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    Kudos for wild horse operation

    Speakers lauded the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area during comments to the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Committee, which heard public comments Tuesday...

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keep police 
on the run

    Emergency crews and law enforcement responded to numerous roadway crashes on Wednesday, including a rollover crash in Grand Junction in the afternoon, and another rollover crash in Clifton...

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    Palisade woman 
ordered to leave 
securities market

    Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has ordered the permanent revocation of securities licenses held by Palisade resident Barbara Endres and her firm, Lifetime Wealth Advisors....

  • Towns in Garfield County 
get grants for mineral leases

    Several communities in Garfield County were awarded more than $1.3 million in grants for various projects thanks to the county’s Federal Mineral Lease District. The district...

  • Rifle hosts 5 finalists for new city manager

    The city of Rifle is hosting a reception for the five finalists in the search for a new city manager, and the Rifle City Council encourages the public to attend the reception and meet the...

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    Blotter, Oct. 19, 2017

    Clues sought in robbery The Delta Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect in a robbery at Arby’s, 107 Gunnison River Drive,  at 9: 50 p.m. Saturday...

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    U-turn on North Avenue?

    Grand Junction City Council will vote Nov. 1 on whether to rescind an earlier decision to change the name of North Avenue to University Boulevard, the council decided Wednesday. The 6-0...

  • Briefs, Oct. 19, 2017

    Crime Stoppers given three awards On Wednesday, Crime Stoppers of Mesa County celebrated three national awards that the group recently received at the Crime Stoppers USA annual...

  • 101917_1a_Donors

    Nearly $250K given to boost tax campaigns

    Donors poured close to $250,000 combined into the two campaigns seeking higher taxes for Mesa County public safety officials and schools. Campaign issue committee Citizens for School...

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    Two pedestrians hit, killed within hours of each other

    Two people died Wednesday in separate vehicle-pedestrian accidents that happened about 10 hours apart on opposite ends of the Grand Valley. George Harlan, 94, Clifton, died after he was...

  • Death Notices, Oct. 19, 2017

    ■ Former Cedaredge resident Wanda Jean Gibson, 62, Green River, Wyoming, died Oct. 5, 2017, at her home. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cedaredge...

  • Biz Buzz: Oct. 19, 2017

    Gelu Italian Ice will celebrate its new brick and mortar store Saturday after spending the past four years as a seasonal business operating out of a trailer in a parking lot. The new...



  • Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing.

  • Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.

  • Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

    BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say fell under the influence of the Islamic State group was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead a conservative American blogger for organizing a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.

  • Case dropped against man tried on hair evidence 32 years ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction even though the victim described her attacker as a man without any facial hair and he had a beard.

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