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    Massive show of support for fallen deputy

    With 30 years in law enforcement — the last 16 at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office — Sgt. Henry Stoffel knows just how thick the thin blue line grows when an officer is...

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    Mom gets 8 years in daughter’s death

    A Parachute woman Friday received an eight-year prison sentence in connection with the murder of her infant daughter last year, after telling a judge she will be “living in hell...

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    Case of vandalism still open

    The case against the itinerant artist suspected of leaving her “Creepytings” mark in several Western national parks and at Colorado National Monument remains open and...

  • Pro bike race canceled this year

    Officials have put the brakes on a professional cycling race that may have started with an opening stage in Grand Junction this summer. USA Pro Challenge Chief Executive Officer Shawn...

  • New roads tax may go before voters in Nov.

    Colorado voters could be asked in November to allow the state to boost the state sales tax to raise $600 million for streets and highways, as well as to allow the state to continue an...

  • Cows, Feb. 13, 2015

    Delta Sales Yard Inc.: Market report for Feb. 11: Steers: 200 to 400 lbs., $1.85 to $2.20; 400 to 500 lbs., $1.80 to $2.05; 500 to 600 lbs., $1.60 to $1.95; 600 to 700 lbs., $1.52 to...

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    What’s cooking at Fruita High

    Students at Fruita Monument and Palisade high schools who love the food service and hospitality industries are receiving a much needed funding boost for technology, competitions,...

  • Death Notices: Feb. 13, 2016

    ■ Tim Hodson, 53, Whitewater, died Feb. 5, 2016, in Whitewater. No services are planned. ■ Margie May Nelson, 66, Grand Junction, died Feb. 10, 2016, at her home. Ms. Nelson...

  • Local lawmakers see measures clear House

    DENVER — Rep. Dan Thurlow saw three of his bills clear the Colorado House last week and head to the Senate. The measures are simple bills, but all designed to reduce government...

  • Blotter, Feb. 13, 2016

    Gun accident reported A 33-year-old man who lives in the 300 block of Evergreen Road reported Feb. 10 that he suffered a gunshot wound to his hand while allegedly attempting to dislodge...

  • Getting It Right, Feb. 13, 2016

    A story on page 12A Thursday misspelled the name of Salon Pazzo Bello. The salon is located at 2469 Patterson Road, Suite F. ...

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    Fallen hero: Deputy Derek Geer

    In an abundance of ways, Grand Valley residents paid their respects Thursday to fallen Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Geer, after the 40-year-old was taken off life support late...



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  • Questions raised about what happened in Mexican prison brawl

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors charged three state officers with homicide after a bloody prison brawl that ended with 49 dead, raising questions about what happened during the melee inside Mexico's Topo Chico lockup that saw inmates fight with hammers, cudgels and makeshift knives.

  • Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.

  • 'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico.


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POLITICS
  • Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat.

  • GOP's Cotton holds up juvenile justice reforms in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate effort to overhaul the treatment of juveniles in the justice system to avoid unnecessary detentions and keep them out of adult jails has hit a snag in the form of freshman Republican Tom Cotton.

  • House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.

  • Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida, but Grayson angrily denounced the move and said he has no plans to follow Reid's suggestion.

  • Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

    BEIRUT (AP) — A diplomatic push for a temporary pause in Syria's civil war and the delivery of humanitarian aid faced huge hurdles Friday, with Russia saying it would continue its airstrikes and government planes dropping leaflets urging rebels to surrender because "the belt is narrowing around you."

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