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    Aunt is guilty 
in brutal death
 of 3-year-old

    A Grand Junction woman accused in the brutal beating death of her 3-year-old niece last year pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. Shanna Lorane Gossett, 30,...

  • Hemp business wins Jump-Start status

    A new business that uses hemp for home-building materials was approved for the Colorado Rural Jump-Start program on Thursday. Hemp Adobe, operated by BioCorp US, will open in Montrose, and...

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    Grad rate reaches 12-year high

    School District 51’s graduation rate hit a 12-year high in 2016, the result of a decadelong, districtwide effort to help more students graduate from high school in four years. Data...

  • Blotter, Jan. 20, 2017

    Sword, gun found in arrest A man found Wednesday night carrying a samurai-type sword among his belongings was wanted on a warrant, and was allegedly found with a loaded handgun after...

  • 012017_ColoWyo_Mine

    Colowyo Mine gets go-ahead for expansion

    The federal government has approved a plan that allows for coal mining to continue for the long term at the Colowyo Mine between Meeker and Craig. The U.S. Department of the...

  • Democrats wary of GOP’s energy committee

    Democrats clearly expected Thursday’s first meeting of Sen. Ray Scott’s new Select Committee on Energy and the Environment to be biased in favor of fossil fuels. It...

  • Hitch in bike-route planning stalls series of Palisade Plunge meetings

    A hiccup in the route planning process for the Palisade Plunge has stalled several planned public meetings this week. Local recreational advocates and entities are planning a 6,000-foot,...

  • JONES_Kirk

    Suspect in sex assault has bond of $500K

    A 49-year-old man with two prior convictions for sexual assault was before a judge again on Wednesday, accused of a slew of new domestic violence-related charges including sexual assault by...

  • 011917_CMU_health_sci._bldg

    Leak won’t delay CMU health sciences project

    Colorado Mesa University’s new $15 million health sciences building is on track to be completed by July, despite unexpected roof problems that have added $110,000 to the...

  • Dog dies after being shot with
 a BB gun

    A small dog was found dead Sunday outside its Orchard Mesa home, apparently from a head wound caused by a close-range shot from a BB gun. The owner of the dog — a 6-year-old...

  • 011917_3a_light_the_night

    Local students help send gift of light to the less fortunate

    Is it possible for a group of high school students in western Colorado to impact someone living in a country 2,500 miles away? According to the eight high school students who run local...

  • Repeat felon accused of smuggling cocaine

    A seven-time felon who has twice returned to the U.S. after being deported was arrested again last weekend, after Colorado State Patrol troopers found close to three pounds of cocaine in...



  • Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.

  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Lake Erie plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.

  • NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen

    NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial.

  • Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7M in hush money

    CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case.

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