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Children’s center hits hard times

By Katie Langford

The Western Slope Center for Children has seen a large influx of child victims of physical and sexual abuse over the past four years, and a $40,000 funding cut this year from local foundations and the Mesa County Department of Human ...


Trustees OK vote on Palisade pot measures

By Amy Hamilton

Unlike much of the fanfare and opposition witnessed in recent years when municipalities tackled recreational sales of marijuana, unanimous decisions by all seven Palisade trustees on Tuesday night to place five recreational marijuana-related ...


Amendment would take slavery language out of Constitution

By Charles Ashby

While Colorado voters this year are going to be mulling over how to vote on such heady issues as single-payer health care and end-of-life matters, the proponents of a little-known measure on this year’s ballot hope voters’ ...


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Ex-judge and FBI agent
 Harold Moss dies at 100


By Gary Harmon

Former Mesa County Judge Harold Moss, who set up the original FBI office in Grand Junction, was elected to the bench, helped prosecute a Ponzi schemer and ultimately became a centenarian, died Tuesday in Denver. He also was a philanthropist ...


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Mom, son charged in underage booze party

By Mike Wiggins

A loud underage drinking party in Clifton over the weekend ended with a Clifton mother and son in jail and two children — one of them 11 years old — in the hospital for alcohol intoxication. Norma Lee Campbell, 48, and Hershel ...


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Man accused of sex assault on girl, 6

By Mike Wiggins

A Grand Junction man has been arrested on allegations he repeatedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl earlier this summer. Stanley Hubbard, 65, was advised Monday he could be charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child in a ...


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Defense in Jones case zeros in on police gaps

By Gabrielle Porter

Defense attorneys for Lester Jones focused jurors’ attention on a long list of records that law enforcement either lost, never obtained, or obtained later than they should have during the years-long investigation into the disappearance ...


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‘A monster did this’

By Erin McIntyre

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man was sentenced to 32 years in prison Monday for killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter last year. Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister handed down the sentence to Isaac Ortiz after listening to ...


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Accident near Norwood kills 7-year-old boy, injures three

By Amy Hamilton

A nasty one-vehicle crash involving five occupants on Colorado Highway 145 on Sunday night claimed the life of a 7-year-old Norwood boy and sent his mother and two other people to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the San Miguel ...


State auditors: PERA fund operating properly

By Charles Ashby

While the number of years it will take for most of the funds under the state’s largest public employee pension plan to be fully funded are more than officials would like, the plan still received a clean bill of health from state auditors ...


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