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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


‘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 ...


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 ...


Man suspected of making hash oil, igniting fire

By Mike Wiggins

A Fruita man was arrested after he allegedly sparked a fire at his home earlier this month by making marijuana concentrate in the bedroom of his two children. Billy G. Beebe, 22, was advised in court Monday that he could be charged with ...

Tobacco-tax surge makes state ballot

By Charles Ashby

A measure to raise the state’s tobacco taxes by more than three times the current rate qualified for the November ballot on Monday. That effort, pushed by about 50 different groups, is expected to raise about $315 million in its first ...

County accepts grant for airport concrete project

By Gary Harmon

Passengers boarding and leaving commercial planes at Grand Junction Regional Airport will soon see the concrete on the east side being replaced. Work can begin on the area with the acceptance Monday by the Mesa County Commission of a $4.2 ...

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