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Court drops child killer’s life sentence

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man may walk out of prison in 20 years after the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a 2008 first-degree murder conviction in the death of the man’s toddler stepson. Brandon Moore, now 27, who had been serving life ...

Grant brings truancy advocates to D51 schools

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About 1,000 students in School District 51, some 4.5 percent of the district’s student population, missed school an average of one day a week or more last year, according to District 51 Prevention Coordinator Cathy Haller. The district ...

Bobby Willis

Second warrant out for planner of ‘Bobby Bash’

By Paul Shockley

A judge in New Mexico on Wednesday issued a second arrest warrant in a month for the man who promoted last year’s failed Bobby’s Birthday Bash in Mesa County, while police say an ongoing investigation may yield more charges against ...

Bicyclist with gun on hip 
spurs lockdown at GJ High

By Paul Shockley

A bicyclist with a holstered handgun was detained by police and released without charges Wednesday after causing a lockdown at Grand Junction High School. The bicyclist, a man who Grand Junction Police Sgt. Dave Stassen described to be in his ...


Firm appeals ruling to halt Roan drilling

By Staff

The company holding the disputed leases atop the Roan Plateau is appealing a judge’s ruling setting aside the federal plan that led to those leases being issued. Bill Barrett Corp. filed its notice of appeal just prior to last ...

Museum of Western Colorado seeks $375,000 minimum from county

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The Museum of Western Colorado got its foot in the door early on Wednesday, asking Mesa County commissioners to pump at least $375,000 into its operations, the same amount the county contributed this year. A more reasonable number, though, ...

‘Personhood’ initiative won’t be on ballot

By Charles Ashby

A proposed initiative to define an unborn child at all stages of development as a person failed to get on the November ballot, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office ruled Wednesday. The so-called personhood effort came up nearly ...

Palisade seeks new director for chamber

By Duffy Hayes

Maybe it’s fitting that the town best known for fresh fruit is leading the region in terms of turnover — at least when it comes to heading up the local chamber of commerce. The Palisade Chamber of Commerce is seeking its fourth ...


School sidewalk plan 
runs into federal red tape

By Duffy Hayes

When does negotiating layers of federal red tape become more trouble than it’s worth? Palisade is wrestling with that question now, after a seemingly simple plan to build a couple of blocks of needed sidewalk near Taylor Elementary ...

Reading volunteers still trying to reach magic 500 number

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Going into its third school year, the 500 Plan still is striving to gather 500 volunteers to tutor students in reading for one hour after school each Wednesday for eight-week periods. In all, 228 adults have participated in the program ...

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