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Toddler found alone at home after mom heads to bar

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton mother was ticketed on suspicion of misdemeanor child abuse after she went to a downtown Grand Junction bar on Sunday night and her 2-year-old daughter was found asleep and alone at home. Maura Pernicano, 21, was arrested at ...

Capco keeps sights on gun mount contracts

By Duffy Hayes

American soldiers will be carrying a lighter, easier-to-use tripod for their heavy machine guns sometime in the future, after Grand Junction mechanical and electronic systems manufacturer Capco Inc. won a $35 million defense contract to ...

Parachute man, 26,
 to receive probation 
in accidental gun death

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Parachute man would avoid prison time under a plea bargain in the accidental shooting death of another man. Nathanael James Rice, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminally negligent homicide in connection with the ...

Plane in Glenwood before fatal crash

By Dennis Webb

A plane that crashed in Routt County, killing the pilot, had been parked “for many days” at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport up until sometime last week, airport manager Richard Weinberg says. A sheepherder found a crashed ...

Ruling delayed 
on new trial 
in Wright case

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County judge Tuesday said he needs more time to decide if dishonesty findings in an internal investigation involving former Fruita police officer Jared Wright will force a new trial in an impaired-driving case. That leaves in limbo the ...

CMU 586th in ‘Top Colleges’ list

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Colorado Mesa University ranked 586th out of 650 institutions on this year’s Forbes.com “Top Colleges” list. The list, released earlier this month, gives Princeton University top billing among the United States’ ...


No pretty picture of drought: Tough water measures eyed for 2013

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As temperatures rose this summer and pleas to Grand Valley residents to conserve grew more urgent, water use actually went up. For the most part, the only penalty for using more water was a little more money toward the monthly bill. That ...

Car, truck sales jump in Colorado

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New car and truck registrations in Colorado jumped more than 20 percent year-over-year in the first seven months of 2012, outpacing the national leap of 11.5 percent during the same period, according to the Colorado Automobile Dealers ...


Meth ringleader sentenced to 10 years

By Paul Shockley

A 67-year-old Grand Junction man who was known as “Don Carlos” among associates, while prosecutors said he ran a local methamphetamine ring, was sentenced Monday to serve 10 years in prison. Shuffling around a courtroom with the ...


Former Junction cop set for sex assault trial

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction Police Department officer accused of having a sexual affair with an underage girl pleaded not guilty Monday. Eric Janusz, 42, was scheduled Monday for trial over two weeks starting March 11, 2013, on eight charges ...

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