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Man held 
in brutal 
assault on dog

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man was jailed on allegations he repeatedly beat and kicked his dog Thursday night in front of his home, while threatening to kill the neighbors who watched it all. Nathan David Bionaz, 31, 490 Harris Road, was being held ...


Garfield County deputy honored for saving infant

By Dennis Webb

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department recently honored one of its deputies for saving a premature infant’s life earlier this year by using CPR. According to a news release, the April 12 incident involved a 22-day-old baby that ...


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Playing music was ‘joy in life’ for Chuck Thomas

By Melinda Mawdsley

Dozens of sympathy cards were scattered throughout the Thomases’ Grand Junction home. Some cards were opened and placed atop the grand piano. Others sat untouched on the kitchen counter. More than one week has passed since longtime ...


95-mile oil pipeline will employ hundreds

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has approved construction of a 95-mile natural gas liquids pipeline that will help meet the long-term demands of regional energy producers and in the short term employ hundreds of construction ...


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Combat stress blamed in attack of 5

By Paul Shockley

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who raised combat stress disorder in defense to charges he assaulted five people after becoming upset over July 4 fireworks faces prison time under a plea agreement struck Friday. Alejandro Olvera, 26, faces 10 to ...


Trails from missile tests puzzle Junction teacher

By Duffy Hayes

Sixth-grade science teacher Kevin LaDuke is used to enlightening his students about why things happen in and around our atmosphere, but Thursday morning he saw something that he couldn’t explain. LaDuke was one of many people across ...


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Prison is possible in new dog-torture plea

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man Thursday admitted to torturing and killing his mother’s dog after pleading guilty for the second time in a little less than five months. Joseph Nelson, 18, pleaded guilty to a lone count of aggravated cruelty to ...


D51 to host community meetings

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Beginning Sept. 27, School District 51 will start hosting quarterly meetings for community members. Each meeting will begin with a brief update on current issues in the district, such as implementation of new teacher and principal evaluations ...


House OKs 
reworked version 
of Stolen Valor Act

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A new measure aimed at punishing people who falsely claim to have earned military honors passed the U.S. House on Thursday. The Stolen Valor Act of 2012 would replace a similar measure passed by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush ...


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German students visit Central High

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Sixteen German students and two of their teachers are one week into a three-week exchange program at Central High School. Visiting students are auditing classes at the high school and getting a taste of life in the United States while staying ...


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