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Serra’s attorney investigated for ethics violations

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The attorney representing former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra could face disciplinary action for eight alleged violations of professional misconduct. The Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney ...

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Wife of sex assault suspect cites dementia, wants him locked up

By Paul Shockley

The wife of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl asked a judge Thursday to keep her husband locked up at the Mesa County Jail, citing fears about his dementia and public safety were he to be freed. “I know he ...

GJ man’s death after brawl ruled a homicide

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction Police Department detective said a man’s severe brain injuries were suspicious after a fight outside a Grand Junction home around midnight last Friday, according to a search warrant affidavit. James N. Rossett, 31, died ...

Personal income for 2009 drops 4.1% in county

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Personal income earned by Mesa County residents dropped 4.1 percent in 2009 compared to 2008, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Sixteen of Colorado’s 64 counties experienced a greater ...

House finds more funds for K-12 schools

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House found a little bit more money Thursday to put toward the state’s public schools next year. As a result, instead of an anticipated $250 million cut to the $5.19 billion the state plans to spend on K–12 education ...

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New council member brings credentials to the table, if not political experience

By Amy Hamilton

Amid a panel of mostly familiar faces, the qualifications and the personality of a relatively unknown candidate, Laura Luke, intrigued council members. In what appeared to be a surprise move, the six-member board, with the blessing of the two ...

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College puts knowledge to practical use

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With a $750 check from Encana and a semester to complete the task, four Western Colorado Community College students set out in January to convert a donated lawn-mower engine to run on compressed natural gas. Next week, they hope to see their ...

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Luke named to vacant seat on GJ council

By Amy Hamilton

Wishes of two incoming council members swayed a vote by Grand Junction City Council in appointing Laura Luke as the board’s newest member. The six sitting members said that they, and not the new board, should fill a District D seat ...

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Fundraiser Saturday to help young cancer patient

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A fundraiser to help pay medical bills for Delaney Clements will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Rite Aid, 400 N. First St. Although the family does have health insurance, co-pay and prescription costs are high. ...

Reservoir decision pleases foes

By Dennis Webb

Residents up the Crystal River Valley south of Carbondale are praising a decision that could end the decades-long fight over a reservoir proposal that has threatened to dislocate hundreds of people. The Colorado River Water Conservation ...

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