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Car held 79 pounds of pot in traffic stop, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A Denver woman faces a host of possible charges after authorities found 79 pounds of marijuana hidden in a rental car on Interstate 70, according to an arrest affidavit. Thi Phan, 28, was the driver of a Chevy Impala headed east on I-70 ...


Self-defense claim probed in man’s death

By William Woody

The Larimer County District Attorney’s Office is asking for more time to investigate a claim of self-defense by a woman suspected of assaulting a Montrose man who died a week later. Azura Lakin, 21, of Fort Collins, was arrested Oct. 2 ...


Council to discuss airport tenants’ concerns

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members have scheduled a 5 p.m. workshop Monday at Grand Junction City Hall as a way to hash out concerns among general aviation tenants, the airport’s volunteer board and Grand Junction Regional Airport ...


Medicare enrollment starts early this year

By Staff

For 630,000 Coloradans enrolled in Medicare, it’s time to make decisions. The period for open enrollment has been moved up this year. Instead of the usual deadline of Dec. 31, the enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and will close Dec. 7. ...


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Ex-park official lauded for stand against bike race

By Staff

Former Colorado National Monument Superintendent Joan Anzelmo received a conservation-based award for denying a professional bicycling stage race to occur in the park. The Stephen T. Mather Award is endowed by Booz Allen Hamilton and was ...


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Man’s best friend helping those who suffer from trauma

By Amy Hamilton

It’s still a couple months away, but Sydney Medina of Grand Junction can’t wait until she’s united with a service dog, provided by the Englewood-based, nonprofit Freedom Service Dogs. Medina, a U.S. Navy veteran who has been ...


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Lawyers: Booze, insult fueled Fruita slaying

By Paul Shockley

Fueled by hours of drinking rum and Coke and a crude remark about his girlfriend, Fruita resident Wayne Gert chose to end a spat with his roommate by pulling out a .357 revolver and shooting him in the face, prosecutors told ...


Senators seek delay on drilling

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s U.S. senators are asking the Obama administration to a delay a decision on drilling west of Carbondale, to the delight of a citizens coalition trying to protect 220,000 acres there from oil and gas development. However, ...


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Montrose official takes job in Texas

By William Woody

MONTROSE—Assistant City Manager Scott Sellers announced Wednesday that he will work his last day in Montrose on Oct. 27, four days before entering his new role as city manager in Kilgore, Texas. Sellers, 32, has been with the city since ...


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Mesa County’s 2012 budget may signal rebound

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Mesa County’s budget is expected to remain flat in 2012, an indication that county finance officers are cautiously optimistic that the local economy has hit bottom and is slowly rebounding. The initial $130.2 million budget presented to ...


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