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Motorcycle’s rumble greets a free man

By Paul Shockley

Moments after breathing open air in front of the Mesa County Justice Center as a free man, Robert Dewey on Monday heard the distant boom. Somewhere, a motorcycle screamed down a street. Dewey smiled. He touched a tree for the first time in ...


GJ mulls rate hikes as reserve fund dips

By Amy Hamilton

For years, Grand Junction residents have opened their sewer and water bills to find their rates unchanged. That may not be the case in the future, depending on whether Grand Junction City Council members agree to increase those costs. At a ...


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County to finish 33 Road project, with reservations

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday signed off on completing an eight-year road project in Clifton, but not before two of its three members reiterated their disdain for spending more capital money on that end of the valley. The board voted ...


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Family Health West picks CEO

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Family Health West is welcoming Mark J. Francis as the hospital’s new chief executive officer as current President and CEO Dennis Ficklin prepares to retire. Ficklin will remain the Fruita hospital’s president until his retirement ...


No oil, gas wells in your backyard? Don’t expect tax dollars, bill says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Local governments that restrict or delay oil and gas development in their jurisdictions would lose severance tax dollars for doing so under a bill heard in a House committee Monday. The measure, House Bill 1356, is the latest ...


Bowie coal mine tentatively approved for big expansion

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The Bureau of Land Management gave a tentative nod to the proposed expansion of the Bowie No. 2 mine in the North Fork Valley. In a decision released Monday, the bureau found the expansion of the mine by about 500 acres to enable miners to ...


For now, steak, and savoring life on the outside for freed Dewey

By Paul Shockley

How do you start rebuilding a life after 16 lost years? For starters, in the case of 51-year-old Robert Dwain Dewey, you eat well. “He said he wanted a filet mignon steak, first thing,” Donna Weston, 71, Dewey’s mother, ...


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Innocence lost, regained

By Paul Shockley

Robert Dewey dreamed of riding. Interviewed in January by investigators behind the walls of Colorado’s Limon Correctional Facility, the 51-year-old Dewey said he chose “the easy way” to live in prison over the course of ...


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New suspect in 1994 Palisade slaying lived near scene of killing

By Paul Shockley

He lived down the street. Investigators in recent months learned 39-year-old Douglas Thames Jr. in 1994 rented an apartment on the opposite side of the street “two to three buildings down” from where 19-year-old Jacie Taylor was ...


Constitutional cleanup proposed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado voters may get a chance to remove measures from the Colorado Constitution this fall rather than put something in it. But even if voters don’t approve a proposed referendum on this year’s ballot that won ...


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