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Former car dealer sentenced to 53 years in prison

By Amy Hamilton

A former used-car salesman convicted of selling salvaged vehicles with “clean” titles was handed a virtual life sentence of 53 years in prison Tuesday. A Mesa County jury in April found Camden Fortney, the owner of Camden Motors, ...


Fire that burned Fruitvale home, was set, official says

By Paul Shockley

A fire that destroyed a Fruitvale home and left a family of four homeless last week was intentionally set, the Clifton Fire Protection District said Tuesday. Fire investigator Chris Rowland said the blaze, which was reported at 12:45 a.m. ...


Crews let Rifle-area fire burn

By Staff

A wildfire near Rifle remained active within its 170-acre perimeter but did not grow Tuesday, Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management said in a news release. “The fire is cleaning up its interior and doing what we want it to ...


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‘Compassionate’ Lion of the Year

By Daniel Humphries

Mike Russell believes many members of the Grand Junction Lions Club are deserving of the Lion of the Year award. He just didn’t count himself among them. His fellow Lions thought differently, though, as Russell received the prestigious ...


Shoelike pattern on body of woman who fell to her death in Rabbit Valley

By Amy Hamilton

An abrasion with a tread pattern that resembled a shoe worn by her husband was found on the body of a Clifton woman who fell to her death in Rabbit Valley in April, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Dannah Foster, 23, was ...


Telephone town hall planned for tonight

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction City Council members and chiefs of the Grand Junction fire and police departments will sponsor a telephone town hall beginning at 7 tonight. The call will go out to all listed land line numbers in the city. Anyone who does not ...


Ex-manager of landfill back in court July 22

By Amy Hamilton

More time is needed to consider terms of a plea agreement for the former manager of the Mesa County landfill, according to records of a hearing Monday. Bob Edmiston, 53, is scheduled to return to court July 22. Edmiston is facing seven ...


County expands employee drug testing

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Mesa County will expand its random drug testing policy to include employees whose jobs require them to drive, a move administrators say is aimed at enhancing public safety on local roadways. Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a ...


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Western Slope recovery lags despite gas uptick

By Charles Ashby

Although Colorado is showing a weak recovery from the recession, the Western Slope’s economic forecast is bleak, state economists told lawmakers Monday. The real estate and banking industries continue to drag the state’s economy ...


Waterline breaks on Patterson

By Emily Shockley

City of Grand Junction pipeline maintenance crews spent much of Monday afternoon and evening repairing a waterline break on Patterson Road. Water began filling the hole where crews were working to connect old and new waterlines around 1 p.m. ...


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