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Man takes plea deal in illegal lion hunts

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement reached Tuesday in Denver federal court says a local hunting guide agreed to testify against others who may be implicated in an alleged conspiracy to illegally hunt mountain lions in western Colorado and Utah for paying ...


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Fruita growth leads to school changes

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Redrawing elementary school boundary lines in the west end of the Grand Valley may help ease crowding as that area grows. But the change is unlikely to solve the issue long-term, according to principals in the area. District 51 School Board ...


Schools schedule stays as is

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Fresh news that the state legislature will likely hold off on budget cuts to District 51 this year persuaded the district’s school board members to stick with a five-day school week and keep Scenic Elementary School open this ...


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DNA test confirms remains are Birgfeld’s

By Paul Shockley

A DNA test result confirmed what authorities suspected three weeks ago with dental records: It’s Paige Birgfeld. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Matt Lewis said investigators learned last week a lone tooth, recovered from ...


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U.S. 6&50 project shifts east

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The tens of thousands of Grand Valley motorists who braved construction on U.S. Highway 6&50 near Mesa Mall for the better part of a year during 2010 and 2011 should prepare for another season of cone zones, delays and slower driving ...


Meeker man gets 3 years in hunting buddy’s death

By Dennis Webb

A Meeker man has been sentenced to three years in state prison for manslaughter following last year’s shooting of a friend while they were out drinking and spotting for elk. Neil James Joy, 31, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty ...


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Split over health law evident at competing rallies

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Just hours after the end of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, more than 100 people turned out in downtown Grand Junction to rally against it Tuesday. About 20 also turned out in support of the act, stretching ...


Brazilian arrested in sex sting waives review by grand jury

By Paul Shockley

A Brazilian man jailed without bond on allegations he flew to Grand Junction to have sex with a woman, her 14-year-old stepdaughter and 4-year-old daughter formally waived his right Tuesday to seek additional review of his case by a federal ...


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Panel hears competing proposals for Flaming Gorge pipeline

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A coalition seeking to pipe water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir to Colorado’s Front Range touted the public nature of its makeup Tuesday, while a man proposing a private-public pipeline defended his ...


Methane energy bill clears Senate panel

By Charles Ashby

A bill that Western Slope sponsors expect will create jobs, boost the region’s energy development and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions cleared a major hurdle Tuesday. The measure, which the Senate Local Government Committee ...


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