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Inside a Somerset mine

By William Woody

A multmedia tour of a working coal mine in the Somerset area.  ...


Nearly half of Grand Valley students qualify for meal aid

By Emily Shockley

Nearly half of all School District 51 students were approved to receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch, an all-time high for the district. Forty-five percent, or 9,612 of 21,372 kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the Grand ...


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Investigators following up on tips about missing Grand Junction man

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police were investigating several tips Thursday about a 51-year-old Grand Junction man who was reported missing last week. However, no one has heard from or solved the seemingly mysterious disappearance of Jim Walker. Walker ...


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Suspected dog-stealer arrested; accused dog-killer pleas

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita woman who was indicted in the death of a dog on Colorado National Monument was arrested Wednesday evening. Melissa Lockhart, 32, failed to appear at a scheduled hearing Wednesday at the Wayne N. Aspinall federal building. Jeff ...


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Obama draws praise, skepticism from Grand Junction audience

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President Obama’s call for more jobs and help for small banks and small businesses drew guarded applause and skepticism Wednesday night. “He threw out some good ideas,” said Kris Cox of Labor Etc., an employment agency in ...


Wis. murder suspect caught in New Castle

By Dennis Webb

A man wanted in Wisconsin on a murder charge was arrested after trying to elude a New Castle officer and losing control of his vehicle on a snow-packed, icy roadway late Tuesday night. Benjamin M. Germano, 32, of Wauwatosa, Wis., near ...


Baking soda producer seeking oil shale lease

By Dennis Webb

A Rio Blanco County baking-soda producer has emerged as a candidate for a federal oil shale research and development lease in Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday identified Natural Soda Inc., ExxonMobil and Arizona-based ...


Murder suspect seeks to suppress confession

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle man accused of shooting his brother is seeking to have a purported confession to police suppressed based on the contention he hadn’t previously been advised of his constitutional rights. Public defenders working on behalf of ...


City completes energy projects

By Emily Shockley

The city of Grand Junction has completed energy-efficiency projects at 18 of its buildings and parks. Grants paid for most of the $2 million project. The city hopes to cut energy consumption by 20 percent by 2012 with the help of this project ...


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Man pleads not guilty in Clifton slaying

By Paul Shockley

A man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding three others in Clifton last summer pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Michael Simpson, 24, is scheduled for a three-week jury trial starting July 6 before District Judge Richard ...


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