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Mom freed from immigration hold

By Paul Shockley

Mother’s Day is extra sweet for Norma Galindo Gonzales. The Basalt woman jailed earlier this month by federal immigration authorities and threatened with deportation was freed on Friday night and granted a one-year stay of deportation ...


Tassel-turning season begins

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Colorado Mesa University graduated its first spring class under its new name Saturday, as well as its first batch of students to complete the CMU-University of Colorado mechanical engineering partnership program. The nine students who ...


No death penalty decision for Thames

By Paul Shockley

Giving no audible response to several questions asked by County Court Judge Gretchen Larson, 39-year-old Douglas Thames Jr. was advised Friday of a possible death sentence if convicted in the 1994 slaying of Palisade resident Jacie ...


Photo released of naked man on trails

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County Sheriff’s Department authorities released a photo Friday of a man they consider a person of interest in connection with sightings of naked men on local trails, and they hope to learn his name and whereabouts. “He ...


Palisade byway beckons

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The eastern end of the Grand Valley has long been the oasis in the valley’s desert, its seemingly endless rows of lush fruit trees and vineyards attracting residents and tourists alike on a get-up-and-go Saturday or lazy Sunday ...

Task force announces series of drug arrests

By Dennis Webb

A multi-agency task force on Friday said it has made 30 arrests in Garfield and Eagle counties since last November, including arrests resulting from an investigation at a winter music festival in Avon. The Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team, or ...

Spill-fine money may be used in tamarisk battle

By Dennis Webb

Plans are in the works to do tamarisk removal in Garfield County using fine money from a high-profile spill of fluids by Berry Petroleum during the winter of 2007–08. Berry has been working with the Colorado River Water Conservation ...


Grand Junction candidate for president lands spot on Texas ballot

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Every Republican on the presidential primary ballot in Texas has made a splash only to disappear from view as the long primary season has droned on. Well, all but two. To be sure, Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee, is on the ballot. ...


Investigator’s testimony in slaying case lost to credibility concern

By Dennis Webb

A principal investigator in the case of alleged murderer Marcus Bebb-Jones has resigned from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, apparently over allegations that he improperly used a department credit card, and he won’t testify ...

Police: Woman purchased gun used in killing illegally

By Paul Shockley

A handgun allegedly used in an Orchard Mesa slaying on Thanksgiving night was illegally purchased at a local sporting goods store, authorities said Thursday. Tamika Wilson, 23, posted $7,500 bond at the Mesa County Jail on Wednesday after ...

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