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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 ...


Study highlights state’s key river role

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The Colorado River probably still has water that could be used for development in Colorado, but how much remains unknown, according to a new study of the river. As many as 900,000 acre-feet of water could be available for development, the ...


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Man arrested after report of child porn on computer

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A Grand Junction man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of child pornography after investigators alleged they found dozens of pictures of nude boys on his home computer. Curtis Marlin Pound, 47, 2915 Orchard Ave., No. B24, made ...


Ski area visitor traffic holds steady, helped by early-season snowfall

By Dave Buchanan

Skier visits in the state through Dec. 31 are up 1 percent over last season, according to Colorado Ski Country USA. It’s not much of an increase, but given the economic factors, any increase is a positive, said Melanie Mills, president ...


Williams gives Mesa State scholarships

By Staff

Williams will offer a $6,000 scholarship to five Mesa State College students each year for the next five years. Williams donated $150,000 to the college Tuesday. Students with at least a 3.0 grade-point average can submit essays on how energy ...


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Armed homeowner thwarts attempt to take his firetruck

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose man told officers he was trying to get out of the cold when he climbed into a privately owned firetruck, keys at the ready,  and tried to start it early Monday. Michael A. Chavez, 57, was detained at gunpoint by the owner of ...


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