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Man, 81, suspected of sexual assault

By Paul Shockley

An 81-year-old resident at a Grand Junction assisted-living complex was arrested Monday on suspicion he sexually assaulted a 74-year-old woman twice in one day. Leroy E. Smith, 3032 N. 15th St., unit 506, was ordered held at Mesa County Jail ...


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Busy road to get makeover

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Long the bane of Grand Valley motorists’ commute to Mesa Mall or downtown Grand Junction, a portion of U.S. Highway 6&50 will be reconstructed over the next several months in the hopes of easing traffic congestion and enhancing ...


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Waste-disposal plan wins initial approval

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An evaporation pond and land farm adjacent to the uranium mill tailings disposal site south of Whitewater won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Mesa County Commission. The commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the proposed 160-acre ...


GJ woman defends industry at fracking hearing

By Dennis Webb

DENVER — Mariah Raney traveled all the way from Grand Junction to Denver to deliver a simple message Tuesday. The oil and gas industry is economically important to families such as hers, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...


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Candidate admits to plagiarism

By Charles Ashby

GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis admitted Tuesday that articles he had written on water issues for a Pueblo foundation were plagiarized from a Colorado Supreme Court justice. But the former U.S. congressman said it was not deliberate ...


Poll: Republican leads Colorado Senate race

By Staff

Republican Ken Buck leads the two Democrats in the race for the U.S. Senate by a larger margin than does his GOP opponent, Jane Norton, a poll says. A Rasmussen poll released Tuesday said Buck, the Weld County district attorney, leads the ...


Drilling slowdown cuts assessed value of property by 7 percent

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The assessed value of oil and gas development in Mesa County plummeted 70 percent this year compared to last year, a drop that likely will slice into the county’s 2011 budget. County Assessor Barbara Brewer told commissioners Monday ...


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West Slope banks among victims in credit-card scam

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Two Western Slope banks were victimized in a scheme allegedly headed by an Oakland, Calif.-based, self-described rap impresario, according to a grand jury indictment released Monday. The statewide grand jury indicted six individuals who ...


Indiana man killed in crash on Douglas Pass

By Paul Shockley

An Indiana man died on Monday after he lost control of his motorcycle on Douglas Pass, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The man, who wasn’t immediately identified by authorities, was riding south on Colorado Highway 139 just ...


Glenwood Caverns not part of possible caves closure

By Dennis Webb

A commercial cave operation in Glenwood Springs said Monday it would not be affected by possible U.S. Forest Service plans to close caves in Colorado for a year. The closure, which is being considered to protect bats from a deadly fungus, ...


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