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Cop-shooting suspect had history with police

By Dennis Webb

A man accused of shooting a Rifle cop Friday night threatened earlier this year to kill his girlfriend if she called police after the two got in a dispute over money, she told police at the time. The girlfriend told a Rifle officer in ...


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Monument road to close after Dec. 1, may open to skiers

By Amy Hamilton

An effort by officials at Colorado National Monument to cut snowplowing costs may come as a delight to cross-country skiers. After Dec. 1, the top portion of Rim Rock Drive will be closed to traffic. If enough snow accumulates, the area will ...


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Ex-prostitution parlor prepped for auction

By Paul Shockley

There will be no happy ending for this hot tub. John Harrison, special agent with the Internal Revenue Service in Grand Junction, is betting there will not be many potential takers for the hot tub that is among the last remnants of Fuji ...


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Candidates converge on Grand Junction

By Charles Ashby

With the general election one week away, the focus for candidates in this year’s races has turned away from campaigning to getting out the vote. But because early voting numbers from the Secretary of State’s Office as of Monday ...


Grand Junction High School teachers present at California conference

By Emily Shockley

Teachers involved in Grand Junction High School’s STRIVE program will be the only out-of-state presenters at an education conference next month in California. STRIVE, which stands for Students Taking Responsibility and Valuing ...


First big winter storm frosts western Colorado

By Melinda Mawdsley

The first significant winter storm of the season swept through most of western Colorado Monday, particularly in Colorado’s high country. The National Weather Service forecast up to 16 inches of snow for portions of the state by noon ...


State re-examining Silt-area drilling concerns

By Dennis Webb

The Environmental Protection Agency is joining state investigators in taking a new look at concerns about water contamination by natural gas development south of Silt. Such investigations are uncommon for the federal agency. But it has been ...


Contractor repairing cracks in new animal shelter

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Mesa County has reached an agreement with a Denver-based contractor that requires the firm to repair cracks in the new Animal Services building and extend the building warranty in case problems crop up again. The cracks were caused by water ...


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Clifton arson suspected

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Clifton Fire Protection District and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a suspected arson Sunday in Clifton. About 6:40 a.m., emergency personnel went to 3225 Rood Ave., No. 1, after reports of a small fire ...


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Residents ready for Round 3 in fight over gravel pit proposal

By Amy Hamilton

Residents of an Orchard Mesa neighborhood opposed to a gravel mining operation in their area are hoping the third time is a charm. It’s been a rocky tug of war both for the applicant of a gravel pit proposal, Schooley-Weaver ...


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