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Family and friends: No way Thames is a killer

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction family of a man convicted in the rape and murder of a Fort Collins woman in 1989, who now is accused of committing a similar slaying in Palisade in 1994, insist he’s innocent on both counts. “We thought we had a ...


Expert: Taxes may threaten new economy

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The economy in the Grand Valley and nationwide has bottomed out and is slowly rebounding thanks to boosts in consumer spending, housing sales and employment, but a “fiscal cliff” looms at the end of the year that threatens to wipe ...


D51 staff to discuss new evaluations

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School District 51 will take its next step toward formulating a new plan for teacher and principal evaluations later this month. Senate Bill 191, passed by the state Legislature in 2010, requires school districts to adopt a new system of ...


Dewey post-release press conference

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Robert Dewey speaks to reporters following his release from prison.  ...


Motorcycle’s rumble greets a free man

By Paul Shockley

Moments after breathing open air in front of the Mesa County Justice Center as a free man, Robert Dewey on Monday heard the distant boom. Somewhere, a motorcycle screamed down a street. Dewey smiled. He touched a tree for the first time in ...


GJ mulls rate hikes as reserve fund dips

By Amy Hamilton

For years, Grand Junction residents have opened their sewer and water bills to find their rates unchanged. That may not be the case in the future, depending on whether Grand Junction City Council members agree to increase those costs. At a ...


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County to finish 33 Road project, with reservations

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday signed off on completing an eight-year road project in Clifton, but not before two of its three members reiterated their disdain for spending more capital money on that end of the valley. The board voted ...


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Family Health West picks CEO

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Family Health West is welcoming Mark J. Francis as the hospital’s new chief executive officer as current President and CEO Dennis Ficklin prepares to retire. Ficklin will remain the Fruita hospital’s president until his retirement ...


No oil, gas wells in your backyard? Don’t expect tax dollars, bill says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Local governments that restrict or delay oil and gas development in their jurisdictions would lose severance tax dollars for doing so under a bill heard in a House committee Monday. The measure, House Bill 1356, is the latest ...


Bowie coal mine tentatively approved for big expansion

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The Bureau of Land Management gave a tentative nod to the proposed expansion of the Bowie No. 2 mine in the North Fork Valley. In a decision released Monday, the bureau found the expansion of the mine by about 500 acres to enable miners to ...


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