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Man guilty in Taco Bell slaying

By Paul Shockley

A 19-year-old man will spend at least 24 years in prison under a plea agreement struck Friday in the July 2011 crime wave in Grand Junction that included the murder of 31-year-old Jorge Carrasco. Lester Miranda-Davis of Clifton faces a ...


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Gessler: 141 voters are illegally registered

By Charles Ashby

Secretary of State Scott Gessler said 141 people are illegally registered to vote in Colorado, but there’s no time before this fall’s elections to get them off voter rolls. With the aid of a federal Systemic Alien Verification and ...


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Candidates: Colleges need aid from state

By Charles Ashby

Cutting budgets, streamlining expenses and raising additional state aid for higher education all need to happen to rescue the state’s colleges and universities, two candidates for the University of Colorado Board of Regents said ...


AF Tanker Crew Assists Stricken Jet Fighter

Pilot in trouble finds wingman

By Charles Ashby

What started as a routine refueling mission over the skies of Afghanistan late last month turned out to be anything but for the son of a Delta couple. Oklahoma Air National Guard Lt. Col. Aaron Wardlaw, the 41-year-old son of Len and Cindy ...


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Grand Junction businessman dies in accident

By Lory Pounder

The family of a 37-year-old Grand Junction business owner who died suddenly last weekend described him as being full of love and life. Brent Tuck, founder, president and chief executive officer of Tuck Communication Services Inc., died Sept. ...


CMU seminar series on water and the drought continues Monday

By Dave Buchanan

The fall 2012 Natural Resources of the West seminar series at Colorado Mesa University continues Monday afternoon with a look at the political challenges of drought. Monday’s lecture by CMU political science Professor Tim Casey is ...


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Affidavit: Two jailed after meth found in hidden compartment

By Paul Shockley

Two men face a variety of drug-related charges after nearly six pounds of methamphetamine was found hidden in a car during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 on Wednesday, according to an arrest affidavit. Adrian Bucio, 19, of Fresno, Calif., ...


Couple may get joint trial in welfare fraud

By Paul Shockley

A former Mesa County Department of Human Services case manager and her husband may face trial together in connection with what authorities have claimed to be Mesa County’s largest ever welfare fraud prosecution. Venica Padilla, 41, and ...


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Orchard Mesa loses 
animal whisperer: 
Melzer dies at age 60


By Duffy Hayes

Anyone who truly knows animals will tell you the connections human beings share with them are all about energy. Hundreds of Grand Valley animals and their owners lost one of the area’s great communicators this week with the sudden ...


Target shooting 
on public land 
to be discussed

By Dave Buchanan

In response to general interest in the management of target shooting on public lands around Grand Junction, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting a public listening session from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Courtyard Marriott, 755 Horizon Dr. ...


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