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081811 Bomb squad removes

GJ bomb squad blasts fallen tree clogging up river

By Paul Shockley

Glenna Coleman’s Thursday started with a bang. Around 10:30 a.m., a phone call with a recorded message targeting her home at 328 Mountain View, on Orchard Mesa, informed her that police were about to detonate a nearby bomb for a good ...

Trio nabbed after 5 years of gumshoe work

By William Woody

MONTROSE—Nearly five years of chasing leads led to three arrests last week in the 2006 shooting death of a man outside a bar in Montrose. Miguel Godinez-Marguez, 33, Gilberto Godinez, 33, and Luis Antonio Partida, 24, have been jailed ...

Local designer off ‘Project Runway’

By Melinda Mawdsley

Julie Tierney had fun, but her time on the fashion design stage is over. The local designer and Loki graphics design intern was eliminated in Thursday night’s episode of “Project Runway” on Lifetime TV. Before judge Heidi ...

Ex-bookkeeper suspected of theft

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose bookkeeper was arrested earlier this week on suspicion she stole more than $20,000 while employed at a bookkeeping service. Traci Younger, 38, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft and theft in a series. She ...

Andy Daly Powdrh 081811

Powderhorn owner aims to recapture skiers from other resorts

By Dave Buchanan

Longtime Colorado ski industry executive Andy Daly and his business partners, Tom, Ken and John Gart, on Aug. 4 purchased Powderhorn Ski Resort and 710 undeveloped acres immediately adjacent to the resort. Daly began his ski-industry career ...

Classrooms, library top list at Mesa

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A new classroom building and library renovations top Colorado Mesa University’s wish list for state capital funds for 2012–13. The fund has been stingy the last couple of years as the state endured revenue shortfalls. But Colorado ...

11 miles of Highway 141 to be repaved

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction contractor won a $4.8 million state contract to do some safety and repaving work on Colorado Highway 141 south of Whitewater, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Thursday. At the same time, the Federal Highway ...


Delta insurer avoids jail in theft probe

By Paul Shockley

The former owner of a Delta insurance agency accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his customers will avoid jail under the terms of a plea agreement struck Monday. Joshua L. Amelang, 35, of Grand Junction, faces an ...

Arrest made in Montrose motel fire

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Police believe a disgruntled guest set fire to a Montrose motel in April, and they arrested him Monday on suspicion of first-degree arson. Ronnie Barrett, 54, is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Montrose County Jail and is ...

Death on train tracks possible suicide

By Paul Shockley

The death of a person who was hit early Wednesday by an oncoming 76-car Union Pacific train is being investigated as a suicide, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said. Grand Junction dispatchers were notified by Union Pacific around ...

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