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Clifton man jailed in 2-day crime spree

By Paul Shockley

A man told police he was held hostage by another man for two days as the suspect took his car and forced him to do drug deals, according to an arrest affidavit. Ryan R. Rivera, 26, 3225 Bunting Ave., was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail ...


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School bullying warning heard in Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Members of the state board of education along with behavioral experts Tuesday told Montrose and Olathe educators that school bullying is more prevalent outside the classroom than ever. Bullying is defined as an aggressive ...


Ridges project OK’d over concerns of some neighbors

By Amy Hamilton

Despite objections by a couple of neighbors, Grand Junction City Council members on Wednesday night unanimously approved amending a development plan that would allow for the construction of 20 housing units in The Ridges. Council members ...


Grand Junction divorce rate highest in the state, census data reveal

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction is Colorado’s newest divorce capital. Among the state’s 26 largest cities, the Grand Valley went from 14th place to No. 1 in the past decade with the highest percentage of its population that is divorced. According ...


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Last Honor Flight vets marvel at war memorials

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Out of the Rockies, over the Missouri, Mississippi and Potomac rivers, the veterans on the final Western Colorado Honor Flight were given a hero’s welcome upon landing in Baltimore on Wednesday morning. Otelia ...


Supporters of increased school funding to rally on Saturday

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Friends of School District 51 will host its first campaign event this weekend to support the school district’s proposed mill levy override. The event will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday outside Mesa Mall in a parking lot on the west side ...


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Third time’s the charm for man, 100

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

After three tries, 100-year-old Edward Woynowskie finally cast his eyes on our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Western Colorado Honor Flight. Woynowskie is a World War II veteran who served as a diesel mechanicon ...


Colorado revenue forecast looks like last year

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s a vicious cycle. The economy could be at a turning point in its recovery and things could get a lot better, but only if things get a lot better, the state’s top economists said Tuesday. While the chances for ...


Dispute over ownership of Black Mountain Recycling turns violent

By Paul Shockley

A man was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion he assaulted another man who was serving civil papers at Black Mountain Recycling Inc. near De Beque, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Jefferson Lee Been, 24, was ...


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Former Delta mayor gets probation for attempted sexual assault of boy

By Paul Shockley

A former Delta mayor and City Council member accused of sexually molesting a young boy could avoid prison under the terms of a plea agreement. Roy Lynn Nelson, 41, was sentenced Tuesday to serve a four-year deferred judgment, in addition to ...


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