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Trooper felt ill-trained in search law, investigator testifies in fatal shooting

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado State Patrol trooper on trial in the shooting death of Jason Kemp said he received “very little if any” training on Fourth Amendment law and general issues respecting lawful search and seizure, an investigator testified ...

Jury pool nearly half dry

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When attorneys prepared to study the jury pool in the trial of Ivan “Gene” Lawyer this week, they found the jury pool was far smaller than they might have hoped. Forty-two percent of the 507 juror summonses that Mesa County Jury ...


Words come back from bottle floated in 1983

By Dennis Webb

Try as she might, Robynn Woodward can’t remember the day back in 1983 when, in her 11-year-old boredom, she set afloat a message in a bottle in a New York river, hoping someone would find it and write back. And the Carbondale woman, now ...

Opinions split on park status for monument

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More than 90 Redlands-area residents turned out Tuesday evening to talk with — and in some cases give an earful to — members of a committee studying whether to seek a national park designation for Colorado National ...


Film celebrates ‘beauty in risk’

By Melinda Mawdsley

The documentary “Moving On” is done, and to recognize the help local people gave Light Gives Heat founders David and Morgan Hansow in the making of the film, they are hosting a special screening in Grand Junction. The 84-minute ...

Dems’ jobs bill clears Senate, may die in House

By Charles Ashby

The Democrats’ signature jobs bill won preliminary approval Tuesday in the Colorado Senate, but it did so without any support from Republicans. As a result, its future in the GOP-controlled House is problematic at best. The measure, ...

Fundraiser for new charter school Saturday

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Parents planning to open a new public charter school in Grand Junction will host a fundraiser for the school from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mount Garfield Pavilion at Long’s Park. Juniper Ridge Community School has no land or building ...


Election win could put cop out of day job

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Jared Wright, a Fruita police officer and GOP nominee for House District 54, is likely to be out of a full-time job when the Legislature convenes in 2013. Fruita Mayor Ken Henry, who is winding up his term as mayor, said Monday he wants to ...

GarCo board adopts shale plan critique

By Dennis Webb

Over the objections of numerous local residents, Garfield County commissioners Monday unanimously approved a resolution critical of the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to sharply reduce acreage available for potential oil shale ...

Driver issued ticket in fatal Clifton crash

By Paul Shockley

A Michigan man who drove a passenger car involved in an early morning fatal crash Saturday in Clifton has been issued a summons, the Colorado State Patrol said. Curtis Berenguer, 19, one of three cadets with the U.S. Air Force Academy who ...

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