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What you can do to prevent being taken

By Amy Hamilton

Swindlers prying money from unsuspecting folks is nothing new. Think traveling snake-oil salesmen peddling cure-all tonics. But people still get fleeced, and according to an expanding list of scams detailed on the Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Work to close Hanging Lake rest area

By Staff

Work to close Hanging Lake rest area Xcel Energy has contracted with Garney Construction Company to complete repairs to the Shoshone Dam in Glenwood Canyon. Specifically, the work is being done over the Hanging Lake Rest Area access road. As ...

Seize control from lawyers, league says

By Charles Ashby

Kill all the lawyers, or at least don’t hire them to defend you in court. That, at least, is the goal of two Denver-area men who founded a little-known group called the Anti-Lawyer League of the United States. Trenton Parker of ...

Child victims of sexual abuse have safe place

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The Western Slope Center for Children expects to see 300 victims of sexual abuse come through its doors at 259 Grand Ave. this year. The child advocacy center provides a comforting environment for children who have been abused to be ...

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Pop-and-son confectioners hope to achieve sweet success

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Sweet describes confectioners Emmett and James Masterson perfectly. Emmett, 57, has been making fudge for Valentine’s Day gifts for his friends and family for the past 20 years. It wasn’t until recently that Emmett and his son ...

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Sheriff’s Department on manhunt

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a Grand Junction man wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder. The department issued an arrest warrant early today for Joshua Ringold, 22. He was located in a home in the 2900 ...

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Teens make wish a reality for sick boy

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Students from four local high schools are raising money to make a wish come true for a student they’ve never met. Student government leaders from Central, Fruita Monument, Grand Junction and Palisade high schools are selling T-shirts ...

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Secrets of Jurassic croc

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For a creature only about eight inches long and weighing in at a few ounces, the crocodilian left a lasting and unique impression. The croc was trapped, belly up, for a time in sandy mud, long enough to leave evidence of his armored scales ...

Groups file suit to hold mines to methane cap

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Several environmental organizations have filed a lawsuit to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better protect public health against emissions from coal mines, according to the groups. Industry representatives, however, said the ...

Teen could face charges in crash

By Dennis Webb

A teenage driver could face a vehicular homicide charge for an Oct. 20 accident in which a Colorado Mountain College student died and three other CMC students were injured, including the driver. The Colorado State Patrol is recommending the ...

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