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Summer projects spruce up CMU

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Colorado Mesa University students returning for the fall semester may not see any big changes on campus south of the new Orchard Avenue Apartments next month. But they may notice a few tweaks here and there. The university is finishing up ...


Cases being challenged in probe of officer

By Paul Shockley

Former Fruita police officer and House District 54 candidate Jared Wright is an endorsed prosecution witness in approximately 10 active criminal cases, while defense attorneys in those matters have been sent letters advising of possible ...


Economic group hopes to lure metal-work service provider

By Amy Hamilton

For years, some businesses have passed up locating in Grand Junction because it lacked general access to a specific manufacturing service called anodizing. While a few businesses here have their own processes for anodizing metal, a process ...

Group resists city request to boost incentive for firm

By Amy Hamilton

A plan discussed by Grand Junction city councilors in a closed meeting to press the Grand Junction Economic Partnership into granting more incentive dollars to a local company has backfired. Lewis Engineering had applied for funding and was ...

Scant rain leads to relaxed fire restrictions

By Duffy Hayes

A little bit of rain apparently goes a long way when it comes to area fire restrictions. Because of recent scattered showers and higher levels of humidity, regional officials are reconsidering many of the strict fire bans that have been in ...


Murder suspect accused in jail fracas

By Dennis Webb

The legal troubles of a former Grand Junction man accused of killing his wife in 1997 grew this week after he allegedly got into an altercation with another Garfield County Jail inmate. Marcus Bebb-Jones, 49, was issued a summons for ...

Democrats see missed opportunity in House District 54 race

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Democratic Party officials were kicking themselves Thursday. That’s because they see blood in the water over a Fruita Police Department internal affairs investigation of former officer Jared Wright. Wright is the Republican ...

Feds offer disaster aid to W. Slope

By Staff

Area farms that lost crops because of freezing conditions last winter now can apply for low-interest federal loans to help them recover. That’s possible because U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack approved the state’s ...

Defense witness: Amonette turned away from cop’s gunfire

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A man accused of shooting a Rifle cop in his bullet-proof vest appeared to turn away as he was hit by a succession of bullets himself, a defense witness said Thursday. Larry Howard, a forensic pathologist and former ...


House hopeful focus of probe

By Paul Shockley

Republican House District 54 nominee Jared Wright said Wednesday his recent resignation from the Fruita Police Department was unrelated to an internal affairs investigation of him. That same investigation—the subject of the probe was ...

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