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Mysterious abandoned cats stress three shelters

By Dennis Webb

Three animal shelters from Rifle to Aspen have been dealing with the consequences of nearly 60 cats being mysteriously dropped off at their facilities in recent months. Someone — shelter officials think it’s probably a single ...


Donors refurbish adventure vehicle for KAFM fundraiser

By Melinda Mawdsley

It is a makeover of startling proportions. From the custom petroglyph vinyl wrap inspired by the Moab area, to the custom sound system scheduled for installation this week, the 1987 Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser that KAFM Community Radio is ...

Prosecution continues case against Lochmiller

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While several investors have testified that the head of failed Valley Investments had no reservations about putting the squeeze on investors, Philip Rand Lochmiller preferred to hold them at arms length, employees said. Lochmiller also tried ...

Club 20, industry back second local man for oil, gas panel

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Several western Colorado organizations have coalesced behind a request that Gov. John Hickenlooper appoint a Grand Junction man to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. It’s not clear, however, whether David Cesark is in ...

Audience small for limited Grand Junction video view of trial

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Every detail of the oak-paneled federal courtroom in Grand Junction is clearly displayed on the big screen in the courtroom itself, down to the vague shadow on the ceiling cast by the chandelier. The courtroom is dominated not by the bench, ...


Homeless outreach: Policing more politely

By Paul Shockley

It was as if Elvis arrived at Hawthorne Park. On a Friday, roughly a dozen homeless people were beating the afternoon heat by sitting at tables under the park’s main shelter. Officers Cindy Cohn and Cory Tomps, members of the Grand ...

Taco Bell shooting

Gang signs in fatal shooting

By Tim Harty

One person died and two others were injured Saturday night following a shooting that police are saying might have been gang-related. Police responded to a call about shots being fired at the Taco Bell restaurant at 850 North Ave. about 10:45 ...

Two armed holdups in Grand Junction

By Daniel Humphries

Grand Junction police are looking into the possibility that two robberies Saturday in Grand Junction are related. About 9:30 a.m., a man armed with a black semi-automatic pistol entered Advance America, 2502 U.S. Highway 6&50, brandished ...

Bachmann is favorite candidate in Mesa County GOP straw poll

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A woman heads the list of preferences for the Republican nomination for the presidency among Mesa County loyalists. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., garnered 18 votes, well short of a majority of votes cast at the party’s monthly ...

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Voices anything but idle at tryouts for reality TV show

By Daniel Humphries

Kody Taylor had been staking out Allen Unique Autos, the site of this year’s local “American Idol” auditions, for three days, watching for the competition to arrive. The 17-year-old Clifton resident didn’t want a ...

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