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Grand Junction family conspired to defraud Valley investors, prosecutors say

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The owner of a failed investment business, his wife, son, daughter and an employee conspired to take money from investors under false pretenses, prosecutors said in court papers. Three of the conspirators have been charged in connection with ...


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Mesa State to honor alumni, faculty tonight

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Mesa State College will honor athletes, alumni and a professor at an awards banquet tonight in the school’s new College Center. Mesa State graduates former Daily Sentinel owner and publisher Ken Johnson, class of 1953, and U.S. Tech ...


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Jail escapee faces life sentence Dec. 20

By Paul Shockley

A man who escaped from the Mesa County Jail while facing a life sentence in 2008 is looking at the same penalty in December. Under options available to District Judge Richard Gurley, 42-year-old Shane Johnson could receive consecutive ...


Report: Air firm’s plan risky to Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A deal to bring a German aviation company to Montrose is fraught with risk and places a majority of the fiscal burden upon taxpayers, according to a report released Thursday afternoon. “Extra has no current access to ...


Mesa State’s $19.8M building plan ranks high on list of state projects

By Emily Shockley

A $19.8 million classroom building project at Mesa State College ranks in the top 10 on a list of projects the Colorado Commission on Higher Education plans to recommend for state funding. The list, which will be submitted to the ...


Mining company behind on taxes

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Bowie Resources Mine, which closed temporarily Friday, has missed both property-tax payments to Delta County, in which it is the largest taxpayer. Officials with the company are searching for additional funding, Delta County Treasurer Jim ...


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Rifle man sentenced in fratricide

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A man who shot and killed his brother two years ago apologized to family members in court Wednesday. “But I did what I did out of love,” Heath Johnston said before Judge Gail Nichols approved a 48-year ...


Attack ad rips Salazar—but the wrong one

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If you heard a radio ad attacking Congressman Ken Salazar, you heard right. The advertiser, Americans United for Life, got their target’s name wrong. The ad five times identifies the current Interior secretary and former Colorado ...


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Plea deal rejected in Botanical Gardens vandalism

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Richard Gurley on Wednesday rejected a plea agreement for a man suspected of causing thousands of dollars of damage at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, saying he had doubts the man would comply with probation. Bradley Dodd, ...


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Mesa County lays off workers amid budget crisis

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The Mesa County Health Department will lay off a handful of employees, reduce the number of weekend and evening hours it inspects restaurants and boost fees for some of its services, as one of the most publicly visible county agencies deals ...


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