Western Colorado

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Coroner: Man killed mother-in-law, himself

By Paul Shockley

An 84-year-old Montrose woman died of asphyxiation, a result of smothering, and her 61-year-old son-in-law shot himself in the head, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office said Monday. Jeanne L. Mennell’s death has been ruled ...

Blue Band Wagon survey: Chamber program a success

By Staff

Eighty-six percent of people surveyed by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce believe the Chamber’s Blue Band Wagon program encouraging residents to shop local has been effective. The results of a survey asking 225 local people ...

Mother writes about son’s crime, death in prison

By Dennis Webb

For decades, Marian Clayton has been asked how it was that she ended up raising her grandkids. Answering wasn’t easy, considering it involved telling them that her son, Mark Henderson, was serving time for rape. “They really ...

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Judge: 192 years to life for sex assaults

By Paul Shockley

A man convicted at trial on 65 sex-assault-related felonies involving teenage girls was sentenced Monday to serve 192 years to life in prison. Nerio “Ned” Martinez, 37, of Grand Junction, faced even more time under a combination ...

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Community garden target of bugs, beetles ... burglars

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’s not just squash bugs and cucumber beetles that have a hankering for the fresh vegetables being grown in the Grand Junction Community Garden. It seems the fresh produce is subject to a few human predators as well. Someone has been ...

Libraries have record-setting June

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Patrons at the Mesa County Public Library District checked out items at a record rate in June, prompting Director Eve Tallman to channel Mark Twain. “I think that rumors of the death of the book are greatly exaggerated,” Tallman ...

Buck, Norton trade accusations

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The two Republicans running for the U.S. Senate nomination each said Monday the other isn’t who they claim to be. Ken Buck is a different person on script than off the cuff, his Republican opponent, Jane Norton, said Monday in a news ...

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Tancredo readies run for governor

By Charles Ashby

Much to the chagrin of his Republican colleagues, former congressman Tom Tancredo announced Monday he will seek the nomination for Colorado governor as a candidate for the American Constitution Party. That announcement, which Tancredo ...

Watchdog group: Candidate for attorney general breaking state law

By Charles Ashby

A Denver-based government watchdog group has filed a complaint against the Democratic candidate for attorney general. The nonprofit Colorado Government Accountability Project filed a campaign-finance complaint late last week against Boulder ...

Jo-Ann Fabrics to close Mesa Mall location

By Emily Shockley

Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts has until Aug. 14 to move out of Mesa Mall. The Ohio-based fabric store chain is closing its sole location in Grand Junction, Jo-Ann Fabrics public relations manager Lorraine Schuchart confirmed Monday. The company ...

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