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First Democrat enters Mesa County commissioner race

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After watching voters in the northeastern Illinois community he grew up in reject a tax increase three times to pay for a new high school, Dave Edwards decided to take action. The editor of the school newspaper and a member of the student ...

Garfield County fires two officials

By Dennis Webb

Two top Garfield County officials were fired Friday as part of a continuing reorganization of the county’s leadership and staffing. Acting county manager Andrew Gorgey, also the county attorney, eliminated the positions of assistant ...


Photos out of suspects in slaying

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Friday released booking photos for two Clifton brothers accused in the death of a Fruita man last week. This, as arrest affidavits, law enforcement’s alleged factual basis for holding the ...

High court: Wiretap in drug case was proper

By Paul Shockley

An elected district attorney doesn’t have to personally prepare and submit applications for wiretap surveillance, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week. The court’s ruling, published on March 5, resolves a two-year-old ...

Three cleared in failure to report school concerns

By Dennis Webb

A state licensing board has dismissed complaints against three engineers who were being investigated for not alerting the board to concerns about a peer’s work on the structurally deficient Meeker Elementary School. The board acted ...

Central figure in Exxon’s ‘Black Sunday’ aftermath dies at age 71

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William Eckstrand, the man Exxon Corp. sent to head up the Colony oil shale project in 1983, died Monday in Denver. He was 71. Eckstrand arrived in western Colorado at the tumultuous time after Exxon closed the oil shale plant on May 2, 1982, ...


Lochmiller behind bars

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For the first time since the late 1980s, Philip Rand Lochmiller spent the night behind bars Friday, beginning a pattern that is unlikely to change until the end of his life. Lochmiller, who founded, operated and eventually destroyed Valley ...


Retired FBI agent Moss recognized for helping with Ponzi investigation

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The man who set up the Grand Junction office of the FBI, Harold Moss, got to visit the newest version of that office Friday, when his old employer recognized his contributions to the Valley Investments investigation. Moss, 95, also served as ...


Fruita student’s film on religion places third in C-SPAN contest

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Local C-SPAN viewers may recognize Grand Junction and Fruita landmarks when they tune in to the channel April 4. That’s the day Fruita Monument High School senior Vinny Castellini’s winning entry in C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2012 ...


District 51 closures, property sales examined

By Staff

With $5.1 million to $8.1 million in budget cuts a possibility for School District 51’s 2012—13 budget, district leaders are saying everything is on the table for reductions. That theoretically includes the 75 properties on more ...

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