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Three arrested 
on drug charges 
by task force

By Staff

An investigation by the Western Colorado Drug Task Force led to a search warrant being executed on Wednesday at 830 Independent Ave., No. 15, in Grand Junction, according to an arrest affidavit. Prior to the warrant, a man implicated in the ...

Missing boys found in Loma

By Duffy Hayes

A five-day, 1,300-plus-mile runaway adventure ended for two Indiana teens in Loma Thursday, after local law enforcement officials were able to confirm their whereabouts and contact their concerned parents. Jordan Webb, 16, and Levi ...

2 Rio Blanco leases issued in kerogen test

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Two companies, including one with a long history in oil shale, now have leases on which they can test methods for drawing petroleum from northwest Colorado’s rugged landscape. Exxon Mobile Exploration Co. and Natural Soda Inc. each were ...


Free no more: Popular
 campsite now costs $10

By Duffy Hayes

The fall camping season at the popular 18 Road biking trails north of Fruita doesn’t traditionally pick up until Grand Valley temperatures drop a few degrees. But early-season visitors targeting the upcoming Labor Day weekend to pitch ...

Postal Service agreement scrutinized

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U.S. Scott Tipton, R-Colo, is seeking an oversight hearing on an agreement struck by the U.S. Postal Service and a direct-mail company, which would give the company discounted prices in sending advertising to consumers in 30 states. Tipton ...

White River forest energy: Fewer acres, more limits

By Dennis Webb

A debate over how much of a role a national forest best known for recreation should play in domestic energy development is about to escalate after the release of a draft study Thursday. The White River National Forest has released an analysis ...

Court: Issue panels must file reports

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office overstepped its authority when it raised the monetary threshold for when issue committees must file campaign finance reports, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Secretary of State ...


Court drops child killer’s life sentence

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man may walk out of prison in 20 years after the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a 2008 first-degree murder conviction in the death of the man’s toddler stepson. Brandon Moore, now 27, who had been serving life ...

Grant brings truancy advocates to D51 schools

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About 1,000 students in School District 51, some 4.5 percent of the district’s student population, missed school an average of one day a week or more last year, according to District 51 Prevention Coordinator Cathy Haller. The district ...

Bobby Willis

Second warrant out for planner of ‘Bobby Bash’

By Paul Shockley

A judge in New Mexico on Wednesday issued a second arrest warrant in a month for the man who promoted last year’s failed Bobby’s Birthday Bash in Mesa County, while police say an ongoing investigation may yield more charges against ...

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