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SHERIFF-WREATH

CORRECTION: Police vigil will be held Thursday evening

By Staff

A photo in today’s edition that shows Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey laying a memorial wreath in honor of National Police Week incorrectly stated that a memorial vigil was scheduled for tonight. The law enforcement vigil is scheduled ...


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Clifton man suspected of assaulting girl

By Paul Shockley

County Court Judge Craig Henderson on Tuesday set bond at $500,000 for a Clifton man suspected of repeatedly molesting a 13-year-old girl. Charles David Pattison Jr., 33, fled to Las Vegas last month after he confessed to a Mesa County ...


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DNA on condom leads to cold-case arrest

By Amy Hamilton

A fingerprint on a condom wrapper and DNA found on a condom helped link a Grand Junction man to the investigation of the 1993 slaying of a Boulder man, according to an arrest affidavit for David John Trujillo. Trujillo, 42, was arrested ...


Legislators OK rules on dispensaries

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — At first, the Colorado House wanted a conference committee to be formed to iron out differences it had with the Senate over a bill to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. But when enough senators told House members they ...


Teacher-performance bill clears hurdle

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — About a half hour before a midnight deadline, the Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a controversial bill Tuesday that would alter how teachers are evaluated, based on how well their students perform. Senate Bill 191 ...


Bill to keep Cameo plant in operation dies Tuesday

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill designed to extend the life of the Cameo power plant and the jobs that go along with them died Tuesday in the Colorado Legislature. The Xcel-owned plant east of Grand Junction is slated to close at the end of the ...


Rafter-private land bill looks sunk this session

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would have allowed rafters to traverse private land was effectively killed in the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday. That happened when a conference committee of House and Senate members couldn’t agree on ...


Court upholds dismissal of GarCo jail abuse suit

By Paul Shockley

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a decision tossing out a lawsuit against Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and his jail staff, saying a former jail inmate failed to follow proper procedure. The court said U.S. ...


Curry pressing ahead with measure that won’t help her

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Kathleen Curry won’t get any help from her own bill today. The unaffiliated representative from Gunnison, on the final day of the 2010 legislative session, will present a bill that affects future unaffiliated ...


County OKs permit for winery to build events facility

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A Palisade winery can build a 2,100-square-foot facility for weddings and other private events on its 18-acre agricultural operation under a conditional-use permit approved Tuesday by the Mesa County Commission. Commissioners unanimously ...


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