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Testimony: Cell pics 
helped crack case

By Paul Shockley

Text messages and photos recovered from cell phones helped incriminate two Clifton brothers in the fatal stabbing of a Fruita man earlier this year, according to testimony during a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Julio Ortiz, 30, was ordered to ...

Parkway connector 
to open Thursday

By Staff

The 25 Road-Riverside Parkway connection will reopen on Thursday with the completion of work at the U.S. Highway 6&50 intersection. The intersection was closed to complete work on highway expansion at the intersection of 25 Road on the ...

Thomas Dausel mug

Plea deal may not hold up

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement calling for 12 years in prison for a man who tried to molest and kidnap a young boy may be thrown out for being too lenient, a Mesa County judge signaled Tuesday. Thomas Lee Dausel, 47, had been scheduled to be sentenced ...

Both candidates support portable
 homestead exemption for seniors

By Charles Ashby

The two candidates for House District 55 tried to reach out to elderly voters Tuesday, with both saying they would introduce legislation to allow seniors to keep their homestead exemptions even if they move. Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, ...

D51: All busing concerns will be addressed

By {screen_name}

Parents concerned about new busing boundaries have sent 101 e-mails and left even more voicemail messages for District 51 Safety and Transportation Director Tim Leon. Leon assured a small audience at Tuesday night’s District 51 school ...

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: Crested Butte was ready to roll

By {screen_name}

CRESTED BUTTE — The first time went so well, Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte didn’t have to do much to get a finishing stage for the USA Pro Challenge again this year. Mount Crested Butte was the finish for Stage 2 on ...


Second stage of Pro Cycling Challenge a ‘scene to watch’

By Nick Walter

MONTROSE—With many downtown streets closed off for an hour Tuesday morning, and on the heels of eight months of city planning, the second stage of the USA Pro Challenge began in Montrose with 158 multicolored riders pouring out of ...

New rules 
stop the use 
of bar codes 
on ballots

By Charles Ashby

Three area counties that use barcodes to help track ballots won’t be able to do them anymore under temporary new rules adopted by Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The new rule, adopted late Monday, is a reversal of a June letter ...


Voter asks Wright to do the ‘right thing’: quit

By Charles Ashby

A Mesa County Republican voter has asked Jared Wright to drop out of the race, and now he’s asking other voters to send that same message to the House District 54 candidate. Grand Junction businessman Alex Chaffetz, the brother of Utah ...

Mesa County writes off $37,000 in taxes

By Duffy Hayes

The county will not keep fruitlessly sending letters to a number of businesses that are delinquent in payment of personal property taxes, after county commissioners agreed Monday to cancel more than $37,000 in taxes that have gone ...

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