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Couple to serve probation in Delta County livestock abuse case

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A Delta County couple must serve two years of probation on animal-cruelty charges after both agreed to a deal with prosecutors. Charles Keune and his wife, Patricia, lodged Alford pleas in Delta County Court on Wednesday, contending they did ...


Governor’s office trying to fill Mesa County trustee post

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Gov. John Hickenlooper is still looking for someone to replace Paul Brown as the Mesa County public trustee. Hickenlooper earlier this month replaced eight of the 10 trustees he hired after they resigned. The deadline to apply for one of the ...


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State rejects waste site for drilling sludge

By Dennis Webb

A state agency has rejected a company’s proposal to inject millions of barrels of waste fluids from oil and gas operations underground southeast of Grand Junction, citing concerns about potential contamination of drinking water wells and ...


Gunnison is gung-ho 
for Pro race

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GUNNISON — It was such a great experience, Gunnison officials had no second thoughts about hosting a stage of the USA Cycling Pro Challenge again this year. “It’s great for us,” Gunnison Mayor Jonathan Houck said. ...


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Ski-loving Aspen celebrates 
its summer passion: bikes

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN—The value of having the USA Pro Challenge bicycle stage race come to a town like Aspen comes in lots of ways, not all of them tangible. Besides things like restaurant meals sold and lodging beds filled, there’s the ...


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Wright apologizes but won’t leave race

By Charles Ashby

Jared Wright apologized. The embattled Republican candidate for House District 54 told a small group of supporters Tuesday that he was sorry for the mistakes he made with his job at the Fruita Police Department and his personal finances. The ...


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‘Kingpin’ who forced children to sell drugs gets 40-year sentence

By Paul Shockley

Federico Lerma forced his teenage children into the drug business — hiding five- to six-figure amounts of cash in his infant granddaughter’s diaper bag — as part of a network that imported three to five kilograms of cocaine ...


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 ...


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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 ...


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