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Homeless outreach: Policing more politely

By Paul Shockley

It was as if Elvis arrived at Hawthorne Park. On a Friday, roughly a dozen homeless people were beating the afternoon heat by sitting at tables under the park’s main shelter. Officers Cindy Cohn and Cory Tomps, members of the Grand ...


Taco Bell shooting

Gang signs in fatal shooting

By Tim Harty

One person died and two others were injured Saturday night following a shooting that police are saying might have been gang-related. Police responded to a call about shots being fired at the Taco Bell restaurant at 850 North Ave. about 10:45 ...


Two armed holdups in Grand Junction

By Daniel Humphries

Grand Junction police are looking into the possibility that two robberies Saturday in Grand Junction are related. About 9:30 a.m., a man armed with a black semi-automatic pistol entered Advance America, 2502 U.S. Highway 6&50, brandished ...


Bachmann is favorite candidate in Mesa County GOP straw poll

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A woman heads the list of preferences for the Republican nomination for the presidency among Mesa County loyalists. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., garnered 18 votes, well short of a majority of votes cast at the party’s monthly ...


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Voices anything but idle at tryouts for reality TV show

By Daniel Humphries

Kody Taylor had been staking out Allen Unique Autos, the site of this year’s local “American Idol” auditions, for three days, watching for the competition to arrive. The 17-year-old Clifton resident didn’t want a ...


Ex-official: Study suggests methane in water from rigs

By Dennis Webb

The woman who was recently fired as Garfield County’s oil and gas liaison says an ongoing study is suggesting a link between natural gas development and methane in shallow groundwater south of Silt. However, Judy Jordan said she ...


‘Mud-boggers’ on sensitive BLM land issued $400 tickets

By Paul Shockley

Several people driving through mud-bogged, sensitive lands inside Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area may pay $400 for the experience, the Bureau of Land Management said Friday. The individuals, who were not identified, were issued $400 ...


83-year-old is suspected in sex assault of young girl

By Paul Shockley

An 83-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion he sexually assaulted a young girl Monday inside his home. Clifford A. Wheeler, 118 Dorothy Ave., was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail on $10,000 bond on suspicion of sexual assault on ...


Fruita woman pleads case for Social Security

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A Fruita woman lobbied Congress to leave Social Security and Medicare alone as the nation grapples with its immediate debt problems. Terri Potente, also a member of the executive council of the Colorado AARP, which represents the interests of ...


Blotter, July 16, 2011

By Staff

Arrest on ‘gibberish’ call A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy arrested Ryan Patrick Green, 27, Thursday night on suspicion of gun-related offenses and two outstanding arrest warrants. Green was arrested in the area ...


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