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100 protesters rally outside Junction courthouse

By Amy Hamilton

About 100 Grand Valley residents chimed in Saturday against corporate greed during an Occupy Grand Junction rally at the old Mesa County Courthouse. Saturday’s gathering was similar to movements in cities across the United States and ...

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Failed bank robbery still on mind of Palisade, FBI

By Paul Shockley

When Colorado Mountain Winefest poured into town in mid-September, Palisades National Bank President Steve Ammentorp said he hired private, armed security to patrol his bank. Floodlights were installed recently in the bank’s north-end ...

Bank employee distraught over pair of slashed tires on van

By Paul Shockley

In something less than the finest hour of the Palisade Police Department, Chief Carroll Quarles’ thoughts turned to tires. Two of them, both damaged goods. A pair of tires on a minivan owned by a woman employed at Palisades National ...

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Lochmiller Jr. gets 8 years in prison

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The two lower-level Valley Investments employees who were implicated in the collapse of the scam that cost hundreds of investors millions of dollars were sentenced Friday to about half of the possible sentences they faced under deals reached ...

Casper Ghosts float into region as new Grand Junction Rockies

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Goodbye, Casper Ghosts. Hello, Grand Junction Rockies. The only thing standing in the way of a minor league baseball team settling in Grand Junction is Monday’s City Council vote. The owners of the Casper Ghosts, the Monfort Investment ...

Expect traffic delays for Highway 13 work

By Staff

Motorists should anticipate traffic delays of up to 15 minutes as work begins Monday on reconstruction of two miles of state Highway 13 near Meeker. Heavy truck traffic, much of it related to oil and gas development, caused the Colorado ...


Car held 79 pounds of pot in traffic stop, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A Denver woman faces a host of possible charges after authorities found 79 pounds of marijuana hidden in a rental car on Interstate 70, according to an arrest affidavit. Thi Phan, 28, was the driver of a Chevy Impala headed east on I-70 ...

Self-defense claim probed in man’s death

By William Woody

The Larimer County District Attorney’s Office is asking for more time to investigate a claim of self-defense by a woman suspected of assaulting a Montrose man who died a week later. Azura Lakin, 21, of Fort Collins, was arrested Oct. 2 ...

Council to discuss airport tenants’ concerns

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members have scheduled a 5 p.m. workshop Monday at Grand Junction City Hall as a way to hash out concerns among general aviation tenants, the airport’s volunteer board and Grand Junction Regional Airport ...

Medicare enrollment starts early this year

By Staff

For 630,000 Coloradans enrolled in Medicare, it’s time to make decisions. The period for open enrollment has been moved up this year. Instead of the usual deadline of Dec. 31, the enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and will close Dec. 7. ...

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