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101511 2a Warm temps

80-degree temps match records in ‘77, ‘58, ‘50

By Amy Hamilton

Getting a sunburn in October? Saturday’s 80-degree temperature at 3:03 p.m. was this month’s single warmest day and matched record warm days also reached in 1977, 1958 and 1950. The average daytime high for this time of year tops ...

Waivers won’t hurt accountability, says state education board official

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State Board of Education member Marcia Neal of Grand Junction believes Colorado’s intention to apply for a waiver to No Child Left Behind requirements will leave the state more, not less, accountable for student performance. The ...

Montrose meeting planned to review recycling options

By William Woody

MONTROSE — City officials are reviewing ways to keep curbside recycling a service for residents by offering incentives to entrepreneurs who want to make it a commercial enterprise. Earlier this month, the Montrose City Council voted to ...

101511 Occupy Grand Junctio

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 ...

101511 sequence palisade ba

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 ...

S Carver sentencing 101411

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 ...

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