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Dads in jail advised to focus on their kids

By Amy Hamilton

Jason Reyes, 28, knows the importance of communicating with his 5-year-old son. He writes him stories and includes pictures in an ongoing saga. When they talk on the phone, Reyes asks his son open-ended questions about how he’s ...


Garfield eyes tighter traffic enforcement

By Staff

The new year ushered in a new approach to traffic enforcement in Garfield County, raising hopes of increased attention being given to energy-industry vehicles. Just how much those hopes will be fulfilled remains unclear. The Garfield County ...


Training facility behind schedule

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A plan for Mesa County and Mesa State College to jointly develop safety training facilities on 32 Road has stalled, as the college is slowly working its way through an environmental assessment of federal land it hopes to acquire. The delay ...


Hunting area disclosure rule implemented for property buyers

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Complaints from residents about gunshots along local rivers and in other traditional hunting areas have prompted the Mesa County Commission to take steps to advise property owners what to expect in their new surroundings. Commissioners ...


Outrage online over suspect in dog’s death

By Paul Shockley

Thousands of people have signed off on an online petition seeking a harsh punishment for a Fruita man accused of dragging a dog to death last week on Colorado National Monument. The petition, “Demand Justice For Buddy,” appears on ...


Student of the Week, Jan. 4, 2010

By Staff

Name: Alyssa Cheyenne Workman-Keenan School: Central High School GPA: 3.942 After-school activities: Soccer. Favorite book: “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks. Favorite TV shows: “Rita Rocks” or “How I ...


Fruita eyes sales tax on medical marijuana

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The city of Fruita may ask voters next spring to approve a 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, a move that would give city officials additional revenue they say they need to help pay for enforcement and regulation of the growing ...


Pot shop rules OK with owner

By Charles Ashby

The owner of a Grand Junction medical marijuana shop wants the Colorado Legislature to regulate his growing industry, but not in a way that puts him out of business. Chad Geery, owner of High Desert Dispensary on North Avenue, agrees the ...


DA: Father pondered killing son weeks before the slaying

By Paul Shockley

A man who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in his son’s slaying told doctors he thought about killing the boy weeks before the day that the boy was shot nine times, according to court filings. District Judge Brian Flynn last ...


Bennet says his health bill amendment inspired by Grand Junction care system

By Emily Shockley

A health bill amendment authored by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., would save Medicare $18 billion by offering incentives to health care communities that mirror Grand Junction’s model. Bennet discussed his amendment to health care ...


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