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Man charged in wife’s slaying

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors on Tuesday filed charges of first-degree murder and misdemeanor child abuse against a Grand Junction man accused of stabbing his wife to death in front of the couple’s 2-year-old daughter. Octavio Vargas-Herrera, 24, was ...


Endangered species decision nears for wildflower

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado judge will decide whether a rare wildflower merits Endangered Species Act protection from energy development, livestock grazing, off-road vehicle use and other activities in northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah. U.S. ...


Gateway Canyons expansion approved

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The Mesa County Commission on Tuesday approved an expansion of Gateway Canyons Resort, adding 42 acres that will be used primarily for employee housing and parking and resort support services. Commissioners Steve Acquafresca and Craig Meis ...


Briefs, March 24, 2010

By Staff

Kiwanis Golden K Club dinner tonight Homemade chili, potato soup, tossed salad, drinks and homemade brownies are on the menu for the annual dinner of the Kiwanis Golden K Club of Grand Junction at 5:45 p.m. today at Redlands Middle School, ...


Trial under way for man in son’s death

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not under dispute that Allen Grabe shot and killed his 13-year-old son, Jacob Grabe, at his family’s Pear Park home the night of Sept. 11, 2008. What jurors in the trial of Allen Grabe will have to determine is whether the ...


Schools get ENERGY STAR qualification

By Emily Shockley

More than half of School District 51 buildings now carry the energy-efficient ENERGY STAR label. The district’s newest ENERGY STAR elementary schools are: Broadway, Chipeta, Dos Rios, Dual Immersion Academy, Lincoln Orchard Mesa, Loma, ...


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Girl hopes artwork will be on race car

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction community is revved up over a custom NASCAR racer designed by 10-year-old Niki Lester. She designed the graphics for a NASCAR prototype as part of an online contest sponsored by Toyota Racing. Her car design features ...


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Fifth-graders off to state competition

By Emily Shockley

Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School fifth-graders Jenna Leasure, Cora Lemon, Tyler Nelson, Joe Osborn and Chanell Walker are headed to Denver to show off their robot. The students, who have been together since first grade working on ...


Work begins to repair I-70 after rockfall

By Dennis Webb

Permanent repairs began Monday on damage from a rockfall incident that closed Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon for several days. Flatiron Construction Corp. will be doing the work at an estimated cost of $860,000. The total cost from the ...


Senate OKs diversion of private-land rafter bill to study group

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure that would have allowed rafters to float through private land but was sidetracked in committee and turned into a study has cleared the Colorado Senate. Although it’s headed back to the House so it can take final ...


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