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Operation Good Cheer

By Melinda Mawdsley

Little Julie Stout was ready for the jolly old man’s question. When Santa Claus asked the 7-year-old Grand Junction girl if she was good this year, “I said yes.” The chance to sit on Santa’s lap was one of many treats ...


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One year later, Mesa County’s cyber disaster casts shadow

By Paul Shockley

A 63-year-old retiree, Walt was worried enough this time last year to change the PIN numbers for his bank and retirement accounts. He wonders if it stopped any would-be cyber thieves. One year later, it’s the not-knowing part that ...


Ex-cop cites discrimination in lawsuit against Parachute

By Dennis Webb

A former Parachute police officer is suing the town for gender discrimination, saying she was berated by a supervisor for being a female and fired after she complained to the police chief and town manager. Kristy Kolecki alleges in her ...


Delta Petroleum files for bankruptcy

By Dennis Webb

Delta Petroleum is seeking to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Denver-based company, which holds oil and gas leases for the equivalent of about 22,000 acres in the Collbran area, filed voluntary petitions for relief in U.S. ...


Basalt fire leaves 11 families homeless

By Paul Shockley

A fire Friday night gutted a Basalt apartment complex, leaving 11 families homeless and the western Colorado chapter of the American Red Cross scrambling to respond. Jerry Peetz, deputy chief of the Basalt Fire Department, said the department ...


Garfield drilling steady, even with permits way down

By Dennis Webb

New state data show drilling activity in Garfield County has maintained a new normal over the past three years. The number of new drilling permits being issued in the county will end the year down significantly, but another measure — ...


No stand-in yet for departing city manager Kadrich

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city officials as of Friday had not ironed out the details about who will step in to lead operations after the forced resignation of city manager Laurie Kadrich on Wednesday. More information on that plan is expected to be ...


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Newly minted Colorado Mesa University graduates first class

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Friday was a day of firsts in local graduation history. It was the first time Colorado Mesa University graduated a class under its new name. It was the first time the school hosted a commencement ceremony in December. And it likely was the ...


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Twelve DUI cases dropped in bias probe

By Paul Shockley

Charges in 12 pending alcohol- or drug-impaired driving cases had been dismissed by the Mesa County District Attorney’s office as of Friday because of questions surrounding a now former Colorado State Patrol trooper. The dismissals ...


For The Record, Dec. 17, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Michael and Brandi Byars, Fruita, a daughter, Nov. 18. Lewis and Amanda King, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 29. Ashley N. McKinney, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 30. Joshua and Donyale Vertongen, ...


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