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For now, steak, and savoring life on the outside for freed Dewey

By Paul Shockley

How do you start rebuilding a life after 16 lost years? For starters, in the case of 51-year-old Robert Dwain Dewey, you eat well. “He said he wanted a filet mignon steak, first thing,” Donna Weston, 71, Dewey’s mother, ...


Innocence lost, regained

By Paul Shockley

Robert Dewey dreamed of riding. Interviewed in January by investigators behind the walls of Colorado’s Limon Correctional Facility, the 51-year-old Dewey said he chose “the easy way” to live in prison over the course of ...


New suspect in 1994 Palisade slaying lived near scene of killing

By Paul Shockley

He lived down the street. Investigators in recent months learned 39-year-old Douglas Thames Jr. in 1994 rented an apartment on the opposite side of the street “two to three buildings down” from where 19-year-old Jacie Taylor was ...

Constitutional cleanup proposed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado voters may get a chance to remove measures from the Colorado Constitution this fall rather than put something in it. But even if voters don’t approve a proposed referendum on this year’s ballot that won ...

Values Rally first of three political events this week

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The United States has only a few years to get its financial house in order, speakers told about 90 people Monday at a Lincoln Park rally. “We have two, three years to turn this thing around,” said Genevieve Woods, vice president ...

Water experts to discuss area drought, low rivers

By Staff

With the Colorado River seemingly running on empty this year, several water observers, managers and users will discuss Wednesday the implications of the drought. The State of the Rivers public meeting will ask “How low will they ...

Powderhorn saw bump in business in 2011-12

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As most Colorado ski areas sloshed through a tough season of historically low snow levels, Powderhorn Mountain Resort received a boost in business this winter and is working to secure funding to enhance both winter and summer activities. That ...

Dewey press conference

By Christopher Tomlinson

Parties discuss the case of Robert Dewey at a April 30 press conference.  ...

Woman accused of taking drug from hospital emergency room

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Georgette Nichol Wollin, 39, 821 Chipeta Ave., was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of taking medication from Community Hospital’s emergency room, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. A person in the emergency room ...

Delta County tinderbox fuels fire anxieties

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Emergency officials are considering taking measures to prevent outbreaks of fire in tinder-dry Delta County. “We’re close” to calling for a ban on open fires, Rob Fiedler, emergency manager for Delta County, said ...

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