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High court: Wiretap in drug case was proper

By Paul Shockley

An elected district attorney doesn’t have to personally prepare and submit applications for wiretap surveillance, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week. The court’s ruling, published on March 5, resolves a two-year-old ...

Three cleared in failure to report school concerns

By Dennis Webb

A state licensing board has dismissed complaints against three engineers who were being investigated for not alerting the board to concerns about a peer’s work on the structurally deficient Meeker Elementary School. The board acted ...

Central figure in Exxon’s ‘Black Sunday’ aftermath dies at age 71

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William Eckstrand, the man Exxon Corp. sent to head up the Colony oil shale project in 1983, died Monday in Denver. He was 71. Eckstrand arrived in western Colorado at the tumultuous time after Exxon closed the oil shale plant on May 2, 1982, ...


Lochmiller behind bars

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For the first time since the late 1980s, Philip Rand Lochmiller spent the night behind bars Friday, beginning a pattern that is unlikely to change until the end of his life. Lochmiller, who founded, operated and eventually destroyed Valley ...


Retired FBI agent Moss recognized for helping with Ponzi investigation

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The man who set up the Grand Junction office of the FBI, Harold Moss, got to visit the newest version of that office Friday, when his old employer recognized his contributions to the Valley Investments investigation. Moss, 95, also served as ...


Fruita student’s film on religion places third in C-SPAN contest

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Local C-SPAN viewers may recognize Grand Junction and Fruita landmarks when they tune in to the channel April 4. That’s the day Fruita Monument High School senior Vinny Castellini’s winning entry in C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2012 ...


District 51 closures, property sales examined

By Staff

With $5.1 million to $8.1 million in budget cuts a possibility for School District 51’s 2012—13 budget, district leaders are saying everything is on the table for reductions. That theoretically includes the 75 properties on more ...

High number of 2011 suicides alarms county

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Suicides committed by Mesa County residents reached a five-year high in 2011, when 44 people killed themselves, according to a new Mesa County Coroner’s Office report. The number of suicides in Mesa County committed by residents of the ...


Father struggles to cope after remains of Paige Birgfeld found

By Paul Shockley

Frank Birgfeld’s Thursday started and ended in the wilderness. Tromping around early in the morning along the creek bed where the skeletal remains of his daughter, Paige, were discovered, the 68-year-old father from Centennial searched ...

Paige Birgfeld’s ‘cheffer’ friends share pain of loss

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Back on July 2, 2007, J.R. Manning typed the words “One of our own is missing” as he notified friends and colleagues that Paige Birgfeld was missing and that circumstances of her disappearance were violent. Manning, who never met ...

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