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Man gets 3 years for shootings

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man will serve less than half of a three-year prison sentence handed down Thursday in connection with the shooting of five people in 2009. Joshua Anton, 21, was sentenced by District Judge Brian Flynn to three years in prison ...


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In Snowmass, praise for ‘finest mastodon site in the world’

By Dennis Webb

SNOWMASS VILLAGE — Thousands of unearthed bones later, scientists and volunteers are heading home from Snowmass Village following an intensive 51-day excavation push at a world-class Ice Age fossil site. But before things wrapped up, ...


Death of man at Vega Reservoir probed

By Paul Shockley

State and local authorities are investigating the death of a 67-year-old Orchard Mesa man who was found Thursday afternoon floating face down in shallow water at Vega Reservoir. Colorado State Parks spokeswoman Deb Frazier said the man, who ...


Oil and gas board members in limbo

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction environmental scientist Richard Alward doesn’t know if he’s still on the state panel that oversees oil and gas production in Colorado. That’s because Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t said whether he and ...


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Motorcyclist dies in North Avenue crash

By Paul Shockley

A motorcyclist died and his passenger was injured Thursday night after the motorcycle was struck by a sport utility vehicle at the east end of North Avenue. Initial police-radio reports said an 18-year-old man was not breathing but had a ...


Colorado GOP, Dems eager to predict presidential race

By Charles Ashby

It doesn’t matter who the Republican Party’s presidential candidate is, Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call said Thursday. Whoever it is will beat Democratic President Barack Obama, he said. “Really, this upcoming election is ...


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WWII bomber flies in for Rifle air show

By Amy Hamilton

Sharp-eyed folks scanning the skies Thursday afternoon in Parachute would have noticed a noisy but sturdy aircraft circle town, point its nose east and head back toward Rifle. If someone was equipped with a telescope, they might have been ...


Mesa State to host farmers markets

By Staff

The Mesa State College Wellness Team will host farmers markets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 9, beginning today. The markets will take place in the courtyard west of the College Center. The market will focus on a ...


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Lochmiller cast as predator, victim in opening arguments at trial

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DENVER — Philip Rand Lochmiller preyed on the hopes of his investors as he operated Valley Investments in Grand Junction like a private bank for himself and his family, prosecutors told a federal jury Wednesday. Hardly so, countered ...


Hickenlooper fires casino panel over cut in gaming tax

By Charles Ashby

Saying he didn’t care for its reduction of the state’s gaming tax, Gov. John Hickenlooper fired the five-member panel that oversees the state’s casinos Wednesday. In May, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission ...


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