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Protesters air concerns about Grand Junction credit union

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About 20 members of the Rio Grande Federal Credit Union protested outside the credit union Tuesday, rallying to voice a host of grievances, ranging from the firing of a longtime employee to alleged preferential treatment given to a former ...


Jury deliberating trooper’s fate

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger on Tuesday told jurors a Colorado State Patrol trooper was reckless and should be held criminally accountable for ignoring “fundamental precepts of our democracy,” not what a defense ...

Man held in pharmacy stickup

By Staff

A Rangely-area man was arrested following an armed robbery of the Rangely Pharmacy on Monday. Jeremy Gonzales, 19, who lives a few miles outside of town, was arrested and taken to the Rio Blanco County Detention Center, the Rangely Police ...

Kebler Pass opening still weeks away

By Dave Buchanan

With new snow over the weekend delaying some much-needed repair work, Kebler Pass isn’t expected to be opened to the public for at least two more weeks. That’s the latest word from Marlene Crosby, director of the Gunnison County ...

Suspect crashed after auto theft, missing in river

By Dennis Webb

A man being sought for auto theft in New Castle Monday morning fled via the Colorado River, apparently either drowning or escaping in the process. New Castle police said they were notified about 7:47 a.m. Monday by a business on Garfield ...


Judge lightens sentence in meth-dealing case

By Amy Hamilton

In an unprecedented move, Chief Mesa County District Judge David Bottger altered a sentence Monday for a Clifton woman, giving her eight years in community corrections instead of six years in prison. Starlyn Marie Tait, 30, of Clifton, was ...

Mesa County blasts BLM oil shale plan

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday blistered the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to slash the amount of land potentially available for oil shale and tar sands development in the Rocky Mountain West, alleging the federal agency is ...

No vote on bill to eliminate public trustees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to do away with the public trustee office in several counties is an attempt to streamline government and save taxpayer money, supporters of the measure told a House committee Monday. The measure, introduced by Rep. Ray ...


Officer sees struggle as partner confronted suspect, trooper on trial testifies

By Paul Shockley

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Ivan “Gene” Lawyer said a knock on a door in a minor traffic accident case escalated when he heard his partner yelling out and saw him struggling with Jason Kemp at the front door of Kemp’s ...

Robbery forces lockdown of two schools in Rangely

By Dennis Webb

Police searched for a robber Monday in Rangely, forcing schools to be placed on lockdown. Police confirmed a robbery took place but didn’t release any details. Todd Cordrey, superintendent of the Rangely School District, said it ...

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