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Lochmiller attorney wants trial in Denver

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Before pleading not guilty to 32 fraud-related charges in connection with last year’s collapse of Valley Investments, Philip Rand Lochmiller and his court-appointed attorney set the stage Thursday for a possible fight over where a trial ...

Primary election might be done with mail ballots

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Mesa County elections officials are exploring the possibility of conducting this year’s primary election strictly by mail ballot, noting its popularity with voters and claiming it would save taxpayers more than a quarter of a million ...

Lawyer: Evidence missing in 1975 slayings

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An attorney for the man suspected of stabbing to death a Grand Junction mother and daughter in 1975 is asking a judge to dismiss the case or impose sanctions on prosecutors, alleging several pieces of evidence recovered from the crime scene ...

Ritter to skip fieldhouse dedication

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Gov. Bill Ritter will not attend today’s dedication ceremony for the reopening of Saunders Fieldhouse, his press secretary said Thursday. George Merritt said Ritter’s recent exit from the governor’s race has upset his entire ...

Dog resisted before death by dragging, officer says

By Paul Shockley

With the echo of demonstrators’ dogs barking from the streets below the courtroom, a National Park Service officer on Thursday testified about the last 1.7 miles of a dog’s life, a 4-foot rope around its neck and front paws ...

Salazar: Hickenlooper for guv

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar isn’t planning to run for Colorado governor. Instead, the former Colorado attorney general and U.S. senator is endorsing Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for ...

Development nearly halved from 2007 to 2009 in Grand Junction

By Emily Shockley

Grace Homes Real Estate and Construction owner Terry Lawrence received this advice at a national conference of developers last year: Find something else to do for the next three to five years. It’s advice many commercial and residential ...

Mesa County officials acknowledge possible factors behind Ritter move

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When Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels learned Gov. Bill Ritter wouldn’t seek a second term, she was stunned. Daniels, along with Grand Valley political observers on both sides of the aisle, was inclined to accept ...

Interior will look at oil, gas land more closely before leasing

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Asserting that “almost nobody is happy with the status quo,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the federal government will take more time to study federal lands that overlay oil and gas sources to determine if they’re ...

Would-be Palisade High School bomber gets deferred sentence

By Paul Shockley

A student jailed in September after trying to obtain explosives and threatening to “go Columbine” on Palisade High School has a chance to avoid a felony conviction. Robert Dell Johnson, 18, received a four-year deferred judgment, ...

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