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Conviction tossed in 2007 drug arrest

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors vowed an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court after a lower court threw out a conviction and prison sentence for a man arrested in a 2007 drug bust. Roque Garcia-Castaneda, 28, may have won freedom following a ruling ...

Residents tell new guv’s team GJ’s priorities

By Charles Ashby

The Western Slope is about more than oil and gas, about 50 Grand Junction residents told members of Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper’s transition team Saturday. The region has vibrant tourism, recreation and agriculture industries that ...

Log on learning: More students attending online schools

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With a 7-month-old baby at home and a full-time job as a Dairy Queen manager, Brittney Legrand doesn’t have much time to fit high school into her day. The 18-year-old dropped out of Grand Junction High School with just three credits ...

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Montrose family return home after failed cruise

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose residents Dave and Kathy Fowler had planned since March to take their mothers on a Carnival cruise through the Mexican Riviera. Instead, they were treated to a rescue mission from the U.S. Navy and a vacation they ...

For the Record, Nov. 20, 2010

By Staff

BIRTHS Delta County Memorial Hospital Dakota and Heidi Bingham, Montrose, a daughter, Nov. 15. Ryan Wells and Carly Springer, Delta, a daughter, Nov. 15. Daniel and Kena Iversen, Montrose, a daughter, Nov. 16. Maury and Vanessa Sullivan, ...

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7 families celebrate adoption

By Amy Hamilton

About 50 children found permanent homes this year in Mesa County, with some of those adoptions finalized in court Friday. National Adoption Day was marked Friday with a celebration at the Mesa County Courthouse. Denise and Mark Heizer were ...

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Space talk: Students radio station commander

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The crackle of a human voice emanating from a man-made structure whirling around the earth at more than 17,000 mph cut through the sounds of 400 schoolchildren at the Holy Family Catholic School gym on Friday morning. The voice, that of Col. ...

Man on probation in artifacts case

By Staff

An Orchard Mesa man who was caught in a federal investigation of the theft of American Indian artifacts will serve 18 months of probation for his role. U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer sentenced Robert B. Knowlton, 66, on Friday and ...

Montrose County to meet about position on hospital

By Staff

The Montrose County Commission will consider a resolution Monday that lays out the county’s position on the county hospital. The commission and its trustees are locked in a dispute over the Montrose Memorial Hospital trustees’ ...

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20-year-old guilty of stabbing death, hiring a hit man

By Amy Hamilton

A jury determined Friday afternoon that a woman accused of stabbing a man to death and hiring a hit man to kill witnesses is guilty on all charges except for the most serious charge of first-degree murder. Amy Adamson, 20, was found guilty of ...

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