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Heroin suspect is jailed twice in 24 hours

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado Mesa University student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of dealing heroin, less than seven hours after he posted bond at the Mesa County Jail stemming from his arrest the night before for the same charge, according to court ...

CMU-Montrose campus set for makeover

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Colorado Mesa University’s Montrose campus broke ground Thursday on a $1.4 million remodeling project. A combination of three federal grants secured by the city of Montrose will pay for $470,000 of the project. CMU is collecting ...


Family hopes to sell car, give school part of profit

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For sale: A 2008 Nissan Quest with 58,000 miles, a roomy interior and a chance to benefit a local school. Grand Junction couple Chuck and Leah Pabst posted an advertisement for their minivan this week on Craigslist.org. The Pabsts plan to ...


DA cites conflict in judge-threat case

By Paul Shockley

A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a Grand Junction man accused of threatening to kill a Mesa County judge. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson on Wednesday sat in on a hearing in the case of 24-year-old Justin ...


New suspect in 1994 Palisade slaying alleges FBI misconduct

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys for a man charged in the 1994 slaying of a Palisade woman have alleged he was contacted improperly by FBI agents, among other law enforcement officers, last week at the Mesa County Jail and outside the presence of a lawyer, according ...

Water official gives grim drought report

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ­— Northwest Colorado has become a region of severe drought during the past month, a state water official said Wednesday. Based on that and other indicators such as surface water supply levels, a task force has ...


Home-school graduates celebrate diverse interests

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Members of the Mesa Valley Vision Home and Community Program class of 2012 studied Greek, Chinese, French and Spanish, completed Advanced Placement classes without the aid of a classroom teacher, worked everywhere from a cattle ranch to a ...


Online school graduates first class

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The year Sarah Cautrell’s brother died, she lost interest in traditional school. She made it through her junior year after his passing but dropped out of Central High School during her senior year. She tried R-5 High School for three ...


Dewey shocked by hectic world

By Paul Shockley

Fresh off nearly 17 years of incarceration for a murder he didn’t commit, Robert Dewey last week experienced New York City. A little more than two weeks since his exoneration in Jacie Taylor’s 1994 murder in Palisade, Dewey, 51, ...


GED grads reach goal via the path less traveled

By Amy Hamilton

Eleven years ago, Ami Martin didn’t see a need to finish high school. She was pregnant and soon to be married to her boyfriend. What use was a diploma to a housewife, she wondered. What Martin wasn’t prepared for were the ...

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