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Briefs, Nov. 14, 2009

By Staff

Medicare meeting to be Monday The Colorado Gerontological Society will have its annual Medicare meeting from 9:30 to 11 :30 a.m. Monday in the Garden Room at The Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road. Topics will include changes in Medicare premiums and ...


H1N1 cases number 82 in Grand Valley

By Staff

The number of Mesa County residents who have been hospitalized from complications with the H1N1 virus had risen to 82 as of Friday, according to the Mesa County Health Department. That is more than four times the average number of flu ...


Some county layoffs likely in 2010

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Mesa County Administrator Jon Peacock acknowledged Friday the county likely will lay off a limited number of employees next year, as budget managers have watched an important source of revenue drop off precipitously. Peacock said he ...


‘Look of hate’ shook suspect’s housekeeper

By Paul Shockley

A longtime housekeeper of Alan and Miriam Helmick’s said the normally chatty couple was anything but on the day before Alan Helmick’s murder, adding, “You could cut the tension with a knife.” Patricia Erikson, who had ...


Hooters opening pushed back to Dec. 7

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Fans of chicken wings, big-screen TVs and those famous Hooters Girl uniforms will have to wait a little longer to get their fix in Grand Junction. The grand opening of the Grand Valley’s first Hooters restaurant has been pushed back ...


Minimum bid takes lease near McInnis Canyons

By Dennis Webb

A man whose company acquired oil and gas leases next to McInnis Canyons Conservation Area on Thursday says the acreage in question is “just a prospect area” with unproven reserves. But when the chance presented itself to obtain ...


Helmick sought insurance on husband before murder, DA says

By Paul Shockley

Roughly six months before Alan Helmick’s death, Miriam Helmick had pushed to take out an insurance policy on her husband’s life, a Mesa County prosecutor told jurors Thursday. Chief Deputy District Attorney Tammy Eret said that ...


SORENSEN Christopher

Paonia man arrested in 1981 murder

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A Paonia man has been arrested in connection with the 1981 murder of a miner who disappeared while protesting cuts in black lung disease benefits. Christopher Sorensen, 57, was arrested in Grand Junction on Tuesday after his attorney and ...


Ex-candidate Penry to pull for fellow Republicans

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No longer a candidate for governor, Josh Penry is planning to leverage his withdrawal from the race for maximum Republican advantage. It’s also possible that he’ll run again for the Senate seat he already holds, Penry said in an ...


Construction begins on wastewater plant

By Staff

Construction of a $22.8 million wastewater treatment plant began Thursday in Fruita. The plant is being built at 15 Road near the Colorado River by Garney Construction of Littleton. Construction is scheduled to conclude in 2012, and the city ...


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