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Ex-district attorney Serra denied parole

By Paul Shockley

A bid by former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra to abbreviate his already short stay in state prison was rejected Wednesday. Serra, who pushed for his early release, was denied parole after meeting with the state’s parole ...

IRS to auction property from woodworking shop

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The IRS next week will auction off the contents of an Olathe woodworking business seized by the agency for nonpayment of federal taxes. IRS spokeswoman Karen Connelly declined to identify the business, but an Internet search found the ...


Bebb-Jones hearing will require third day

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A preliminary hearing to determine whether to bind over accused murderer Marcus Bebb-Jones for trial will continue into a third day after originally having been scheduled for one. The hearing will resume Wednesday ...

School resource officer agreement disappoints immigration activists

By Dennis Webb

The Roaring Fork Re-1 School District board this week unanimously approved a new, school-resource-officer agreement that youth activists say falls far short of addressing their concern about such officers being involved in immigration ...

Research: Pine beetlesbreeding twice as fast

By Matthew Berger

Some populations of mountain pine beetle have begun breeding twice a year, a discovery that sheds new light on the causes of the destruction these beetles have wreaked on forests in central Colorado and throughout the West. In the past, ...

Wastewater rules will cost billions, opponents argue

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Water Quality Control Commission gave preliminary approval to controversial nutrient-limiting regulations that local water and wastewater officials say will cost them billions of dollars to comply with. After ...


Junction cops target ‘rear-end’ crashes

By Paul Shockley

Three Grand Junction thoroughfares will get increased enforcement geared toward curbing crashes of drivers following too closely, the Grand Junction Police Department said Thursday. “Rear-end” collisions accounted for 483 of the ...

Investigators recover pound of meth, arrest two

By Paul Shockley

Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers acted on a tip Wednesday and recovered roughly a pound of methamphetamine hidden inside a pickup, according to arrest affidavits. Maria Montoya, 45, 409 Chipeta Ave., and Kelly Smith, 32, 243 Pitkin ...


Twenty-five District 51 students qualify for state speech tournament

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Central High School Speech and Debate Coach Anthony Bichler wants to return from this Friday and Saturday’s State Speech Tournament with a win. “This is my 14th year coaching, and we’ve been the runner-up four times,” ...

Price tag rising for Palisade fire station

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The push to build a new fire station in Palisade is encountering some obstacles after the general contractor on the project informed town officials the cost of the new station exceeds the town’s budget by roughly $300,000. Town ...

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