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Sex assaults alleged on 6-year-old girl

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl over the course of 10 months, ending in the fall of last year. Brian Leo Erickson, 34, was ordered held in Mesa County Jail on $150,000 bond after his arrest Thursday by ...


No contact with single mothers, judge tells Fruita sex offender

By Paul Shockley

A judge ordered a Fruita man Friday to have no contact with single mothers, then sentenced him to 10 years to life on probation. Robert Fortier, 40, was ordered by District Judge Richard Gurley to complete intensive sex-offender treatment and ...


Bennet aims to protect health care savings

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A measure offered by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., would require supermajorities in Congress to approve recommended approaches should health care changes fail to produce the savings they’re intended to accomplish. Bennet is trying to ...


Inversion in valley causes grimy skies

By Amy Hamilton

If you’d like to see the hazy skies finally leave the Grand Valley, there are a few things you can do: Drive less, heat your home without burning wood and pray for some wind. The Grand Valley is experiencing a high-pressure inversion, a ...


Briefs, Dec. 18, 2009

By Staff

Feds to burn slash piles in Mesa County Federal fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit are planning to burn slash piles in Mesa County. Crews will aim to burn up to 300 piles on Black Ridge west of ...


Ex-administrator given probation

By Paul Shockley

A parade of former and current coaches from School District 51 stood up Thursday for convicted sex offender Johnnie Walker, praising the longtime former Grand Junction High School administrator as a worthy example for students, loyal and ...


Community Hospital forced to lay off staff

By Amy Hamilton

Community Hospital on Thursday announced it would have to lay off some staff members starting in January. The numbers of layoffs haven’t been announced, but positions will be eliminated in areas that do not include patient care, ...


Montrose County taps new manager

By Staff

Former Assistant Garfield County Manager Jesse Smith is expected to be named Montrose County manager next week, officials announced Thursday. The Montrose County Commission will appoint Smith on Monday. His first day on the job will be Jan. ...


Colorado delegates unite to fight bark beetles

By Staff

A destructive force for Colorado’s forests is proving to be a unifying one for its congressional delegation. In a rare show of solidarity, all seven U.S. House of Representatives members from Colorado agreed to cosponsor legislation to ...


Palisade honor students help with housecleaning

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The National Honor Society students at Palisade High School are helping previously homeless renters keep their new homes spotless. The students used $1,000 of their club’s money to purchase cleaning supplies — such as dish soap, ...


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