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Water watchers hope storm will heighten low snowpack

By Dennis Webb

As of Thursday morning, Mark Nieslanik figured the winter’s accumulation of snow around the Carbondale ranch that he manages was about 16 inches. “Right around average,” he said. But the snow he counts on to irrigate hay ...


Man gets 36 years for shooting man 4 times

By Paul Shockley

A 22-year-old man who pleaded guilty Thursday to his fifth felony was sentenced to 36 years in prison for shooting another man four times last year. Robert Roy Rodriguez of Grand Junction pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the May 31, ...


Fund established for family who lost son in Meeker crash

By Paul Shockley

A memorial fund has been established for a Meeker family whose young son died from injuries related to a two-car accident that happened Tuesday morning. In a posting on Facebook entitled “Prayers for the Martin family,” friends ...


Prosecutor lobbies to keep Valley Investments trial in Grand Junction

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Conducting the trial of Valley Investments owner Philip Rand Lochmiller and two others in Grand Junction would make it possible for investors, many of whom are elderly, to attend, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. The average age of the ...


Federal smog standards may affect Grand Valley

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Tougher smog standards could affect the Grand Valley, possibly requiring measures such as emissions tests for vehicles and emissions controls on industry. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will lower the primary standard for smog ...


Investigators release report on fatal Montrose cop shooting

By Amy Hamilton

The son of a Montrose man who killed a police officer and wounded two other officers watched helplessly as his father killed himself. Those details and other events surrounding the fatal shootout July 25 at a Montrose home are outlined in a ...


Legislators move to take back K-12 money

By Emily Shockley

State senators made a long-expected vote Tuesday to rescind 2.31 percent of each Colorado school district’s budget for 2009-10. The fate of the rescission now lies in the hands of the House of Representatives, which will vote on the ...


Tracking skiers, snowmobilers could help lynx study

By Dave Buchanan

In a turnabout in the use of radio collars to track wildlife, researchers from the U.S. Forest Service plan to use similar technology to follow two-legged recreationists. The Summit Daily News this week reported that Forest Service ...


Cops: Woman, 19, confessed to fatal stabbing

By Paul Shockley

A 19-year-old woman admitted to police she retrieved a knife from her kitchen following a fight, then stabbed a man who later died from his injury, according to an arrest affidavit. According to unredacted court documents obtained by The ...


Marijuana sales tax question to go to Fruita voters

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Fruita residents will get to vote in April whether to levy a 5 percent tax on the sale of medical marijuana. The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance creating the tax, subject to voters signing off on it during the ...


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