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082110 Lifesaver 1

Girl Scout honored for bravery after saving grandma from fire

By Charles Ashby

The Girl Scouts is about more than Lemon Chalet Cremes or Daisy Go Rounds, Thank U Berry Munch. The group also is about saving lives. Just ask 14-year-old Amelia C. Watson, who saved her grandmother, Joyce Ensley, from a house fire last ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 22, 2010

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: CDOT widening of Interstate 70 Business This project will widen I-70B between 24 Road and 24 ¾ Road. Traffic has been switched to the south side in the construction zone ...

Community College might lease housing closer to school campus

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Western Colorado Community College students may have a place to call home close to class in the near future. Mesa State College is pursuing the idea of leasing an apartment complex to house students near the campus at 2508 Blichmann Ave., ...

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July jobless rate stays at 9.5 percent

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Mesa County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from June, settling at 9.5 percent in July, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The state unemployment rate ...

Duane “Dog” Chapman

Famous bounty hunter delivers suspect to jail

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A man who failed several times to appear in Mesa County District Court is lodged in Mesa County Jail on a $1 million bond after he was taken into custody by Duane Chapman, television’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” Chapman ...

Disappearance leads to murder charge

By Dennis Webb

Despite the lack of a body — thought to have been dumped in the Colorado River — a judge on Friday bound over a Denver man to district court for trial in the suspected murder of a business partner. Denver County Judge Andrew ...

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Hotchkiss hammered by wind, rain

By Amy Hamilton

Hotchkiss residents poured out of their homes in a daze Friday after a violent windstorm and deluge of rain the afternoon before sent trees crashing through homes, blew roofs off barns and spread debris everywhere. Incredibly, emergency ...

Mom, daughter get lost near monument for 2 days

By Charles Ashby

Ila and Deanna Bell will never do that again. The Grand Junction residents took what they thought was to be a leisurely drive Sunday to take advantage of last weekend’s free entry into Colorado National Monument. Armed with two bottles ...

Mesa County preps for lean 2011 budget

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Faced with a stubborn recession that continues to drain county revenue, Mesa County administrators have approached department heads about chopping spending in 2011. The county announced Friday it expects total county tax revenue to sink more ...

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082010 Storm Damage

By William Woody

A powerful storm swept through the Hotchkiss area Thursday evening.  ...

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