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Prisons chief defends early releases

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A program in which 10 state prison inmates were released this month was accelerated by the state’s budget crisis, Colorado Department of Corrections head Ari Zavaras said Thursday. It also was the result of an extended effort to better ...


Woman takes ride of her life, ditches suspect

By Amy Hamilton

Less than 24 hours after being kidnapped and threatened with her life, tears came to the eyes of Casey Martinez as she looked up at the court television screen Thursday and saw that the man she accused of attacking her was behind bars. No one ...


Cartel crackdown snares 3 locals

By Paul Shockley

Several men have been arrested in Mesa County on drug-related charges in connection to what U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday called the largest single strike at a Mexican drug cartel operating in the United States. Authorities in ...


Tipton eyes 3rd District run against Salazar

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State Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican who lost a previous bid for Congress to Democrat John Salazar, is thinking about taking another run for the 3rd Congressional District. Tipton visited with Grand Junction Republicans on Thursday at ...


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Family man volunteers for 2nd tour in Iraq

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Army Cpl. Justin Smith will leave a wife and two young sons next month for a second tour of Iraq, a mission for which he volunteered. Smith, a 25-year-old Central High School graduate, will head for Ramadi, where he will be assigned to base ...


Mesa County sheriff: Ring of young burglars arrested

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An 18-year-old Mack man and three juveniles could be hit with nearly 100 felony charges after authorities broke up a large burglary ring which they allege netted the suspects nearly $20,000 in stolen firearms, ammunition, cash and other ...


Bill would designate 61K acres of wilderness in San Juan Mountains

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., on Thursday introduced a bill that would provide wilderness and other protections to 61,682 acres in the San Juan Mountains region. The measure would include additions to the Mount Sneffels and Lizard Head ...


Tiny dinosaur found 33 years ago

By Staff

Thirty-three years ago, George Callison and a team of paleontologists from California State University Long Beach were “crawling” around the Fruita Paleontology Area and made a remarkably small discovery: They unearthed the remains ...


It’s official: Beloved park now Rocket Park

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The sign has always read “Melrose Park,” but for the people who live near 26th Street and Orchard Avenue and have flocked to the little park for decades, that designation might as well have been written in a foreign language. For ...


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Former teacher’s attorney seeks new trial

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction High School administrator recently convicted of attempted Internet luring of child and attempted enticement of a child is seeking a new trial. In a motion filed last week, attorney Colleen Scissors said her client, ...


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