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Former travel agent ordered to repay airlines almost $600,000

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction travel agent was ordered Monday to pay nearly $600,000 in restitution and court fees for a scheme that defrauded major airlines out of tens of thousands of dollars. Rodney Thompson, the former owner of Travel Masters, ...

Udall presses Forest Service over timber, jobs

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is asking the Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service to address beetle-killed trees, timber contracts and preservation of three of the state’s largest sawmills. In a letter he sent ...

Woman finds her own stolen car, calls police in time to arrest pair

By Charles Ashby

Tauna Oliver couldn’t believe her luck Tuesday. The Fruita resident just happened to be driving down North Avenue at approximately 10:30 a.m. when she spotted a big red S emblem on the back of a chocolate gray Toyota Corolla Sport ...

Jury seated for Lochmiller trial in Denver

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DENVER — A 15-member jury today will hear opening arguments and the beginning of testimony about the unraveling of Valley Investments in Grand Junction more than two years ago. Federal prosecutors allege Valley Investments owner Philip ...

Defense made correct moves in Anthony case, Grand Junction attorney says

By Paul Shockley

Casey Anthony will owe her eventual freedom not so much to anything said in her defense over a monthlong trial in the death of her toddler daughter, a local attorney said Tuesday. It’s what Anthony herself didn’t say, and what ...

Montrose council OKs revised districts

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose City Council unanimously approved new boundaries to the city’s four voting districts Tuesday. The boundaries were adjusted according to 2010 census data instead of using the prior redistricting method, ...

Sidewalk work to begin this week in Montrose

By Staff

MONTROSE — Montrose motorists are urged to use caution along South Fifth Street and Miami Avenue when sidewalk improvement work begins this week. City staff and contractor Skip Huston Construction are putting in new curb, gutter and ...

White River National Forest to begin project to improve wildlife habitat

By Dennis Webb

Work is scheduled to begin this fall on the first part of a major White River National Forest project to improve wildlife habitat. Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams approved burning, cutting and mulching 45,600 acres in the Roaring Fork ...

Motorcyclist loses control at curve, dies

By Charles Ashby

A New Castle man died late Sunday when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on 45 1/2 Road about three miles south of De Beque. Alcohol was considered to be a factor in the accident. The man, 53-year-old John F. Douglas, was riding his 1982 ...

GarCo to celebrate new runway, upgrades with Rifle air show

By Dennis Webb

To celebrate $47 million in upgrades to the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle, the county is putting on a free $230,000 party for the public next weekend in the form of an air show. Despite some debate over funding for the event, ...

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