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Used-car salesman guilty of 21 felonies

By Paul Shockley

A jury Thursday returned guilty verdicts on 21 of 23 felony counts against a used-car salesman accused of defrauding customers by selling salvaged vehicles with fraudulent, clean titles. Camden Fortney, 65, of Grand Junction, was ordered ...

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Summer festival season kicks off

By Emily Shockley

Naomi Smith loves festival weekends in the Grand Valley. But not because she’s attending them. Instead, she’s likely to be spotted pouring wine and chatting with tourists at the winery she owns, Grande River Vineyards in ...

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Tea Party rally

By William Woody

Hundreds of Tea Party patrons filled Lincoln Park Thursday evening to hold a rally.  ...

Not-just-any-economist Stein packs ‘em in

By Emily Shockley

Economist, professor and deadpan comedic actor Ben Stein shared his thoughts on current issues in the United States in a keynote address Wednesday afternoon during Entrepreneurship Day at Mesa State College. The event included moments of ...

Tax revenue drop forces Palisade to slash its budget

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Palisade town officials’ decision to slash spending this year by nearly $250,000 has generated mixed reactions from town trustees. Some suggest a few cuts should be restored. Others are proposing deeper reductions. Town Administrator ...

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Man accused of sex assaults against boy, 11

By Paul Shockley

An Orchard Mesa man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion he forced a now 11-year-old boy into sexual acts during a 14-month span that ended in October 2006. Stanley Dee Smith, 58, was ordered by County Court Judge Gretchen Larson on Wednesday ...

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Man helps family out of icy river

By Paul Shockley

Redlands resident Ken Goss just shrugs, not terribly impressed by decisions he made on the Colorado River that put him briefly in a hospital and might have saved a family of four outside Moab. “I had to,” Goss replied, when asked ...

Graduates feel first barbs of competitive job market

By Emily Shockley

Thousands of college graduates will finish their last set of exams next month and pour into a crowded work force. Those hoping to land a job in Mesa County will have plenty of competition, considering nearly one in 10 county residents is ...

Police look into report that Tipton signs stolen

By Staff

Palisade police are investigating a report that several “Tipton for Congress” signs were stolen last week as Mesa County Republicans were gathering for the county assembly at Palisade High School. “As it stands,” ...

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Jury considers fate of GJ salesman accused of bribery over vehicle titles

By Amy Hamilton

Jurors are deliberating this morning in the trial of a Grand Junction used-car salesman accused of selling 52 salvaged vehicles with clean titles between 2005 and 2008. Testimony during the two-week trial included 17 people who purchased ...

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