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Plea deal imminent in fatal stabbing

By Paul Shockley

A woman charged with stabbing a man to death, then trying to hire a hit man to kill witnesses in the case, is expected to enter into a plea agreement this week. Amy Adamson, 20, is scheduled for a plea hearing Tuesday morning before District ...


Community to rescue after vandals storm castle

By Amy Hamilton

You could call it a fairy tale ending, how the community banded together to remodel the children’s castle at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave. Incensed after vandals destroyed the castle’s interior in ...

College purchases land for body farm

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Mesa State College has completed its purchase of the land where it intends to study the decomposition of human bodies, but corpses won’t show up at the site anytime soon. The college’s Real Estate Foundation closed on its purchase ...

Infant deaths in focus

By Amy Hamilton

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and Mesa County officials want parents and caregivers to be aware of the possibility of infants dying needlessly in their sleeping environment. From 2004 to 2009, 10 infants younger than 1 year ...

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Yo-yos build father-son bond

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Aman Sircus and his son, Ronin Lee, have had their ups and downs, but their relationship has reached new heights with the help of the yo-yo. Sircus, 31, and Lee, 10, co-founded the 97Yo-Yo Club more than two years ago. For the first eight ...

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Montrose families earn awards for generations of labor on farm, ranch lands

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Members of three Montrose families recently returned from the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo where they and 21 other families received the 2010 Centennial Farm and Ranch award. The Colorado Centennial Farms program honors ...


High school history buffs impress forum in Pearl Harbor

By Amy Hamilton

What did Jimmy Stewart, Eddie Albert and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. all have in common? The movie stars all served in World War II. Keeping the history alive about celebrities who ducked from the spotlight to contribute to the war effort was the ...

Well-wishers buoy spirit of ailing Bishop

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Days after having his gall bladder removed at St. Mary’s Hospital, Tillie Bishop will head to Denver this week for the removal of cancerous bone tissue in his left leg, which is weak and broken from the cancer. It’s the next step ...


Police chief: Force headed ‘out of the woods’

By Paul Shockley

John Camper’s annoyed by the camera. He doesn’t pose well. He shifts in his chair. A year into his tumultuous tenure as Grand Junction’s chief of police, Camper is about as animated as the Norman Rockwell cross-stitching ...

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High-energy hounds fly over hurdles

By Rachel Sauer

Some of them are a force of nature, great hurtling things that bend the air around them as they move, awesome to behold. Some of them are rockets, jet-propelled streaks of motion with ears flat against their heads, mere blurs of brown and ...

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