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Record-flirting warmth to let go, but gently so

By Amy Hamilton

Felt a little hot under the collar last week? Four days in the high-80s and one day that hit 90 degrees will do that. All tied hot temperature records in the Grand Valley. The good news is we won’t be punished by the lingering ...

Salazar-Tipton rematch a different contest

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Much has changed since U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., faced off against Republican Scott Tipton in 2006. Then, Salazar was seeking his second term, generally the most dangerous time for a House incumbent. Then, Salazar easily outdistanced ...

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Domestic-violence victim shares her story to help others

By Amy Hamilton

Every time she speaks in front of a crowd of young adults, Debbie Berrones-Miller sees the signs. The fiddling and the twitching. The wide-eyed, deer-in-the-headlights look. She knows what it means. A victim of domestic violence for 20 ...

Domestic-violence incident hits close to home

By Amy Hamilton

I thought I was pretty familiar with domestic violence. I had read my share of court files that retraced the blows exchanged between partners in crushing play-by-play detail. I’ve sat with victims who recalled the numerous ways they had ...

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GJ officer honored for spreading domestic-violence awareness

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Police Sgt. Lonnie Chavez was shocked by the results of a study he conducted tracking domestic violence victims and their abusers. After compiling and comparing some cases, alarming trend emerged: A number of victims seemed to ...

Deadline is Monday to register to vote in general election

By Charles Ashby

Those who want to vote in this year’s general election and haven’t registered have until Monday to do so. As of Wednesday, there were 2.4 million active registered voters in Colorado, down about 800,000 from the 2008 general ...

Suspect faces charges in attack on woman

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 20-year-old Grand Junction man turned himself in to authorities Friday on allegations that he threatened a woman with a kitchen knife and punched her. Curtis Anthony Bergeron, 2461 F 1/4 Road , No. 241, went to the Grand Junction Police ...

Meeting set to start youth programs at Lighthouse Foursquare Church

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Lighthouse Foursquare Church is starting a Royal Rangers and Mpact Rangerettes program for children this fall. The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 353 Second Street in Clifton. A benefit dinner is scheduled Oct. 16 to ...

Escapee back to face life sentence again

By Amy Hamilton

The inmate who escaped Mesa County Jail by tying bedsheets together was back in the courtroom Friday, this time surrounded by four deputies. Shane Johnson, 42, was staring down a life sentence in prison when he escaped the jail about two ...

Teen gets 6 years boot camp for armed robbery

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton teenager will spend six years in a state-run boot camp program for robbing a Clifton business at knifepoint, while beating an employee in the process. Chad Michael Marez, 18, pleaded guilty Friday to felony aggravated robbery and a ...

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