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Man suspected of injuring Fruita infant

By Paul Shockley

A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion he injured an infant boy who suffered brain damage that doctors believe may take years to fully assess. Ricky L. Rogers, 24, 609 29 1/2 Road, was ordered by County Court Judge Bruce Raaum held on ...

Real estate watchers see slight progress

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It may be a new year but the story remains the same as it was in 2011 for Mesa County’s real estate market: more homes selling for less. In January, 158 homes were sold in the county, according to a Bray Real Estate report. ...

Colorado Mesa owns domain names that Western State might want

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There are already websites associated with some of Western State College’s top choices for a potential new name. And those sites belong to Colorado Mesa University. Though Colorado Mesa’s main website is coloradomesa.edu, it ...

Homeowner won’t face charges in fatal shooting of man during break-in

By Paul Shockley

Citing Colorado’s “Make My Day” law, the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday no charges will be filed in the fatal shooting of an alleged burglar at an Orchard Mesa home in November. A dispute between ...

Low gas prices keep Battlement drilling on hold

By Dennis Webb

Because of low natural gas prices, Antero Resources is delaying its plans to drill in Battlement Mesa, a company official said this week. The company will look at expanding a nearby well pad this year with the possibility of drilling eight ...

Republicans weigh Santorum win, expectations

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Rick Santorum’s big victory Tuesday night in Colorado is unlikely to carry him to the nomination and even less likely to translate into a general-election rebuff of President Obama, observers said Wednesday. Santorum supporters, though, ...

Economy, county finances buoy hopes of officials

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Leading economic indicators suggest Mesa County’s economy has reached the bottom and has begun to rebound in 2012, county leaders said Wednesday in a presentation that contained overtones of cautious optimism similar to this time last ...

Services Sunday for Grand Junction man killed in crash

By Staff

Services will take place Sunday at Palisade High School for one of two Grand Junction men who recently died in a car crash in Utah. A memorial service for 28-year-old Mark Widegren will begin at 1 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. A funeral ...

Bill targets regulations that don’t exist

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A centerpiece bill touted by House Speaker Frank McNulty and other Republicans as a way to keep government regulations from getting in the way of businesses creating jobs turns out to be nothing of the kind. The bill, dubbed ...


Fatal search illegal, judge rules

By Paul Shockley

The entry into the home of Jason Kemp in 2010 by Colorado State Patrol troopers was a violation of Kemp’s Fourth Amendment right against illegal search and seizure, a Denver federal judge said in a ruling Wednesday. “Even if the ...

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