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Man’s jail death of natural causes, Montrose County coroner says

By Paul Shockley

A man found dead in a holding cell at the Montrose County Jail had suffered from a heart condition, according to the Montrose County Coroner’s Office. Gerardo Velazquez-Velazquez, 45, died of natural causes on Sept. 12. The coroner ...


Economic council celebrates 25 years

By Emily Shockley

Boards crossed the windows of downtown and North Avenue commercial space. Small retailers disappeared each month. Unemployment crept above 11 percent. It was two years after Exxon pulled out of Garfield County when local business and civic ...


County handles priority vaccinations

By Staff

Five months after the World Health Organization declared an influenza pandemic, the Mesa County Health Department says it has vaccinated enough health care workers to handle the situation, according to a news release issued by the department ...


Mesa State trustees vote to drop anthropology, other programs

By Emily Shockley

Anthropology will no longer be offered as a major or minor at Mesa State College. Classes in anthropology will continue to be offered by professor Barry Michrina. But the phasing out of the anthropology major will mean the end of Clare ...


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Suspect in killing may have admitted crime, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A man suspected of a fatal beating outside a downtown Grand Junction bar was heard minutes later at a local gas station saying he might have killed a man, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. “I beat his ass, and I think I killed ...


More tax liens for sale, but fewer buyers expected

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In recent, more prosperous years, the cups of coffee and boxes of doughnuts set out during Mesa County’s tax lien sale have been gobbled up quickly, as hundreds of potential investors with extra cash snapped up liens in the hopes that ...


Man dies after fight; Grand Junction police seek suspect

By Paul Shockley

Police identified a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest Tuesday after the beating death of a man near a downtown Grand Junction bar. The Grand Junction Police Department said Tuesday night in a news release it is looking for ...


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Suspect pleads not guilty to two murders in 1975

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An over-the-road truck driver pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stabbing to death a Grand Junction mother and daughter in 1975, setting the stage for a trial that is expected to focus on DNA evidence and the suspect’s history of committing ...


Shooting in Pear Park was possibly self-defense

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Sheriff’s Department investigators are exploring self-defense as a possible motive in a Pear Park shooting early Sunday that left one person dead and one person injured. The agency said Tuesday in a news release that a final ...


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Voters extend terms for Mesa County officials

By Staff

The voters of Mesa County decided the terms of office for sheriff, district attorney and coroner should be extended by one, four-year term, allowing them to serve three terms or 12 years. A citizens group, the Citizens Three Term Initiative, ...


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