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042811 Garrie Krizman

When man had cancer, his work pals had his back

By Amy Hamilton

Garrie Krizman had worked for about a year at his new job as the office manager at Independent Pump, 948 Third Ave., when he got the diagnosis. A colonoscopy revealed stage 3A colorectal cancer. His survival rate was considered high until ...


Redistricting battle continues

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Senate Democrats made good on a promise to introduce their own bill defining how the state’s congressional districts should look. A proposed map introduced into the Colorado Senate late Thursday is one of several that ...


Delays mount in trooper shooting

By Paul Shockley

Six months after a grand jury returned indictments against a pair of Colorado State Patrol troopers, a Mesa County judge Thursday said he needs more time to review transcripts of the grand jury’s work. District Judge Richard Gurley on ...


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A tournament fit for kings and queens

By Rachel Sauer

The king was in trouble. His only ally was a mere pawn, and the opposing army was advancing. He scooted back and forth around an enemy knight, his movements hindered by archaic rules of combat. The future looked bleak for the embattled ...


DA: No charges in death of Clifton 6-month-old

By Paul Shockley

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger on Wednesday said a Clifton mother will not face criminal charges in connection with the death of her infant daughter, who apparently rolled off a bed as she slept and suffocated. Six-month-old Alesana Mowery ...


Students mixed about name change, though ‘university’ could add prestige

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Mesa State College junior Ali Link posted a survey question Tuesday on Facebook hoping to get feedback from her friends about whether they liked the school’s proposed new name: Colorado Mesa University. Twenty-eight hours later, 1,800 ...


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Opponents: Uranium mill needs 2nd look

By The AP

State regulators should take a new, long look at the permit issued for the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill, opponents of the mill said Wednesday. The still-pending approval of a radon-emissions permit offers the opportunity for the ...


Arrest in death in desert

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a death this past weekend in the desert near 29 Road. Aaron Myers, 26, 2842 1/2 Grand Cascade Court, was advised during a first court appearance Wednesday by County Court Judge ...


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Police: Couple from Rifle flew meth to Pennsylvania

By Staff

BLUE BELL, Pa. — A Rifle couple is charged with transporting methamphetamine to Philadelphia on board a small personal airplane. Investigators say 51-year-old James Handzus and 41-year-old Tamara Vincent were arrested Friday after they ...


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Father fears boy, 2, taken in custody dispute

By Paul Shockley

The Fruita Police Department late Wednesday was investigating the possibility that a 2-year-old boy was abducted from the front yard of his father’s home by the boy’s biological mother. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...


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