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Judge rejects lower bond in Palisade case

By Amy Hamilton

A judge denied a request Tuesday to lower a $100,000 bond for a Palisade teenager accused of plotting to attack Palisade High School. Mesa County Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Savage told District Judge Valerie Robison that Robert D. ...


District E school board candidate leaves race

By Emily Shockley

The race for school board in District E has two contenders remaining after a third candidate dropped out. Amber Sigler of Palisade said she discontinued her bid two weeks ago after attending meetings became too time-consuming. “It was ...


Judge rejects challenge to insanity law

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge Tuesday rejected murder suspect Heath Johnston’s claim that state laws regarding pleas of not guilty by reason of insanity violate his constitutional rights. Judge Gail Nichols said in court that she ...


DA waiting to close case against late Grand Junction police officer

By Amy Hamilton

A court case is continuing for at least a few more weeks for a former Grand Junction police officer who apparently committed suicide days after he was arrested on rape accusations. Prosecutors told a judge Tuesday they need more time for ...


Minimum change: 4 cents won’t make much difference

By Emily Shockley

It will take more than 4 cents per hour to make much of a difference at Main Street Bagels in Grand Junction. Employees earn Colorado’s minimum wage of $7.28 an hour when they start at the bagel shop, but they get a raise within the ...


Men help rescue woman who didn’t know house was on fire

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Mark Prettyman believes people are put in positions in life to help others. His chance came at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. And he and co-worker Greg Wentzel may have saved someone’s life in the process. The two men were out on their normal ...


Man gets 7 years in crash that killed friend

By Amy Hamilton

Despite all the good things said about him in court, a 21-year-old Fruita man was sentenced by a judge Tuesday to a year in jail and six years in community corrections for killing his best friend in a drunken-driving crash earlier this ...


Cost reduction still missing from health measure, Grand Junction expert says

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The health-care overhaul bill approved Tuesday by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee falls short in one significant area, the one pitched as reducing health-care costs, a local observer said. “The things that really affect the delivery ...


150-million-year oldie but a goodie

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The skin of giant plant-eaters who trod the earth 150 million years ago was bumpy, with little hexagon-shaped knobs of skin protruding slightly from the surface. One of those lumbering creatures, most likely an apatosaurus, left the imprint ...


‘Refuseniks’ honor former Grand Junction legislator

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In the early 1980s, Colorado legislators sent a flurry of letters to Soviet leaders and three people who were captured trying to escape the country. The two legislators who orchestrated that effort — Sen. Tillie Bishop, a Grand Junction ...


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