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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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Mesa State trustees OK push west to Seventh Street

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Mesa State College is looking to add to its ever-expanding campus. The college’s board of trustees voted Tuesday to approve a 25-year plan to acquire 214 residential lots, 21 commercial properties and two churches between Cannell Avenue ...


Analysis of laws’ effects on business shot down

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats on a Senate panel Wednesday snubbed a call by Gov. John Hickenlooper to gauge the potential impact legislative bills have on businesses and their ability to create jobs. The three Democrats on the Senate State, ...


Rio Blanco commissioners back research on oil-shale leases

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Two Rio Blanco County commissioners on Wednesday night voiced their support for proposed new research and development oil shale leases that they hope eventually could lead to commercial production. Commissioners Ken Parsons and ...


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