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Motions to be heard in Valley Investments case

By Staff

U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer today will hear motions in the criminal case against the owner of failed Valley Investments, including a motion to conduct the trial in Grand Junction. Brimmer will hear the case at 10:30 a.m. in the ...

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Affidavit: Man admitted pharmacy heists to wife

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man suspected of stealing painkillers at gunpoint at two Grand Junction-area pharmacies confessed the robberies to his wife, according to an arrest affidavit. Moreover, Joel David Crawford, 54, is being investigated for ...

New D Road bridge finished

By Staff

Construction of the new D Road bridge over No Thoroughfare Drainage Wash was completed Wednesday, and the bridge is open to traffic. Construction of the $582,850 bridge started April 12 and created a long detour for residents of the Rosevale ...

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Free from seizures, pain and prescribed medicine

By Amy Hamilton

Samantha McClellan has epilepsy but has been seizure-free for two-and-a-half years with no thanks to prescription medications. By medicating with cannabis-infused foods, the single mother of four children also is pain-free and feels empowered ...

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Hurdles remain for waste facility

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Two years after shuttering the troubled Black Mountain solid-waste-disposal facility near De Beque because of groundwater contamination, the Mesa County Commission this morning is scheduled to decide whether to allow the facility to reopen and ...

Maes rejects Tancredo’s offer

By Charles Ashby

Dan Maes rejected former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo’s offer Wednesday to leave the race for Colorado governor. Tancredo had gone to Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams on Monday to make the offer that Tancredo said he ...

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Mesa County rejects facility for oil, gas wastewater

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The Mesa County Commission on Tuesday rejected a proposal to treat and dispose of oil and gas wastewater south of Whitewater, saying evaporation ponds would have been too close to a creek that drains into the Gunnison River. Commissioners ...

Handgun linked to killing found in suspect’s car

By Paul Shockley

A loaded handgun possibly associated with a woman’s killing was found in a vehicle driven by an Idaho man following his arrest last month in Mesa County, according to a published report. A .357-caliber revolver, which was wrapped in ...

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Jury again considers child sex-assault case

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury heard five hours of closing arguments Tuesday as prosecutors for the second time in six months aimed to convince a body of local residents that a 69-year-old man had a four-year sexual relationship with a teenage girl he ...

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K9 back on patrol after run-in with suspect

By Charles Ashby

To serve and protect, and bite when necessary. Oldo, the 8-year-old police dog who was injured last week taking down a burglary suspect, was back on duty Tuesday and ready to take another bite out of crime, said his handler, Grand Junction ...

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