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Man faces charge of murder in baby’s death

By Amy Hamilton

A 20-year-old Delta man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his five-month-old daughter was formally charged Wednesday with first-degree murder. Daven Beck also is being charged with child abuse resulting in death and a misdemeanor ...


Senate looks for other budget cuts to spare higher ed

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Democrats and Republicans in the Colorado Senate have begun looking for ways to cut spending as they take their first look at the state budget, which includes a controversial proposal to offset cuts to higher education by taking the assets of ...


Payback or prison for GJ woman

By Amy Hamilton

With a job earning $8 an hour, it will take a Grand Junction woman decades to pay off the more than $600,000 she embezzled over a six-year period from a local engineering firm. Amber Butler, 35, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in ...


Collision sends pickup into pair on sidewalk

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Grand Junction man was charged Wednesday evening in an accident that led to another vehicle injuring a woman and her infant grandchild on a sidewalk, authorities said. David J. Russell, 20, was arrested on suspicion of careless driving ...


Pitts set to join council months after it booted him from planning commission

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Six months ago, Bill Pitts was kicked off the Grand Junction Planning Commission based on elected officials’ concerns that he had acted unethically. In a month, it appears he’ll join the group that gave him the boot. Pitts, a ...


Reports of sickness bring state action against Montrose dairy

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State health officials Tuesday ordered a Montrose dairy to stop distributing its raw milk after 11 Western Slope residents reported being infected with campylobacter in a little more than a week. The Colorado Department of Public Health and ...


Senate panel OKs 2 bills targeting Pinnacol

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A budget move that would take insurance-company reserves and put them into Colorado colleges and universities won approval in a legislative committee, but faces several other hurdles. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday passed ...


College plans Holocaust events

By Staff

Mesa State College history lecturer Vincent Patarino Jr. cringes at the question, “Why have Holocaust Remembrance Weeks in Grand Junction? Why here?” “As soon as we ask the question — why here? — you already know ...


Musician wins national award for song he wrote about Old West figure Holliday

By Dennis Webb

A musical project commissioned by a historic Glenwood Springs hotel has resonated with the Western Writers of America, which last week announced it was giving a Denver-area musician and author one of its 2009 Spur Awards. Jon Chandler won the ...


Man gets 6 years for molestations

By Amy Hamilton

A former Grand Junction man who spent more than a decade on the lam in the state of Washington after skipping town on the eve of his sexual assault trial was sentenced Tuesday to six years in community corrections. Colorado Public Defender ...


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