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‘Murder,’ man’s kin say during his funeral

By Paul Shockley

Several of the mourners who spoke during Tuesday’s memorial service for Jason Kemp referred to the Grand Junction man’s death as murder. Kemp, 31, was shot and killed July 20 in what multiple witnesses described as a confrontation ...


Mortgage rates at lowest levels since Eisenhower years

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Mortgage interest rates below 5 percent might be the sign of a moribund economy to some. Two Grand Junction families, however, are taking advantage of rates that last were this low during the Eisenhower administration. For one family, the ...

June sales tax collections up from June 2009

By Amy Hamilton

Finally, an inkling of hope that Grand Junction consumers may be feeling more comfortable about dipping into their wallets. For the first month this year, sales tax collections in June in Grand Junction were slightly higher than the previous ...

Club 20 tries to reverse Vermillion drilling ban

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The decision by the Bureau of Land Management to cordon off the Vermillion Basin in northwest Colorado against drilling runs contrary to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s history in Colorado, Club 20 says. The Western Slope lobbying and ...


Man jailed, accused of sex with girl, 13

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A 21-year-old Grand Junction man remained in Mesa County Jail on Tuesday after allegations he had consensual sex with a 13-year-old girl. Brandon Stewart was arrested by Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies after the girl’s ...

State a finalist again for Race to the Top education funds

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Colorado is one of 19 finalists in the second round of the Race to the Top competition for federal education funds. Colorado was among 16 finalists in the first round, which was won earlier this year by Delaware and Tennessee. Winners of the ...

EPA to clean up abandoned Montrose business

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the emergency cleanup Tuesday of Elizabeth Mining and Development Inc., a company that long resisted efforts by regulators to comply with environmental laws. Owner Steve Casebolt abandoned the ...

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Times tougher on cats than dogs

By Amy Hamilton

As the recession tightened its grip on Mesa County in the past two years, animal-control officials braced themselves for an influx of abandoned pets. But something surprising happened. Relinquishments of dogs actually decreased year over year ...


EnCana’s reclamation innovations a win-win for company, environment

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — In Bryan Whiteley’s work, one of the highest compliments he can get is when the fruits of his labor blend in with the landscape so well they are all but invisible to others. Efforts led by Whiteley recently got ...

Coroner: Man killed mother-in-law, himself

By Paul Shockley

An 84-year-old Montrose woman died of asphyxiation, a result of smothering, and her 61-year-old son-in-law shot himself in the head, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office said Monday. Jeanne L. Mennell’s death has been ruled ...

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