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Judge denies bid by state trooper to suppress evidence in fatal shooting

By Paul Shockley

Poor performance by a lawyer isn’t a good enough reason to throw out statements made by a Colorado State Patrol trooper during a criminal investigation, a judge said in a recent ruling. In an order issued Jan. 12, District Judge Richard ...

Regulators may revisit drilling setbacks from homes, now as close as 150 feet

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff may reopen discussions about how close to homes drilling rigs should be allowed to operate. Commission Director Dave Neslin told the commission Monday it may be worth starting a dialogue with ...

Fracking water use minimal, energy industry report says

By Dennis Webb

Hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas consumed less than one-tenth of a percent of the water used in Colorado in 2010, a new report shows. That amount could increase by about 4,800 acre-feet in 2015 from about 13,900 acre-feet in 2010, but that ...

License plate delays this week

By Staff

Mesa County motorists needing to renew license plates will find themselves with limited choices this week. The main office for the Mesa County Clerk’s Office in Mesa Mall is moving to the new Central Services building at 200 S. Spruce ...

Wildfire meetings scheduled

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, in collaboration with local fire protection districts and state and federal land management agencies, will conduct two meetings about development of a countywide community wildfire protection plan. ...

GJ City Council will take bids on parcel lease

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members likely will open a bidding process for farming on acreage near Matchett Park, with the contract for the current lease nearly up. Council members gave the nod to seek new lessees for the 113-acre parcel off ...

Suthers assails school funds ruling in appeal

By Charles Ashby

A Denver district court judge erred when she declared the state’s school finance system unconstitutional, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Monday in his appeal of that ruling. Additionally, Denver District Judge Sheila ...

New bus company mapping route to success

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When MV Transportation received a preliminary nod on a five-year contract to become the new provider of bus service in the Grand Valley, taking over for First Transit, then-Grand Valley Transit General Manager and First Transit employee Valdon ...

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As new public safety building rises, so does anticipation of better efficiency

By Amy Hamilton

As the foundation was being laid for Grand Junction’s new public safety center, construction plans had not been created. While the 64,000-square-foot building was rising up between Ute and Pitkin avenues, plans for the new public safety ...

Man wins full parole board hearing in 1982 GJ murder of sister-in-law

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Relatives of a woman who was stabbed to death in front of her sons in 1982 are marshaling opposition to parole for the man serving a life sentence for her vicious murder. James Drake, 57, last week won consideration for parole by the full ...

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