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Shoppers feast on deals

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Before many families in the Grand Valley got out of bed to place a turkey in the oven and flip on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, dozens of deal-seeking shoppers swarmed every department at Sears in Mesa Mall. The store opened at 7 ...

Man thankful for his pre-holiday arrest

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A Clifton man got what he wanted Wednesday, entry to the Mesa County Jail, after an altercation with four Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies. Thirty-eight-year-old Derek Alan Giese, 506 32 1/2 Road, told deputies he wanted to go back to ...

Cops warn of card-skimming scam at gas pumps

By Staff

Grand Junction police found “skimming” devices inside three different gas pumps Wednesday and are warning people who have used credit or debit cards at area gas stations recently to closely monitor their accounts. Police learned ...

Sales-tax revenue improves

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After bottoming out last year, Grand Valley local governments’ sales-tax revenue has started to inch up, a sliver of light during an otherwise dark time that has perpetuated layoffs and service reductions. But even the most optimistic ...

State wants pool to pay for fish kill

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife will seek compensation from the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool for the deaths of 84 game fish earlier this month. The spill of water containing 10 percent bleach into the Colorado River was reported Nov. 2 ...

Palisade Art and Chocolate Walk to feature affordable local work

By Amy Hamilton

It’s the event all art lovers hope their friends and family will attend. On Saturday, Palisade’s Art & Chocolate Walk promises to tickle participants’ taste buds. And, lucky you if you’re the recipient of any of ...


Driver in girl’s death suspected of DUI

By Paul Shockley

A 19-year-old man already in jail was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of his third drunken-driving offense, but he will not be charged in connection with the death of a woman who fell out of his truck on Oct. 16, the Mesa County ...

Police ID driver in fatal crash

By Amy Hamilton

Rachel E. Counts of De Beque, a 19-year-old mother of a 2-year-old, was driving a Dodge Durango when she died Tuesday night in a crash near De Beque. The toddler, the only occupant who was strapped into the vehicle with safety restraints, was ...

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Neighbors’ meeting turns violent on rural Montrose County road

By Amy Hamilton

A confrontation between two less-than-friendly neighbors erupted into violence after they encountered each other on a rural Montrose County road. One woman was shot, and the shooter was temporarily blinded with bear pepper spray, according to ...

Soldier’s reason for thanks: 10 days on leave

By Rachel Sauer

First it was the wrong plane. “Is this his?” someone asked, and the answer, unfortunately, was no. This one was United from Denver, and they needed American from Dallas, so there was no point in scrutinizing every person who ...

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