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Boy missing Found 3-13-9

Redlands boy found napping inside box

By Amy Hamilton

The fears of a frantic Redlands mother were quelled Friday afternoon when a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy found her missing 4-year-old in a cardboard box on the family’s porch. Ethin Willburn apparently curled up and ...

Residents to receive ballots in mail for council election

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More than 28,000 Grand Junction residents will soon begin receiving ballots for the April 7 municipal election in the mail. Mesa County elections officials Friday began mailing ballots to all active voters who live within the city limits.  ...

District 51 superintendent takes new job in Northwest

By Staff

District 51 Superintendent Tim Mills was named Thursday night by the North Clackamas School District in Milwaukie, Ore., as its new superintendent. Mills will take his new post July 1 and will serve as District 51’s superintendent until ...

Janet Rowland tagging 3-13

Commissioner Rowland lets parents know county is ready to lend a hand

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland was on mission Friday night, slapping magnets on bathroom stalls, leaving the trinkets on restaurant tables and even smacking them onto the lockers at a local bowling alley. After not getting much ...

Second man arrested in crash that killed two

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Police have arrested a Grand Junction man for allegedly providing alcohol to an underage man charged with killing two people in a drunken-driving accident last month. Jason Roy Carley, 24, 2901 Dawn Drive, No. 4, was taken into custody at his ...

Western Slope historian, author Fay dies of stroke

By Amy Hamilton

Abbott Fay was a respected scholar who taught at three Western Slope colleges and penned a dozen books about western Colorado history. But he was also an engaging storyteller who shunned the drier aspects of generations past and instead ...

Remains may be those of victim of Front Range serial killer

By Amy Hamilton

The skeletal remains of a woman’s body found near Moab, Utah, on Wednesday may have been a victim of a suspected Front Range serial killer, 42-year-old Scott Kimball, according to Grand County Sheriff James Nyland. Nyland said Kimball, ...

Monument to hire seasonal employees

By Carrie Marfitano

Colorado National Monument plans to hire 10 to 15 people as seasonal maintenance workers and seasonal trail workers. Applicants must apply by March 23 through the online federal job site. Start dates vary. The first workers will begin in ...

Schlumberger lays off employees, but plans cement distribution plant

By Staff

At the same time international energy-services company Schlumberger is hardening up its infrastructure, it is softening its work force. Schlumberger laid off 10 employees Thursday, according to an anonymous source. Company officials would not ...

Mesa homes must move 3-12-9

College to sell houses, with a catch: new owners must move them soon

By Staff

Mesa State College will take whatever it can get for eight homes it owns near the campus, but whoever the new owners are need to remove the homes from the properties by May 1. “The land is not for sale,” said Dana Nunn, ...

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