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Two life terms for defiant Nemnich

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In the cold, unblinking eye of the law, the 35 minutes spent Monday in Courtroom 12 on the fourth floor of the Mesa County Justice Center were long on formalities and short on emotional debate. The only matter for the judge to decide was ...


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Veteran cop on cold cases: ‘I know we can do a lot more’

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If not for the countless hours Larry Bullard volunteered to sift through police reports and reinterview witnesses about events that occurred more than 30 years ago, Linda Benson and Kelley Ketchum’s killer might very well still be ...


Museum eyes Blue Mesa fossils

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The Museum of Western Colorado garnered a $40,000 grant from the National Park Service to salvage fossils from the banks of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Museum paleontologists collected some material from the Curecanti National Recreation Area ...


Boy, 12, ruled unfit to be charged with sex assault

By Amy Hamilton

A 12-year-old boy with a history of sexual assault has been deemed mentally incompetent to be charged in another sexual assault investigation, according to a hearing in juvenile court Monday. Steve Laiche, the attorney for Alex Pankey,  ...


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Vandals hit Rifle shelter, take pit bull pups

By Dennis Webb

Pit bull puppies Colt and Beretta came from a good home and were headed for others. Now, their fates are unknown after they were stolen from the Rifle Animal Shelter. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department on Monday released a ...


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River area brush fire contained

By Charles Ashby

Smoke blanketed downtown Monday from a small fire that burned brush and a few cottonwood trees along the Colorado River behind the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. The fire, which started just before 2 p.m., burned about five acres but ...


4 accused of robbing 2 fellow Mesa students

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Four Mesa State College students have been arrested in connection with the robbery of two other students from whom they had arranged to buy marijuana. Enyinna C. Irechukwu, 19; Joshua Green, 20; Christopher Hale, 20; and Keith Blackmon, 19, ...


Uranium rock pile at mine a concern

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State regulators have asked that a mining company operating in western Colorado move piles of uranium-bearing rock from outside a mine. The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety asked Cotter Corp. to move 300 to 500 tons of the ...


Bangs Canyon area closed for roadwork

By Staff

A popular recreational area off Little Park Road will be closed this week to allow the Bureau of Land Management to perform maintenance and repair. The Bangs Canyon trail head, which is about five miles up Little Park Road, will be closed ...


Embattled DA had no discipline on license

By Paul Shockley

Although accused of repeated sexual misconduct with women in his own office over a three-year period, 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra has had no complaints against his license to practice law in Colorado, according to state judicial ...


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