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Not guilty plea in beating death near bar

By Paul Shockley

In a move that appeared to surprise attorneys on both sides, a 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday in the beating death of another man near a downtown Grand Junction bar in November. Sahr Benjamin Mbawa is scheduled for trial over ...

Hearing delayed for U.K. man charged in wife’s murder

By Paul Shockley

Despite assurances from a Colorado prosecutor that the death penalty isn’t an option, a judge in England on Thursday said he wanted more information on the subject before ruling on the extradition of a man accused of murdering his wife ...

Woman testifies in sexual assault trial of former church, school official

By Amy Hamilton

A 20-year-old woman who said she had a long-term sexual relationship as a minor with a former teacher and school board member testified Thursday that she didn’t know the contact was wrong. The woman gave detailed accounts of being ...

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Police: Man tried to bribe worker during urinalysis

By Paul Shockley

A parolee who said he had a medical marijuana card allegedly offered cash bribes to a state worker after the parolee was caught trying to beat a drug test with a hidden device strapped to his waist. Chad M. Thomas, 34, of Palisade, was ...

Local Tea Party folks keep eye on national convention from afar

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A year into the national tea party experiment, Grand Valley tea partiers are more focused on state and local matters, even as the national movement gathers today in Nashville for its convention. It’s no small difference that while ...


College eyes new construction

By Emily Shockley

A new residence hall could open on the Mesa State College campus in time for fall 2011. The college’s board of trustees discussed the possibility last week during a meeting in Denver. Although no contracts or timelines were set, the ...

Measure is another attempt to regulate water transfers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Water users in river basins that lose water to other basins would see some form of mitigation if a bill that cleared a House panel Wednesday becomes law. But exactly what mitigation a basin gets would depend on whatever deal is ...


King ethics probe to keep a narrow focus

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A special House Ethics Committee will keep a narrow focus on its review of Rep. Steve King’s alleged double-dipping of state-paid mileage reimbursement and the use of his own campaign money seemingly for the same ...

Bill would preserve funds for small school districts

By Emily Shockley

A bill being considered in the House Education Committee could freeze funding for small school districts for five years. House Bill 1015 would create a pilot program for school districts with fewer than 2,000 students. The state would fund ...

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New Pueblo bishop praises energy of valley’s Catholics

By Amy Hamilton

Some of the younger pupils at Holy Family Catholic School thought they were in the presence of the pope when Bishop Fernando Isern visited Wednesday, school officials said. “May the Lord be with you,” Isern said during an ...

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