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Woman in Delta wreck dies

By Melinda Mawdsley

A San Luis Valley woman has died from her injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Delta, the Delta County Coronor’s Office said. Donna Shepard, who was in her 60s, was driving one of the vehicles in the head-on collision Friday in the ...

Suthers to look at state foreclosures

By Charles Ashby

Attorney General John Suthers is trying to make sure Colorado doesn’t see improper foreclosures because the necessary legal documents allowing them aren’t being scrutinized properly. Responding to national reports that some large ...

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Demand up for overflow homeless shelters

By Amy Hamilton

More volunteers are needed for an overflow winter shelter program for homeless people. In three years, the program has expanded from three to 17 churches, which serve as overflow shelters in two-week rotations. Three years ago, only one ...

Nobel winner in economics will study health care system

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The Grand Junction health care system has been studied from afar for years now. It’s about to get the equivalent of a house call. This examination, though, is aimed not so much at diagnosis as finding a medium for a vaccine that might ...

Paying more, getting less

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction residents will pay some higher fees and notice some reductions in service based on the budget that is about to go to the Grand Junction City Council. Those changes, if approved by City Council members during a Dec. 1 meeting, ...

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Suspect in ranger shooting hunted

By Melinda Mawdsley

The hunt continued for the man suspected of shooting a Utah park ranger, who remained in critical condition Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital. Family and friends said they were “cautiously optimistic” that Brody Young, 34, will ...

Man jailed after second contact by police

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 40-year-old homeless man was ticketed Friday and Saturday nights and was jailed after the second incident, Grand Junction police said. Gil Katan received a ticket about 10:30 p.m. Friday on suspicion of theft, disorderly conduct and ...

Conviction tossed in 2007 drug arrest

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors vowed an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court after a lower court threw out a conviction and prison sentence for a man arrested in a 2007 drug bust. Roque Garcia-Castaneda, 28, may have won freedom following a ruling ...

Residents tell new guv’s team GJ’s priorities

By Charles Ashby

The Western Slope is about more than oil and gas, about 50 Grand Junction residents told members of Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper’s transition team Saturday. The region has vibrant tourism, recreation and agriculture industries that ...

Log on learning: More students attending online schools

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With a 7-month-old baby at home and a full-time job as a Dairy Queen manager, Brittney Legrand doesn’t have much time to fit high school into her day. The 18-year-old dropped out of Grand Junction High School with just three credits ...

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