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Toys For Tots distributed

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Greg Merschel, coordinator of the local Marine Corps Toys For Tots program, saw the line of more than 400 people waiting to shop in the nonprofit’s overflowing gift store Wednesday as a true Christmas miracle. So did Cheryl Robinson, ...

Ex-employee admits stealing from realty company

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A former accounting manager for a Grand Junction realty company who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars and used the money to pay utility and credit card bills was given a deferred sentence Wednesday and ordered to pay restitution. Kathryn ...

Mesa County to cut its employees’ retirement benefits next year

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Mesa County will cut its employees’ retirement benefits next year, a move attributable to a recession that has sapped the county of millions of dollars in revenue. Under the old retirement plan, workers with fewer than five years of ...

Churches setting up for Christmas services

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The churches are decorated, and children and pastors across the Grand Valley are preparing for Christmas Eve. “In one sense, the message is the same message from year to year, that God emerges in our reality and our own skin to be with ...

Christmas will be white, travel a fright

By Staff

If you’re pining for a white Christmas, you’ll get your wish. Making it to your destination in time for celebrations with family and friends, however, may be a bit trickier, depending on where you’re headed. A winter storm ...

Fruita cops: Teens pulled taffy caper 19 months ago

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It could have been a prank or an indication of young people with too much time on their hands. Teenagers allegedly broke into a concession stand at a Fruita park and made off with $28 worth of candy, eating some of it as they scampered off ...

Sex offender’s poor health keeps him out of jail

By Staff

Jesse Dale Baker, the 67-year-old Clifton man sentenced to probation this week after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of unlawful sexual contact, has multiple health problems and sentencing him to jail would have created additional ...

Trial set for man accused of shooting, killing brother

By Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge on Tuesday set a three-week trial for April in the case of Heath Johnston, accused of shooting and killing his brother a year ago in Rifle. Judge Gail Nichols set the trial for April 12–30. Johnston, ...

Coal company agrees to fine over water-quality violations

By Staff

The owner of a Somerset coal mine has agreed to pay a $16,805 fine as part of a settlement with the state regarding violations of water pollution laws. The fine is part of a consent order executed between the Colorado Department of Public ...

Man pleads guilty to role in shooting

By Amy Hamilton

A man involved in a late-July shooting in Clifton pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a felony count of being an accessory to a crime. Joshua Cole, 24, was with Michael Simpson, 24, when Simpson allegedly shot inside a Clifton home on July 28, ...

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