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Collbran man booked in ‘sexting’ case

By Paul Shockley

A 60-year-old man traded sexually explicit text messages over several days with a Mesa County sheriff’s investigator who was posing as a young girl as part of a “sexting” investigation, an arrest affidavit alleges. Cyrus ...

Champion in girl’s eyes named stock show winner

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

All the cold morning feedings, all the rope burns on newly calloused hands, all the emotional attachment that is inevitably forged between animal and cowgirl — it all was worth the effort for Morgan Young when her steer, Buddy, was named ...

No special precautions, Tipton says

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., won’t change the way he deals with the public in the wake of the shooting of an Arizona representative on Saturday. Tipton, who was sworn into office last week, said his thoughts were with Rep. Gabrielle ...

Meis jabs at Acquafresca in e-mail

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Officially, Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland was appointed Monday to lead the board of commissioners in 2011. Unofficially, she and Commissioner Craig Meis agreed to that arrangement in an exchange of e-mails two months ago, with Meis ...

Wolf poisoned with 1080 near Rio Blanco

By Dave Buchanan

A female gray wolf found dead near Rio Blanco in March 2009, after wandering about 1,000 miles from the Yellowstone region, was poisoned, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday the wolf was ...

Colorado’s Strickland ending Interior service

By Dennis Webb

A Coloradan who is stepping down from a top Interior Department post provided important perspectives there as a westerner and an attorney, a conservation group representative said Monday. Tom Strickland, assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife ...

GJ Lions Club gives fundraising proceeds to 15 organizations

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Lions Club announced Monday morning that 15 nonprofit organizations were chosen to receive grants from proceeds of the club’s annual carnival fundraiser. The largest grant of $15,000 will be given to Western Colorado ...

City residents get brief wood stove OK

By Amy Hamilton

A weekend storm broke up an inversion and flushed out a substantial buildup of pollutants from the Grand Valley. It was enough to give Grand Junction residents the OK to use their wood-burning stoves through 3 p.m. today, according to Ed ...

Lawyers eye gas-field business

By Dennis Webb

A New York City law firm involved in achieving a settlement for responders injured after the 9/11 attacks has been reaching out to Garfield County residents about possible lawsuits over impacts of natural gas development. Peter Thomas of the ...

Suit filed for slain mother likely headed back to county

By Paul Shockley

A federal lawsuit stemming from the 2008 slaying of a pregnant Grand Junction mother may play out in Mesa County District Court. Denver Federal Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix recently granted a motion filed by attorneys representing the family ...

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