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GJ man suffers multiple wounds

By Paul Shockley

A man was shot multiple times early Saturday at a Grand Junction home, and the suspected gunman remained at large through the day, authorities said. The man, whose identity was not released by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, was ...

Naturita jobs from uranium revival don’t sway its foes

By William Woody

NATURITA — The state’s approval last week of a radioactive-materials license for the Pi&#241on Ridge uranium mill set off a reverberation of support and hope for economic revival to this economically depressed area. At ...

Court hearing preceded slaying of Paonia woman

By Paul Shockley

A Paonia woman allegedly killed at the hand of her estranged husband had attended a court proceeding Friday in Paonia before she was found stabbed to death behind a home near her own, officials said Saturday. Melinda Yager, 34, had been ...

Man faces jail after dog-beating plea

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man who repeatedly beat and seriously injured a dog last summer faces up to 30 days in Mesa County Jail after pleading guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals. Michael T. Hupke, 23, agreed to attend court-ordered, ...

Traffic Alert, Jan. 9, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: Downtown Uplift project:   Main Street from Fourth Street to Fifth Street will be closed to through traffic for reconstruction. Sixth Street will be closed from Main ...

Financial aid plan gives Mesa more, but less per student

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Mesa State College will receive a greater lump sum for state financial aid next year, but the amount likely won’t keep up with student growth. Every two- and four-year college in Colorado will get less money per student from the state ...

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Amateur collector rocks world of paleoentomology

By Dennis Webb

BATTLEMENT MESA — This summer, Battlement Mesa retiree David Kohls will grab his sun hat and hammer, hop in his pickup and head to nearby highlands enough times to bring back perhaps 5,000 fossil-bearing rocks. That will make it close ...

Gov.-elect Hickenlooper to pick DA in Montrose

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Seventh Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra’s resignation means Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper will appoint Serra’s replacement, trumping a chief district court judge’s order that a Montrose criminal-defense attorney serve as ...

Death in Paonia probed as homicide

By Paul Shockley

A woman was found dead on a property in Paonia on Friday, and her estranged husband was in custody in what authorities were calling a homicide investigation. Nathan Yager, 37, of Paonia, was taken into custody after turning himself in around ...

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No one hurt in Palisade blaze

By Amy Hamilton

Ammunition and fireworks inside a Palisade home that burned Friday night sent explosions ripping through a historic, typically peaceful, neighborhood. The owner of the turn-of-the-century house, 28-year-old James Funk, said he had about 75 ...

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