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Man, 60, guilty of ‘sexting’ 11-year-old

By Paul Shockley

A jury convicted a Collbran man Friday on charges he traded sexually explicit text messages with a young girl, and later with a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department investigator who was posing as a girl. Cyrus Tuchscher, 60, was found ...

Cougar kills dog near Carbondale

By Charles Ashby

A mountain lion killed a dog after its owner allowed it to walk on its own late Wednesday near a ski area outside of Carbondale, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said. The dog’s owner told wildlife officials she let her dogs out of ...

D51 hopes to close gap with tax override

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School District 51 is the perfect size to get less money. That’s according to the Colorado funding formula for school districts, which reasons that schools with fewer than 5,814 full-time-equivalent students (preschool and kindergarten ...

Teen guilty in Facebook sex assault

By Paul Shockley

A teenager charged as an adult for sexually assaulting a girl in January will serve five years in a Colorado youth-offender program, under a plea agreement struck Thursday. David Clement, 18, of Grand Junction, told a judge he didn’t ...

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School Board candidates spar over funding, curriculum, scores

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Candidates in School District 51’s only contested school board race had a few questions for each other in their first public debate Thursday. District B incumbent Cindy Enos-Martinez wanted to know how challenger Ann Tisue really feels ...

GJ ex-official jumps in race to run county

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The race to supplant term-limited Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis has plenty of competition. Now the effort to replace term-limited Commissioner Janet Rowland features some, too. Former Grand Junction City Council member and longtime ...

Plan 500 kids improve scores

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The 117 local students who participated in The 500 Plan tutoring program last year improved their reading test scores year-over-year more than other students in their schools. The 500 Plan is a year-old program that pairs adult volunteers ...

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‘A debt that never can be repaid’

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The war veterans on the Western Slope Honor Flight enjoyed a police escort early Thursday morning through rush-hour traffic in Washington, D.C., with a direct route to their National World War II Memorial. Then, they were pushed in ...

Listeria takes one life in county

By Amy Hamilton

An elderly Mesa County resident died this week from listeria, and another elderly resident has been hospitalized with the bacteria, according to the Mesa County Health Department. Neither case has been linked to an outbreak that was traced to ...

Waste facility owners face suit

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A De Beque-area oil and gas waste-disposal business that has been blistered for a yet-to-be-remedied environmental spill is under the microscope again, as the current owner has defaulted on payments to the previous owners and faces allegations ...

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