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Man sentenced for repeated rape of girl

By Amy Hamilton

A 14-year-old girl who said she had been raped since she was 7 smiled broadly Tuesday when she learned her attacker, Michael Little, would spend the rest of his life behind bars. After Mesa County Judge Thomas Deister sentenced Little to 96 ...


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Minister savors day for his forebears

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The great-grandson of a Virginia slave, Harry Butler watched in wonder Tuesday morning as Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States. The moment, Butler said, was “a consummation.” “It shows that ...


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Coffee shop serves up inauguration rally

By Staff

Applause doesn’t usually emanate from the local coffee shop. “I was wondering why everyone was clapping,” said Peter Howe as he popped the top button of his jacket and ordered a cinnamon roll at Main Street Bagels on the ...


Locals recognize the history, but not awed with black presidency

By Staff

A point of fact: Barack Obama officially became the nation’s first black president Tuesday. “I have no problem with him being black,” said Lee Waugh, as he made his way, rolling his oxygen tank alongside, from the parking ...


Pileup closes I-70 westbound; 1 dead

By Amy Hamilton

One person is dead and at least two people hurt after a six-vehicle pileup along Interstate 70 near the Palisade exit Tuesday evening. The wreck delayed westbound traffic for hours, and authorities investigated whether a pedestrian was the ...


Briefs: Mojo Sentinel January 20, 2009

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Rig stands, waits for next assignment • A flex drill rig stacked on the yard of the Helmerick and Payne, formerly the Monument Oil yard, at Monument and G roads is awaiting its next assignment. No, said rig manager Charles Kelly, ...


Horizon Drive hit by another power outage

By Staff

About 1,000 Xcel Energy customers and numerous traffic signals were affected by a power outage in the Horizon Drive area around 9:50 a.m. Monday. Homes and businesses near the Grand Junction Regional Airport, H Road and Horizon Drive were ...


Armed robbers on run after invasion of home

By Staff

Grand Junction police are searching for two men who forced their way into a north Grand Junction home Monday morning and robbed the woman inside at gunpoint. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said the men barged into the house in the 700 block ...


GarCo board to consider new gravel pit

By Dennis Webb

A proposal for a gravel pit south of Parachute will be the first to be considered by Garfield County under its new rules governing such operations. RTZ Industrial LLC, formed by Roaring Fork Valley resident Wayne Rudd, proposes to operate the ...


Gas firm’s future ‘under review’

By Dennis Webb

A ConocoPhillips spokesperson said no decision has been made on whether planned layoffs and spending cuts by the company might result in reduced drilling operations in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin. Company representative Jim Lowry ...


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