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Ponzi schemers can detect testing by wary investors

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Just about everything that many careful investors do when they put money into businesses that turn out to be Ponzi schemes is exactly wrong. And not just wrong, but worse: They do exactly what Ponzi operators expect and want them to do, said ...


Valley founder’s attorney: Recession brought down company, not scheme

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Valley Investments was undone by terrible business conditions, not by the collapse of an illegal scheme, said the attorney for Philip Rand Lochmiller, who started Valley 15 years ago. The receiver for the failed company said in court papers ...


KAFM celebrates 10 years on the air

By Emily Shockley

KAFM programming first flowed out of radios tuned to 88.1 FM across the Grand Valley in 1999. Since the day the signal was broadcast, the station has moved from renting a spot by Mesa Mall to owning a building at 1310 Ute Ave. It has begun to ...


Drivers rescued from vehicles after collision

By Staff

Two men were taken by ambulance to a hospital late Saturday night after a sport utility vehicle and small pickup collided at 32 1/2 and E roads. The driver of the SUV was pinned under his vehicle until emergency personnel rescued him. The ...


Bone in murder probe ‘unidentifiable,’ cops say

By Paul Shockley

Nearly a year after a hiker in Utah stumbled upon it, a small piece of human skull that piqued the interest of investigators looking into Paige Birgfeld’s disappearance remains a mystery. But while questions remain about the roughly ...


Thief takes truck, trailer from auto dealer

By Emily Shockley

Burglars made off with two vehicles and potentially the tools to steal more from Pine Country Truck & Auto overnight Friday. A manager of the dealership at 2514 U.S. Highway 6&50 discovered the truck and trailer missing at 8:30 ...


Mental health center to get $900K grant for lease on building

By Staff

Financially struggling Colorado West Mental Health is getting help from some deep pockets. Mesa County is using a $900,000 Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant to obtain a 40-year lease for one building, a hospital facility known as ...


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Plentiful strip mall spots offer opportunities for businesses

By Emily Shockley

One by one, Jan Jackson’s neighbors began to disappear. The cycle shop left. The furniture store left. The women-only gym left. The window and door company left. The coffee shop left. Jackson, who owns The Great Frame-Up, is down to ...


Lost life savings5 Valley 6

6-figure retirement account gone

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For years, Augie and Pauline Reyes pulled a few thousand dollars out of their account at Valley Investments to finance their annual fall trip to visit Augie’s mother in Mexico City. As soon as they returned to Grand Junction, the ...


Woman’s money was ‘all on paper’

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Mary Ellen Coffee was careful with the money she was putting aside to leave to her four children, and that care seemed to be paying off. Coffee, a 77-year-old Montrose resident, discovered Valley Investments in Grand Junction from a ...


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