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Rifle cop wounded by gunfire

By Staff

A Rifle police officer was shot Friday night while responding to a domestic-violence call in the city of Rifle. The shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m., according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department, which issued a news release ...

Father of Central softball player killed en route to Aurora

By Staff

The father of a Central High School softball player died during a car crash Friday morning on Interstate 70 as family members were heading to Aurora to watch the Class 5A state softball tournament. Teddy Garcia, 42, was pronounced dead at the ...

For The Record, Oct. 23, 2010

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital David and Julia Raff, Grand Junction, a daughter, Sept. 6. Richard and Crissy Romero, Clifton, a son, Sept. 12. Michael and Alyson Etchart, Fruita, a son, Sept. 14. Michael Tantaros and Natalie Hill, Moab, ...

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Murder suspect says he stumbled on murder scene, was cut by armed stranger

By Paul Shockley

Faced with overwhelming evidence his blood was at the crime scene of a double murder, Jerry Nemnich told a jury Friday he was assaulted by an unknown person with a knife inside Linda Benson’s apartment in 1975 and stumbled upon two ...

Dems’ mailer uses reverse spin, likely to siphon votes from Tipton

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A mailer from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that attacks Libertarian candidate Gregory Gilman seems mostly geared to drive conservative voters toward Gilman and away from Republican Scott Tipton. Tipton and incumbent U.S. ...

Wife’s union stance cost him his job, man says

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A Grand Junction woman’s vocal anti-union stance against the Teamsters cost her husband his job with the company that provides bus service to School District 51, a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board says. Traci Kelley, an ...


Blotter, Oct. 23, 2010

By Staff

Three accused of drug offenses The Western Colorado Drug Task Force arrested three people on suspicion of drug-related crimes Thursday in two separate incidents. Keith Fletcher, 44, and Maria Salazar, age unavailable, were arrested in the ...

Ritter taps severance, again, to make budget

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter dug even deeper into severance tax dollars to help fill another $262 million budget shortfall, the Democratic governor announced Friday. In yet another round of cuts and fund transfers to balance the state’s $19.5 ...

Grand Junction airport gets service to Houston next spring

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Direct flights between Houston and Grand Junction are tentatively scheduled to begin May 1. The timing of the news surprised Grand Junction Regional Airport Aviation Director Rex Tippetts, who learned the airport would gain a new flight ...

Unemployment rate flat at local, state levels

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Colorado and Mesa County job markets struggled to regain normalcy in September. The county’s 9.4 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September, which did not move from August’s rate, may be the new normal for now, ...

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