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Fruitvale death being investigated as homicide

By Paul Shockley

The death of a man whose body was found Monday inside a Fruitvale apartment was a homicide, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office has not released the man’s identity ...

3 energy companies honored by state oil and gas commission

By Dennis Webb

Three companies with local operations are among five to receive honors from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission this year. Williams, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) and Noble Energy, all of which drill in the Piceance Basin, were ...

Illinois drops charges against ex-prosecutor from Mesa County

By Paul Shockley

Illinois prosecutors Monday dismissed charges against a former Mesa County deputy district attorney when a key witness couldn’t be found for trial. Kristin L. Knotts, 34, most recently of Springfield, Ill., was slated for a jury trial ...

Homelessness dominates council discussion

By Amy Hamilton

Conflict between residents and transients who populate local parks spilled into City Hall on Wednesday night as several people expressed their concerns to Grand Junction City Council members. Issues on the planned agenda for City Council were ...

Hearing set for man accused of kidnapping

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Sept. 8 preliminary hearing was set for a Montrose man who faces multiple charges, including kidnapping, following a bizarre early-morning encounter last month. Andrew Williams Jr., 28, is free on a $60,000 bond following a ...

FAA shutdown affects jobs, airport work in Colorado

By Charles Ashby

Area airports will feel the effect of the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, but not as great as others elsewhere in Colorado, state officials and local airport managers say. Nearly 4,000 FAA workers will be affected, ...

Better test result still a reason to cheer

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Kids who didn’t score at or above grade level on Colorado Student Assessment Program tests still have something to celebrate if their scores improved year-over-year. Parents, educators and students can track CSAP score changes ...

District 51 CSAP scores up; grade-level work still lags

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School District 51 students improved their Colorado Student Assessment Program scores at a better rate than the state average this year, but they did not achieve grade-level proficiency as often as the average Colorado student in most ...

Murder charges filed against Clifton teen

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man was charged formally Tuesday with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with an alleged gang-fueled, one-day crime spree that included a man’s slaying, two armed robberies and a residential burglary. In a ...

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County to fight Montrose hospital ruling

By William Woody

MONTROSE—The Montrose County Commission received an earful of contempt Tuesday from the public and employees of Montrose Memorial Hospital shortly before the commission voted to challenge last week’s court decision granting ...

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