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Banks robbed in good, bad times

By Amy Hamilton

Just few days after Christmas, a man threatened to harm bank tellers and fled with sacks of cash from American Community Credit Union in Grand Junction. That suspect is at large, and police to the east can add a couple more names to the list. ...

Mesa State cuts coming during budget crisis

By Melinda Mawdsley

Mesa State College President Tim Foster received the bad news he expected. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter recommended Friday that funding for Mesa State be cut by $923,000 this year, Foster said. That announcement was part of Ritter’s ...

City, college combine events for Martin Luther King Day

By Staff

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS •   5 to 5:30 p.m.: Remembrance march beginning near Moss Performing Arts Center on Mesa State College campus. •  5:30 to 6 p.m.: Refreshments at Mesa ...

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Twelve-year-old thrilled to get tickets

By Amy Hamilton

Rachel Gallagher worked too hard this past political season to watch slip away her dream of witnessing her candidate, President-elect Barack Obama, take the nation’s helm at the inauguration ceremony Tuesday in Washington, D.C. So when ...

Groups sue over oil shale plans

By Dennis Webb

Environmental groups Friday filed two lawsuits challenging the federal government’s push toward possible commercial oil shale development. They announced their legal action late Friday afternoon, just hours after the Bureau of Land ...

Clifton residents note rise in gang activity

By Staff

Since moving in June into their $800-a-month apartment just south of E Road on 32 Road, Jason and Lori repeatedly have been awakened late nights by gunshots, junkies yelling at their dealers and police chasing criminals. “They are ...


Tow-truck driver sees oddities, heartbreaks at accident scenes

By Staff

For almost 30 years Larry Walker drove a big rig across the western United States. Two years ago, he changed careers. Instead of an 18-wheeler, he now drives a tow truck and has pulled twisted metal from some of the most horrific accidents ...

New coal mine may produce soon

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A new coal mine north of Grand Junction could be as close as four years from full production, if it clears environmental and market hurdles. The Bureau of Land Management has opened a 60-day comment period on the Red Cliff Mine, which is to ...

Man sentenced to probation in teen sex sting

By Amy Hamilton

A Colorado Springs man who drove to Grand Junction in an attempt to meet and have sex with a 14-year-old girl in a local park was sentenced Friday to 10 years to life on probation. Instead of meeting the girl, Metzler was met and arrested by ...

Find on Roan could help oil shale work

By Dennis Webb

To vandals, they were just rocks and rubble. To geologists, the drilling core samples and well cuttings that until recently were stored at the old Anvil Points mine west of Rifle might contain clues to help open the door to commercial ...

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