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Student of the Week, Jan. 4, 2010

By Staff

Name: Alyssa Cheyenne Workman-Keenan School: Central High School GPA: 3.942 After-school activities: Soccer. Favorite book: “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks. Favorite TV shows: “Rita Rocks” or “How I ...

Fruita eyes sales tax on medical marijuana

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The city of Fruita may ask voters next spring to approve a 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, a move that would give city officials additional revenue they say they need to help pay for enforcement and regulation of the growing ...

Pot shop rules OK with owner

By Charles Ashby

The owner of a Grand Junction medical marijuana shop wants the Colorado Legislature to regulate his growing industry, but not in a way that puts him out of business. Chad Geery, owner of High Desert Dispensary on North Avenue, agrees the ...

DA: Father pondered killing son weeks before the slaying

By Paul Shockley

A man who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in his son’s slaying told doctors he thought about killing the boy weeks before the day that the boy was shot nine times, according to court filings. District Judge Brian Flynn last ...

Bennet says his health bill amendment inspired by Grand Junction care system

By Emily Shockley

A health bill amendment authored by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., would save Medicare $18 billion by offering incentives to health care communities that mirror Grand Junction’s model. Bennet discussed his amendment to health care ...

Downtown Uplift project to close Main Street beginning Monday

By Emily Shockley

Construction begins Monday on the Downtown Uplift project, which will close Main Street from east of First Street to west of Fourth Street through June. The second half of the project, stretching along Main from Fourth Street to Seventh ...

Fruita family loses home to fire, but generosity of others saves Christmas

By Emily Shockley

While the Hanvey family spent Christmas Eve picking through the remains of their Fruita home after a fire the night before, Grand Valley residents pulled together to give them a Merry Christmas. And for that support the family wanted to ...

Public school funding may be in jeopardy

By Charles Ashby

The biggest issue Colorado lawmakers will wrestle with as soon as the 2010 session opens this month will be the state budget, and few of them are looking forward to it. Because of an expected $1 billion revenue shortfall, which comes on top ...

Helmick prosecution tops $25,000

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office has asked a judge to order convicted murderer Miriam Helmick to pay a slew of costs topping $25,500 related to her case. In a recent filing, Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle asked Judge ...

Fruita man suspect in child assault

By Amy Hamilton

A Fruita man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. James David Andregg Jr., 35, was arrested after the child worked with investigators to call Andregg, who ...

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