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Questions linger in Fine-Gallagher double murder

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A fusillade of gunshots rang out in a quiet Grand Junction neighborhood on an autumn Saturday morning. Two people died, a well-known Grand Junction dentist, Terry Fine, and Flo Gallagher, the wife of former Mesa State College President Mike ...

Skiers, boarders revel in blizzard bonanza

By Amy Hamilton

Jeremiah Swartzendruber was a little bummed earlier this month, when it seemed snow would never blanket his beloved ski slopes. But an abundance of snowfall around the state in recent days nearly made up for winter’s slow start, said ...

MySpace: A place for parents?

By Staff

Anyone with children knows the joys of parenting are matched only by the challenges. Annie can help young parents overcome those challenges. She is available 24/7, on MySpace. A fictitious character, Annie is modeled after a trusting figure ...

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Boom time for Mesa County libraries

By Staff

While many businesses are seeing a lag in sales, Mesa County Libraries are seeing somewhat of a boom. As of October, visits to the library have increased by 17 percent over the same time last year. And that is not all: Circulation is up, ...

KREX rebuilds after devastating fire

By Staff

A heavy cloud of a smoke hovered over Hillcrest Drive on Sunday, Jan. 20, and it could be seen across the valley. In the morning light, flames licked the historic KREX-TV building. Reporters and neighbors gathered to watch, and cry. Mike ...

Carbondale’s weekly paper ceases publication

By Dennis Webb

Becky Young and Pat Noel weren’t thinking about making a lot of money when they started the weekly Valley Journal newspaper in Carbondale in 1974. “We were young and naïve and soulful, and it seemed like a really wonderful ...


After Christmas sales draw minimal crowds at mall

By Staff

Every year it’s the same story. The day after Christmas, prices fall. But this year, perhaps because of an uncertainty about what the economy will do in 2009, the crowds of shoppers were relatively thin at Mesa Mall in Grand ...

Snow hinders search for New Castle woman

By Dennis Webb

Nearly a month and a half after her disappearance, crews plan to continue to search for New Castle resident Rose Backhaus, 54, in the Utah desert. Search posses are making forays as weather permits in the area of Little Wild Horse and Bell ...

Couple nabbed in Christmas break-in

By Amy Hamilton

A husband and wife have been accused of burglary and theft from a neighbor’s home early Christmas morning, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Douglas Scott Collins, 26, and Alexis Collins, 27, both of 2916 Dawn ...

Wall Street reaches Main Street; economy takes local toll

By Staff

The nationwide economic crisis became official over several Sundays in September, when astonishing announcements were made to Wall Street. One such day brought the news of the U.S. Treasury Department taking over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ...

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