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Heat, resurgence of ravens, magpies raise the risk of West Nile outbreak

By Amy Hamilton

For as much as summer lovers dig the long, warm days, the buzz-killers of summer — mosquitoes — thrive on the heat even more. Aside from their annoying nature, culex mosquitoes can be more harmful to people than the itchy welts ...

No 3rd trial for man in attempted murder

By Charles Ashby

A Palisade man convicted twice of attempted murder won’t get a third trial. A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Thursday that a second trial for James A. Duran, 48, was conducted properly in 2008, and ...

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Fruita Monument student aces ACT, without trying

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Sean McKee wasn’t far into the ACT test before he realized he was going to do well. He finished the first of four sections of the test with 20 minutes to spare and felt confident he didn’t have to recheck his answers. The rest of ...

Instead of closing, mine proposes expansion

By Dennis Webb

A sister company of the owner of the McClane Canyon Mine is proposing to expand its operations as an alternative to being forced to close at the end of the year when it loses its only customer, the Cameo Power Plant. The Bureau of Land ...

Wiretaps used to topple meth ring

By Paul Shockley

Court records made public Friday show police listened in on 14 cell phones via wiretaps, placed Global Positioning Systems on vehicles, used hidden cameras to watch suspects’ homes and dug through residential trash during a 13-month ...

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Downtown poetry

By William Woody

Over a dozen poets read verses of their rhymes to area residents during the Poetry in the Streets event on the corner of Fourth and Main streets Friday evening.  ...

Census workers plan to hit the streets for rechecks, follow-ups in resort towns

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Though the decennial head count is nearly complete, census enumerators will be in the field this weekend. The duties in western Colorado include making final follow-up checks as a quality-control measure and for follow-up in resort ...

Grand Junction, Fruita plan lots of bang for their buck at July 4 fireworks shows

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The city of Grand Junction hopes to offer the same amount of wow for 20 percent less at this year’s July 4 fireworks show at Lincoln Park. The city budgeted $25,000 for fireworks last year. The display’s 22-minute run time will ...

Man pleads not guilty in wife’s March stabbing death

By Paul Shockley

A man accused of stabbing his wife to death in front of the couple’s 2-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty Thursday. Octavio Vargas-Herrera, 24, of Grand Junction, is charged with first-degree murder, among other counts, in the March ...

Police blotter, July 2, 2010

By Staff

Possible cattle rustling A Collbran rancher is missing three calves. Benjamin Edward Nichols, who lives at 55759 Colorado Highway 330, reported to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department that he was moving his cattle to his summer range ...

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