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DeBeque Fatal update March 09, 2009

By Carrie Marfitano

A Fruita man has been identified as the driver killed when his pickup went into the Colorado River in De Beque Canyon. Lazar Szocs, 79, died from drowning, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Sunday. The Daily Sentinel had reported ...


Pair of bomb threats disrupts nightclub opening

By Carrie Marfitano

Axis Nightclub, 2993 North Ave., received two bomb threats Saturday on its opening night. One threat came from inside the club, and another came from outside. The threats happened about 10:30 p.m., said Mary Gonzales with the Mesa County ...


Oft-delayed tailings pile cleanup set for April 20

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Officials are shooting for an April 20 starting date for the long-awaited cleanup of the Moab, Utah, mill-tailings pile. U.S. Energy Department officials last week opened a 3,800-foot section of rail track they will use as a staging area for ...


Hemmed in at HQ, police in Fruita hope for expanded digs

By Staff

Fruita Police Chief Mark Angelo says his department needs more room. The department’s 16 officers are working shoulder-to-shoulder in cramped spaces at the Fruita Police Department, 101 McCune Ave. Other signs of overcrowding are ...


Fire destroys home on D 3/4 Road

By Carrie Marfitano

An early-morning fire destroyed a home at 237 D 3/4 Road early Sunday. The Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at 1:43 a.m. Sunday. The first firefighters on the scene indicated that the house was engulfed in flames. ...


Japanese students tour Grand Valley

By Staff

Twenty Japanese exchange students studying to be travel agents are spending three weeks traveling around the region learning how to better market the area as a tourist destination. The students are from Tokyo and are studying at JTB Global ...


GJ to spend $2 million on energy efficiency

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Grand Junction will sink more than $2 million this year into an array of projects intended to cut the city’s energy costs and make city buildings operate more efficiently. Many of the 74 measures that will be implemented in 17 city ...


Some exemptions for property taxes may fall victim to poor economy

By Staff

The state Legislature has been considering a proposal to temporarily eliminate property tax exemptions for seniors and disabled veterans to help bridge the state’s funding gap. The proposal was one of “dozens” of ...


Fatal crash suspect now free on bond

By Carrie Marfitano

A Parachute man charged in the deaths of Shandi Boetel, 21, and her 6-month-old daughter in a collision on North Avenue has been freed after posting bond. Derrick Maxfield, 20, was released Thursday from Mesa County Jail. His bond had been ...


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Two lives cut short, Shandi Botel and Natalia Casiano

By Carrie Marfitano

Shandi Boetel lay in her casket and held her baby, Natalia, in her arms one last time while a few dozen friends and family came to pay their respects Sunday morning. Members of Boetel’s family traveled from Denver and Ohio for the ...


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