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Woman pleads not guilty in dog’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita woman pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that she obstructed law enforcement’s investigation of a dog’s death on Colorado National Monument. Melissa Lockhart, 32, who appeared in Grand Junction free on bond, has ...

Lawmakers try to shore up pension plan for public workers

By Charles Ashby

Lawmakers hope a measure approved in the Colorado Senate on Monday will help shore up the state’s largest public pension plan. Senate Bill 1, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, and Senate President ...

Salazar’s war chest heftier than Tipton’s

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., said his fourth-quarter fundraising stuffed his campaign chest with nearly $850,000. One of his two potential Republican opponents, Scott Tipton of Cortez, said he had cleared $108,000 in the 46 days of his ...

Trial underway for ex-Mesa educator

By Paul Shockley

Jury selection ran a full day on Monday in the trial of a former teacher and school board member accused in an alleged five-year secret sexual relationship with an underage girl. Rodney Eddy, 68, of Mesa, appeared free on bond in District ...

Central student, 15, accused of bring gun, bullet to school

By Amy Hamilton

A 15-year-old Central High School student was booked into the Mesa County Youth Detention Center on Friday after allegedly showing off a handgun and a bullet during a creative writing class in school that day, according to the Mesa County ...

Todd resigns from council

By Emily Shockley

Linda Romer Todd resigned her post as Grand Junction City Council member Monday at a council meeting. Unable to hold back tears, Todd asked Mayor Pro Tem Teresa Coons to read her resignation letter for her. The letter stated Todd would remain ...

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Bank foreclosure may slam doors on Mack woman’s 40-year home

By Amy Hamilton

For 40 years, Estefanita Crespin has watched the seasons change at her 60-acre Mack ranch. At 84, the self-described country girl still putters around her newer manufactured home, but she wades into the snow only to feed a flock of ...

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County frets about zoning on 30 Road property

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Frustrated Mesa County commissioners say they may ask the city of Grand Junction to change the zoning on county-owned land in Fruitvale, alleging attempts to sell the land for development have been hampered by city zoning ...

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Teen says suspect took, crashed ‘my baby’

By Emily Shockley

A young driver is suspected of taking his friend’s truck without permission and going for a joy ride that ended in a crash Sunday morning. Wrapped in a blanket and visibly shaken at the crash scene Sunday morning, the owner of the ...

Dealer in artifacts probe hits pay dirt

By Paul Shockley

A dealer of archeological artifacts working hand-in-glove with federal law enforcement was paid more than $162,000 for his services over 31 months ending last July, according to court records recently made public. A man was referred to in ...

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