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83-year-old is suspected in sex assault of young girl

By Paul Shockley

An 83-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion he sexually assaulted a young girl Monday inside his home. Clifford A. Wheeler, 118 Dorothy Ave., was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail on $10,000 bond on suspicion of sexual assault on ...

Fruita woman pleads case for Social Security

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A Fruita woman lobbied Congress to leave Social Security and Medicare alone as the nation grapples with its immediate debt problems. Terri Potente, also a member of the executive council of the Colorado AARP, which represents the interests of ...

Blotter, July 16, 2011

By Staff

Arrest on ‘gibberish’ call A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy arrested Ryan Patrick Green, 27, Thursday night on suspicion of gun-related offenses and two outstanding arrest warrants. Green was arrested in the area ...

Court upholds cave visits during convention

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday upheld a Bureau of Land Management decision to allow some visits to local caves during a National Speleological Society convention in Glenwood Springs next week. The Center for ...

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Pipe break on Highline is repaired

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Water is again flowing into the Government Highline Canal in north Grand Junction. The canal was emptied to allow workers to fix damage caused by a pipe break Monday afternoon underneath the canal near 25 Road. Repairs also had to be made to ...


Head chaplain at hospital marks 50 years of service

By Rachel Sauer

She jokes that her choice of vocation came down to a Ping-Pong game: During college, Sister Carol Depner and a friend were playing a game, each young woman representing a different Catholic order. Depner, who’d felt called to the ...


Raft firms try to stay afloat

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Western Colorado rafting outfitters who saw early-summer business stunted by rivers raging with frigid and fast snowmelt that scared off some customers are banking on just-now receding waters and a prolonged rafting season to help them ...

Treasurer to retirees: Show me the money

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The Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association has until the end of summer to provide Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton with background information on its financial projections, Stapleton told Republicans in Grand Junction on ...

New curriculum puts Grand Valley schools on same schedule

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New statewide curriculum standards will mean new lessons and expectations for School District 51 students when the standards go into effect next month. Senate Bill 212, passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2008, required the state to ...

District 51 middle schools to try out new grading system

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New curriculum this fall will come with a new grading system for middle school students in School District 51. The district will pilot a new grading program for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students at all middle schools this year, ...

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