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Fruita teen accused of stealing from cars

By Amy Hamilton

An 18-year-old Fruita man was arrested Wednesday for stealing items from cars after officers tracked the suspect’s footsteps, discarded car-registration documents and a trail of blood left in freshly fallen snow. Adrian Michael Dunn ...

Abandoned horses rescued on Glade Park

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Mesa County Search and Rescue volunteers on Thursday completed a two-day rescue of three horses that had been abandoned on Glade Park. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into the abandonment of the animals, ...

Briefs, Dec. 25, 2009

By Staff

City offices closed today and Jan. 1 City of Grand Junction offices will be closed today in observance of Christmas Day and Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. City trash and recycling collection will be one day late for ...

Suspect in artifacts theft case claims entrapment by feds

By Paul Shockley

A local man facing charges for selling archeological artifacts is arguing that law enforcement used an illegal ruse to bring criminal charges in his case. Attorneys for Robert Knowlton, 66, of Orchard Mesa, filed motions Dec. 14, asking a ...

Boom and bust of the area uranium industry

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The uranium industry was born on the west end of Energy Alley, the run from Green River, Utah, to Rifle. It has burst into bloom and sputtered to obscurity more than once. Like the half-lives by which radiation is judged to decay, though, the ...

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‘Energy Alley’: Perhaps America’s most important stretch of space

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The vast stretch of rolling, sagebrush-plugged adobe and rock stretching from Green River, Utah, to Rifle looks little like a vast storehouse of energy. Appearances, however, are deceiving. In fact, the stretch along the cliffs across two ...

Fire leaves Fruita family homeless

By Tim Harty

Nathan and Heather Hanvey stood on a snowpacked Fruita street Wednesday night, thankful that what they were witnessing hadn’t happened in the middle of the night. After Lower Valley Fire Department firefighters finally extinguished the ...

Third defendant in Ponzi case appears in court

By Amy Hamilton

The last of three defendants indicted in the multimillion-dollar collapse of Valley Investments in Grand Junction is free after making her first appearance in federal court Wednesday to be advised of the charges she faces. About a dozen ...

Mesa County to consolidate its buildings

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Mesa County administrators are planning to consolidate several facilities and offices into one location, freeing up money that could allow them to accelerate a couple of capital projects and inject some work into a starving construction ...

Paonia man pleads not guilty to 1981 murder

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A Paonia man has pleaded not guilty to killing a miner who disappeared in 1981 while participating in a national protest over cuts in black lung disease benefits. Christopher Sorensen, 57, entered his plea to a single count of first-degree ...

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