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Wine Country Inn to appear on game show

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A contestant will be offered the chance to “come on down” to Wine Country Inn on Tuesday’s episode of “The Price is Right.” CBS asked Wine Country Inn General Manager Jerome Strack in April if he would be willing ...

Fewer kids are living in foster care

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Dozens fewer children are currently in foster care in Mesa County than in the last couple of years, a change social workers say is the product of a broad effort to give kids the stability that comes with keeping them with their parents or ...

Wait pays off with ‘Wheel’ win

By Charles Ashby

The wife of a former Grand Junction resident was the big winner Friday night on “Wheel of Fortune.” Natalie Kaliszewski and her brother, Adam Clark, won $43,800 on the popular television game show after correctly guessing the ...

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Recycler now taking more plastic

By Amy Hamilton

Know those yogurt, cottage cheese and margarine containers you feel guilty about tossing into the garbage? Keep them out of the landfill by recycling them at CRI, Curbside Recycling Indefinitely. The recycling service that is subsidized in ...

Eleven abandoned dogs in need of care

By William Woody

DELTA COUNTY — The Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary in Crawford has opened its doors to 11 dogs that were abandoned earlier this month, and now the sanctuary’s owners are raising funds to take care of them. Debbie and David Faulkner ...

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No plans to run for county board, Rep. Bradford says

By Charles Ashby

Laura Bradford is running. For re-election to the Colorado House, that is, and not for the Mesa County Commission. The Collbran Republican announced on Friday that after months of considering a bid for the commission’s District 3 she ...

Man, 60, guilty of ‘sexting’ 11-year-old

By Paul Shockley

A jury convicted a Collbran man Friday on charges he traded sexually explicit text messages with a young girl, and later with a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department investigator who was posing as a girl. Cyrus Tuchscher, 60, was found ...

Cougar kills dog near Carbondale

By Charles Ashby

A mountain lion killed a dog after its owner allowed it to walk on its own late Wednesday near a ski area outside of Carbondale, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said. The dog’s owner told wildlife officials she let her dogs out of ...

D51 hopes to close gap with tax override

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School District 51 is the perfect size to get less money. That’s according to the Colorado funding formula for school districts, which reasons that schools with fewer than 5,814 full-time-equivalent students (preschool and kindergarten ...

Teen guilty in Facebook sex assault

By Paul Shockley

A teenager charged as an adult for sexually assaulting a girl in January will serve five years in a Colorado youth-offender program, under a plea agreement struck Thursday. David Clement, 18, of Grand Junction, told a judge he didn’t ...

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