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Teen suspect in rape to face adult charges

By Paul Shockley

A teenage boy who struck up a relationship with a girl he met on Facebook is accused of beating and raping the girl during their second in-person meeting. David R. Clement, 18, of Grand Junction, will be prosecuted as an adult after being ...

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Mesa County’s foreclosure filings fall

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Fewer foreclosure notices were tagged to Mesa County homes in the first quarter of 2011 than in any quarter of 2010. The 276 first-quarter foreclosure filings dropped by nearly one-third year-over-year and by nearly 40 percent from the fourth ...

Compromise sought on redistricting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Keep the Western Slope and eastern plains whole, don’t pair Colorado Springs with the southeast corner of the state, and please, oh please, put Boulder in someone else’s district. Those were some of the many ...

Measure would give state judges training in business matters

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Democrats reached an agreement with a Colorado Springs Republican lawmaker Thursday over what to do with a portion of Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s money. Democrats criticized the Republican secretary of state ...

Businesses get smart energy-saving tips

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Businesses can boost their bottom lines by bulking up on energy efficiency, representatives of Xcel Energy and other organizations said Thursday. The “2011 Cost of Doing Nothing” seminar attracted about 50 people to Two Rivers ...

Web vigil for missing Grand Junction woman back online

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The Kitchen Guy, who has monitored the disappearance of Paige Birgfeld for nearly four years, resumed his post Thursday. The Kitchen Guy, who is identified only by that name, said in a post Thursday on Chefsuccess.com that he had suffered the ...

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Redlands man vows to fight $232 vacation water bill

By Paul Shockley

Evan Gluckman said he may pay $1,000 or more for legal fees before paying $232 for water. In the 20-plus years he and wife, Nina, have lived at their Redlands home, they have received monthly water bills averaging $15 to $20 for roughly ...

Fruita shifts sewer rate formula for commercial users

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The city of Fruita will change the way it bills commercial customers for sewer service, but it remains to be seen which businesses will bear the brunt of the cost for a new sewer treatment plant. The City Council agreed Tuesday night to ...

Montrose fire board boots chief of 18 years

By Staff

MONTROSE — The Montrose Fire Protection District board has removed its fire chief for personal reasons, according to board Chairman Steve Ellis. Bob Pistor had been the district’s fire chief for the past 18 years until the ...

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May 5, 2011: Missing woman search resumes

By Paul Shockley

Near the end of a six-hour search over ground that was covered nearly four years ago in the disappearance of Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld, something caught someone’s eye. A line of a dozen searchers stomping east abruptly ...

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