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Grand Junction man, 21, accused of sex assault on young girl

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 21-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of sexually assaulting a young girl for at least two years, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Jephte Cardenas was arrested at his home at 2910 ...

Front Range projects are river threats, group says

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The upper reaches of the Colorado River are endangered by proposed expansions of two transmountain-diversion projects, an advocacy group said. The projects, the Windy Gap Firming Project and the Moffat Tunnel Collection System Project, would ...

Hickenlooper, McInnis to speak at Denver club

By Staff

Two candidates for governor will appear before the Denver Petroleum Club later this month to talk about oil and gas issues in the state, but they won’t be doing so at the same time. Like a similar appearance before the National Western ...

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Service for ‘major historian’ at Palisade pub on Sunday

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A celebration of the life of Chuck Wagner, the owner of the Gatling gun on display at the Museum of the West, a historian and an enthusiastic participant in Mexican-American and Civil War re-enactments, will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Land deal will fill trail gap in Fruita

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Mesa County, the city of Fruita and the Colorado Riverfront Foundation are prepared to purchase a long sought-after property that will link the Riverfront Trail to the heart of the city. The Fruita City Council and the Riverfront Foundation ...

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Search suspended for man in river

By Melinda Mawdsley

Authorities searched the Colorado River in the No Name area just east of Glenwood Springs most of Wednesday afternoon and evening for a man in his early 20s who reportedly fell in the river shortly after 3 p.m. The man was not found as of 9 ...

City Council: Listening tour was a necessity

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The majority of the Grand Junction City Council defended the city’s public safety facilities listening tour Wednesday evening during a pre-council meeting. The tour cost more than $5,000 to put on and more than $17,000 to design, as ...

Farmers market offers options to those on aid

By Staff

Fresh local carrots and beans that snap when you break them. Succulent cherries from our neighbors in Palisade. And peaches that melt in your mouth. Many residents enjoy the annual local harvest offered at Grand Junction’s downtown ...

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Man sentenced to 72 years in Clifton slaying

By Paul Shockley

Dressed in pajamas and armed with a handgun for a night walk with a friend in his Clifton neighborhood, Michael Simpson was unprovoked when he stormed into a house and fired multiple shots, killing a man and wounding three others at a ...

Museum would like moon rock, chief says

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The moon rock that has graced the Grand Junction study of former Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof ought to be displayed at the Museum of the West, the museum head said. Vanderhoof is agreeable to the idea, he said, as long as there’s a way ...

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