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Energy services truck a total loss in fire near Rifle

By Dennis Webb

A truck servicing the energy industry caught fire early Friday afternoon, causing a large, black plume of smoke to rise in the Anvil Points area west of Rifle. “The truck was a total loss,” said Donna Gray, a spokeswoman for ...

Lawmakers honor area wine industry pioneer

By Staff

State lawmakers voted Thursday to memorialize Doug Phillips, an architect of Palisade’s wine industry and pioneer in the state’s workers’ compensation system, citing his outstanding character and determination. Rep. Laura ...

Helpful nature spares woman prison time for pot operation

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Panel OKs GJ legislator’s DNA bill

By Staff

State lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to legislation from Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, aimed at streamlining and clarifying Colorado’s DNA-preservation laws. King’s proposal, House Bill 1121, removes misdemeanors ...

Bomb threat clears GarCo offices

By Dennis Webb

A bomb threat forced the early closure of the Garfield County Courthouse and sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon in Glenwood Springs. Sheriff’s spokesperson Tanny McGinnis said a man with no identifiable accent called a judicial ...

Panel leaves Bradford bill in legislative limbo

By Staff

State lawmakers left Collbran Republican Rep. Laura Bradford’s plan to toughen child molesters’ prison sentences in limbo Thursday after they failed to either kill the bill or move it along in the legislative process. The House ...

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‘One Book’ pick makes big noise

By Staff

Immediately after Angie Allen finished reading “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer, she wanted to talk about it. As a member of the One Book, One Mesa County committee, she hopes everyone else in the ...

Sex assaults, drugs alleged in separate cases

By Dan Bennett

•  A 19-year-old Fruita man faces multiple charges of sex assault for allegedly committing sexual acts with a 13-year-old boy over a two-year period and once molesting a 14-year-old girl. Anthony Michael Marquez was on probation ...


Time capsule gets a Civil War-era sendoff

By Staff

About 100 people attended a ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and Mesa County’s 125th. Held midday Thursday at the old Mesa County Courthouse at the corner of Sixth Street and Rood Avenue, the ...

Business prof tests cheaper textbooks

By Staff

Frank Markham, a business professor from Mesa State College, is giving his students some relief from $100 college textbooks. “As a professor, I am concerned with the cost of college for students,” Markham said. “And for ...

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