Western Colorado

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Local men victims of N.C. crime

By Paul Shockley

One man sits in jail, the other is vice president of a construction firm. Seth Thompson, 34, took the witness stand Feb. 24 in the trial of the man accused in 2004 of running over Thompson during a 50-mile road rampage that injured five ...

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Cops: Adderall factor in rape

By Amy Hamilton

A 24-year-old Clifton man was in jail Tuesday on a $75,000 bond on suspicion he persuaded a teenage girl to take drugs and then sexually assaulted her at a party. Matthew Michael Dolan, 521 Pauline St., No. 4, was arrested Monday on a warrant ...

Attorney: City vote was illegal

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The appointment of new Grand Junction City Council member Sam Susuras may have involved illegal voting methods, according to open meetings law and a prosecutor handling a lawsuit recently levied against the Fort Morgan City Council for similar ...


Man caught trafficking humans a third time, officials say

By Amy Hamilton

A 34-year-old Mexican national who was caught Monday on Interstate 70 transporting 10 other illegal immigrants in a van had been deported for doing the same thing in Mesa County in 2006. Juan Miguel Rodriguez was driving eastbound on ...

School calendar adopted

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The School District 51 Board of Education adopted the 2010-11 school year calendar Tuesday night and voted unanimously to add Rocky Mountain Elementary School to the list of institutions that will follow the traditional calendar. Currently, ...

Report: climate, not beetles, main cause of forest fires

By Dennis Webb

A new report by four forest ecologists says climate rather than beetles is the main cause of forest fire risk, and that risk is best addressed by creating defensible spaces around homes instead of logging in the backcountry. The report, ...

Delta County School’s superintendent will retire July 1

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Mike McMillan will retire July 1 after six years as Delta County School District 50J’s superintendent. McMillan began his teaching career in the school district in 1971 and has been with the district since. He said he was offered a ...


February fourth coldest on record

By Amy Hamilton

If you complained about how cold February was — and how could you not? — your instincts were right on. Last month was the fourth chilliest February on record for Grand Junction with an average temperature of 28.3 degrees, tying ...

BLM wants to ban off-trail travel in vast area

By Dennis Webb

Off-trail travel by motorized vehicles and bicycles would be prohibited on hundreds of thousands of acres south of Grand Junction under a proposed decision by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The agency’s Uncompahgre Field Office has ...

Panel OKs measure for seniors parks pass

By Charles Ashby

Colorado seniors would be able to get a lifetime pass to all Colorado parks under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday. Seniors 64 and older would be offered a Colorado Aspen Leaf Pass for $150, five times the ...

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