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GJ man is guilty in killing

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man will be sentenced to at least 16 years in prison in the March 2010 slaying of another man, under the terms of a plea agreement reached Monday. Robert McCleland, 32, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, in addition to a ...

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Junction sales tax collections in April higher than last year

By Amy Hamilton

Sales tax collections in Grand Junction for April edged higher than those collected for the same month in 2010. Total sales and use taxes in April were at $4 million, compared with $3.7 million collected in April of last year, according to ...

History Day winners going to nationals

By Staff

Six Western Slope students qualified at the Colorado History Day State Contest to participate June 12–16 in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Md. Ridgway Secondary School students Marcina Sarmiento and ...

Rifle girl’s essay a winner in ‘If I Were Mayor’ contest

By Staff

A Rifle student was one of four winners of the Colorado Municipal League’s annual essay contest. Annie Schmidt of Rifle Middle School won in the West region. Hers was among more than 350 essays from seventh- and eighth-graders across ...

Tope fifth-grader takes on bullies

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Eleven-year-old Aubrey Emmons didn’t want her classmates at Tope Elementary to suffer the taunts of bullies or think it was OK to become one. She created an anti-bullying club at the elementary school after her older sister was bullied ...

Guv signs ag tax repeal, anti-bullying laws

By Charles Ashby

Farmers and ranchers won’t have to pay a sales tax on agricultural products anymore now that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday reinstating an exemption on the tax. The measure the Democratic governor signed in Sterling repeals ...

Getting It Right, May 24, 2011

By Staff

Ward Churchill was fired by the University of Colorado, Boulder. A Page One story Monday incorrectly identified the institution from which Churchill was fired.  ...

Country Jam must follow liquor advisory

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday unanimously agreed to renew the liquor license for Country Jam and Rock Jam but attached conditions intended to curb underage drinking and serving intoxicated patrons. The conditions require festival ...

Three men sought in Glenwood armed robbery

By Staff

Authorities are seeking information about an armed robbery in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday. Glenwood Springs police say three Hispanic males, one of them brandishing a black handgun, stole an undetermined amount of merchandise early that ...

TABOR under fire as ‘fiscal dysfunction’

By Charles Ashby

After nearly 19 years since voters approved it, a bipartisan group of Colorado residents is challenging the constitutionality of the popular Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. TABOR, which Colorado voters approved in 1992 to limit how much ...

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