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Sheriff cleared in DA’s probe

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says he’s worked in law enforcement for 22 years and “never received so much as a reprimand.” But now, he says, some people always will associate him with criminal activity, even after ...


‘TEA PARTY’ PROTEST PACKS THOUSANDS AT LINCOLN PARK

By Paul Shockley

Attendees climbed playground equipment Wednesday at the southwest corner of Lincoln Park for a view as a crowd estimated by organizers of approximately 3,000 people heard a series of speakers take aim at President Barack Obama. “How ...


DA to reveal results of his GarCo sheriff investigation

By Dennis Webb

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson plans today to announce the results of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario. Beeson has called a news conference to discuss the investigation, ...


Montrose dairy must abide by conditions after illness outbreak

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State health officials Tuesday announced a Montrose dairy must meet a series of conditions before it resumes distribution of raw milk, a week after revealing a series of people were sickened by a food-borne illness. The Colorado Department of ...


County sales tax plummeting

By Staff

Sales tax revenue has taken a dramatic dive in Mesa County. The first quarter this year is down 8.2 percent, compared to the first quarter of last year, a drop of $692,919. Each month the numbers turn more toward the negative, forcing the ...


Senator Bennet: Natural gas key to U.S. energy plan

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A sustainable energy future for the United States will include natural gas — “the cleanest fossil fuel that we have,” U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet told a Glenwood Springs audience Tuesday. Speaking at a ...


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Man accused of repeated sex assaults on teen girl

By Paul Shockley

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger on Tuesday said a man accused of sexually assaulting a girl three times within weeks will be charged as a habitual criminal. Jeffrey Jay Jansen, 45, of Grand Junction was ordered by County Court Judge Bruce ...


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Accused madam’s attorney seeks records

By Paul Shockley

Nearing five months since his client’s arrest, an attorney for a woman accused of operating a local prostitution business says he’s still trying to get access to police-held paperwork in the case. Stephen Laiche, who represents ...


State to delay oil and gas rules for two months

By Dennis Webb

State regulators Tuesday agreed to a two-month extension for implementation of new oil and gas rules on federal land, allowing more time to seek an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management on the matter. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...


Man’s wild ride ends in trip to county jail

By Staff

Police said they found a drunken kidnapper when they responded to reports Tuesday morning about an angry driver who was chasing women for miles on the road and yelling at them. Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday the Grand Junction Police Department was ...


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