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Man gets 24 years in double-fatal crash

By Paul Shockley

A Parachute man on Monday was sentenced to 24 years in prison for killing a mother and her infant daughter in a drunken-driving wreck. “I pray for forgiveness from the family,” Derrick Maxfield, 20, told District Judge Richard ...

Mesa County receives pair of GOCO grants worth $250,000

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Mesa County has received more than $250,000 in Great Outdoors Colorado grants that will help pay for the design of an additional section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail and improvements to the Mesa Community Center. County commissioners on ...

Upgrades to Grand Junction alleys cause some ire on board

By Emily Shockley

Alley improvements have become a luxury the city can ill afford this year, according to two Grand Junction City Councilmen who voted against the city footing more than half the bill to re-pave an alley in central Grand Junction. The alley ...

Dads in jail advised to focus on their kids

By Amy Hamilton

Jason Reyes, 28, knows the importance of communicating with his 5-year-old son. He writes him stories and includes pictures in an ongoing saga. When they talk on the phone, Reyes asks his son open-ended questions about how he’s ...

Garfield eyes tighter traffic enforcement

By Staff

The new year ushered in a new approach to traffic enforcement in Garfield County, raising hopes of increased attention being given to energy-industry vehicles. Just how much those hopes will be fulfilled remains unclear. The Garfield County ...

Training facility behind schedule

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A plan for Mesa County and Mesa State College to jointly develop safety training facilities on 32 Road has stalled, as the college is slowly working its way through an environmental assessment of federal land it hopes to acquire. The delay ...

Hunting area disclosure rule implemented for property buyers

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Complaints from residents about gunshots along local rivers and in other traditional hunting areas have prompted the Mesa County Commission to take steps to advise property owners what to expect in their new surroundings. Commissioners ...

Outrage online over suspect in dog’s death

By Paul Shockley

Thousands of people have signed off on an online petition seeking a harsh punishment for a Fruita man accused of dragging a dog to death last week on Colorado National Monument. The petition, “Demand Justice For Buddy,” appears on ...

Student of the Week, Jan. 4, 2010

By Staff

Name: Alyssa Cheyenne Workman-Keenan School: Central High School GPA: 3.942 After-school activities: Soccer. Favorite book: “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks. Favorite TV shows: “Rita Rocks” or “How I ...

Fruita eyes sales tax on medical marijuana

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The city of Fruita may ask voters next spring to approve a 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, a move that would give city officials additional revenue they say they need to help pay for enforcement and regulation of the growing ...

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