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Montrose home destroyed in barbecue grilling fire

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A grilling mishap triggered a house fire late Tuesday evening, and fire officials deemed the structure a complete loss. According to Dale Erickson of the Montrose Fire Department, there were no injuries during the incident at ...

Snider retrial set after two weeks of jury selection

By Dennis Webb

It took two weeks and three pools of prospective jurors, but a jury has been selected in the retrial of a man accused of killing his father in Rangely. Jim Bradford, clerk of court in Garfield County for the 9th Judicial District, said a ...

State left holding bag in Delta well case

By Dennis Webb

A state agency has fined a company $200,000 for violations involving four oil and gas wells in Delta County, but it doesn’t expect to collect the money and says it also will be stuck with the cost of properly shutting in the wells. The ...

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Perfect attendance, kindergarten through commencement

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The idea of spending a school day at home in pajamas watching bad daytime TV is foreign to recent Grand Junction High School graduate AshLee Lujan. The 18-year-old’s attendance record has been perfect since her first day of kindergarten ...

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15 new graduates take non-traditional route

By Charles Ashby

One’s going to Denmark, another plans to attend college in Germany. Still another soon will be in Hong Kong. But many of the 15 students who graduated from the Mesa Valley Vision Home & Community Program on Wednesday are staying ...

County seeks different venue for printing notices

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In what they’re billing as an effort to save the county money, Mesa County commissioners are attempting to find a way around a state law that requires local governments to publish expenditures in the newspaper on a monthly ...

Rangely valedictorian: ‘Just showing up’ helps

By Dennis Webb

Torie Slagle is graduating this year as the 2011 Rangely High School valedictorian, with a 4.0 grade-point average, and intentions to study pre-med at Mesa State and eventually go on to become an endocrinologist. When she looks back at what ...

Bobby’s Bash downsized over concerns

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The man behind a free country music festival at the Mesa County Fairgrounds next month is significantly scaling back the scope of the event, saying he no longer plans to serve alcohol or set up a park-and-ride shuttle service. Interim Mesa ...

Rockestra auditioning for 4 lead vocalists

By Daniel Humphries

The Grand Junction Rockestra needs some lead singers, and by the end of tonight it will have at least four. The final round of auditions for the rock ‘n’ roll orchestra’s lead vocalist spots will be tonight at 7:30 at ...

Mesa Fairgrounds equestrian arena closed as precaution against herpes virus outbreak

By Bob Silbernagel

Mesa County Fairgrounds’ equestrian area was closed to horses Wednesday and will remain closed for possibly two weeks due to the outbreak of equine herpes virus in the region, the fairgrounds manager said. The decision came as the ...

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