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Suspect in wife’s murder hangs himself in jail

By Amy Hamilton

An inmate accused of stabbing his wife to death in March killed himself in his Mesa County jail cell Thursday night, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Octavio Vargas-Herrera, 25, was jailed on a first-degree-murder ...


Website goes after state GOP chairman

By Charles Ashby

An unknown group has started a petition to get the Colorado Republican Party to oust Dick Wadhams as its chairman. The group, which had not identified itself as of Thursday, is blaming Wadhams for taking “Colorado from a likely ...

Williams to expand natural gas plant in Parachute area

By Dennis Webb

A partnership owned by Williams is planning to build a processing facility in the Parachute area to significantly increase its ability to recover natural gas liquids in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin. The proposal by Williams ...

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Woman loses 74 pounds to save her nephew’s life

By Amy Hamilton

When Brunella Gualerzi learned she could save her beloved nephew’s life by donating one of her kidneys, there was little that would get in her way. But there was a catch. Gualerzi, the founder and owner of Il Bistro Italiano with her ...


Former Grand Junction man guilty in $32 million fraud

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction resident admitted having a role in an investment scheme that defrauded three people out of approximately $32 million, according to court records made public Thursday. Michael Jenkins, 45, formerly of 1138 Sundial Road ...

Salazar says he’ll give up donations from Rangel

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., will donate to charity $4,000 that was contributed to his previous election campaigns by embattled New York Congressman Charlie Rangel. Rangel was accused Thursday by investigators of 13 congressional ethics ...

Grand Junction Symphony board approves of Avalon plan

By Staff

The Grand Junction Symphony Board unanimously voted last week to endorse the Avalon renovation plan presented last month by design firm Westlake Reed & Leskosky and move forward with tentative plans to make the Avalon the symphony’s ...

Dems air ad blasting McInnis

By Charles Ashby

The first anti-Scott McInnis television advertisement about his admitted plagiarism hit the airwaves Thursday, less than two weeks before the Aug. 10 primary. But the group that’s paying for the ad, Colorado Freedom Fund, isn’t ...

Barrett, BLM reach landmark compromise on Utah drilling

By Dennis Webb

Colorado-based energy developer Bill Barrett Corp. is earning praise for a landmark natural-gas-development proposal approved Thursday by the Bureau of Land Management. The company agreed to reduce its development plan for the West Tavaputs ...

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Historic White Hall waiting for buyer

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White Hall has had many lives. It was a church,  dance studio, a live-performance theater, an office space. Most recently it housed three floors of small shops in its east wing, which resembles a school with classrooms. The shopping ...

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