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First lady Ritter sees health care at work on Grand Junction visit

By Amy Hamilton

Amid state budget cuts to some health care programs, Colorado’s first lady visited Colorado West Regional Mental Health on Tuesday in support of services offered by the agency. While in Grand Junction, Jeannie Ritter also attended a ...

DA won’t seek death penalty in Rifle slaying

By Dennis Webb

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson has decided against seeking the death penalty in the case of a Rifle man accused of shooting and killing his brother last December. Beeson announced his decision in a Nov. 3 court filing in the ...

Penry’s decision could affect legislative races in Colorado

By Emily Shockley

The end of state Sen. Josh Penry’s candidacy for governor has local House and Senate candidates wondering if the decision will start a political domino effect. Republican state Rep. Steve King of Grand Junction said he will not continue ...

Helmick trial testimony to begin

By Paul Shockley

Testimony will start Thursday in the murder trial of 52-year-old Miriam Helmick. A jury of 10 men and six women — four are alternates — was seated around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday in District Judge Valerie Robison’s ...

GarCo votes against regs on fracturing by the feds

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — In a decision being cheered by the energy industry and lamented by some area residents, the leading natural-gas-producing county in Colorado has come out against legislation to federally regulate hydraulic fracturing ...

Health officials expand priority list for H1N1 vaccine

By Staff

People 5 to 64 years of age with chronic medical conditions can schedule H1N1 vaccination appointments for today or Thursday through the Mesa County Health Department. Previously, the county had advertised the age group as 5 to 24, but on ...

Penry out of guv race

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction Republican Josh Penry will withdraw from the 2010 race for governor today, according to one of his Republican rivals for the seat. Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, a Grand Junction Republican, told The Daily Sentinel he met ...

Blagg juror’s medical records submitted to court

By Amy Hamilton

Subpoenaed documents keep rolling into court because of the contention by Michael Blagg’s attorneys that their client did not get a fair trial because a juror failed to disclose she was legally blind. During a court hearing Monday, ...

Mesa County considers pot dispensary controls

By Staff

State and local governments are beginning to crack down on the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries. The state is considering bills to better manage the operations of these dispensaries. The city of Grand Junction is proposing a 12-month ...

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Attorneys quiz potential jurors in Helmick trial

By Amy Hamilton

It’s obviously not business as usual at the Mesa County Justice Center. A free-standing sign at the entrance just past security lists a strict code of conduct for media and the public under the heading “Helmick Trial,” ...

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