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Calif. pot robbery suspects held in GJ

By Paul Shockley

A pair of men suspected of attempted murder and robbing a California man’s marijuana were arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 near Grand Junction last week. Andre Free, 25, and Phillip Miller, 25, both Kansas residents, ...

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Feds: Tamarisk no thirstier than trees

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The water-swigging tamarisk isn’t quite the heavy drinker it’s been portrayed to be, the U.S. Geological Survey said. One finding of a study done at the behest of Congress is that native trees such as cottonwoods and willows ...

2 held after airport disturbance, thwarted takeoff

By Paul Shockley

A local man faces a misdemeanor charge after a dispute Thursday that led a police officer to puncture an airplane tire as airport workers used a truck to block the small plane from taking off. Grand Junction police spokeswoman Kate Porras ...

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‘Gypsy’ gets 4 years for cheating man

By Paul Shockley

A Florida man who authorities believe was part of a group of traveling scam artists with victims across Colorado will spend the next four years in prison for defrauding an 81-year-old Grand Junction man out of more than $18,000. The sentence ...

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Man admits dragging dog to death

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Grand Junction man Thursday pleaded guilty to dragging a stolen dog to death in the Colorado National Monument last December, a case that has attracted worldwide attention. Steven Clay Romero, 38, changed his plea to guilty ...

Grand Junction wakes up to more winter

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Old Man Winter is heaving a late, chilly blast of air on the Western Slope, and that could spell trouble for orchard owners and people who already planted their gardens. A wide swath of the lower elevations of western Colorado and eastern ...

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Bennet: Ban ex-Congress members from ever becoming lobbyists

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No one who has served in Congress could ever lobby Congress, and staffers would be prevented from lobbying for six years after leaving the government payrolls, under legislation proposed by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Bennet, who is running ...

Briefs, April 30, 2010

By Staff

County officials to attend coffee event Mesa County elected officials will attend the next County Coffee from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 7, at Gateway Community Center. The public is welcome to attend and chat with Mesa County Commissioners Craig ...

Tenure bill keeps moving in Legislature

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The Colorado Senate approved Senate Bill 191 on second reading shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, helping the education- and tenure-reform bill take one more step forward. Grand Junction Republican Sen. Josh Penry threw his support behind the ...

Oxy faces record fine for tainted spring

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Thursday imposed a record $390,000 fine against Oxy USA and a second penalty of $257,400 for two cases of oil and gas contamination of spring waters northwest of Parachute. The commission ...

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