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Woman believed victim of serial killer

By Paul Shockley

Short on clues in the case, Denise Oliverson’s 1975 disappearance is widely believed to be the work of serial killer Ted Bundy. Still, authorities haven’t closed the matter. “Although certainly not cleared, and I ...


Boyfriend sought in woman’s ’93 slaying

By Paul Shockley

Joseph Vigil last heard his mother’s voice in distress. Beatrice Montes, Vigil’s mother, had shut down for the day at her restaurant, La Mariposa, formerly at 159 1/2 Colorado Ave., on Nov. 21, 1993. Vigil helped his mother and ...

Cold, but not forgotten

By Paul Shockley

They number about 1,500 in Colorado. Nine of the state’s cold, murder investigations are on or off the shelves at the Grand Junction Police Department, from the 95-year-old retired widower in Riverside, to the Mesa College sophomore ...


Dropouts rejoin ranks of District 51 graduates

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Sarah Dell almost didn’t have a senior year. Dell, an 18-year-old who will graduate from R-5 High School on Friday, dropped out of the school a year ago with plans to get her General Education Diploma, or GED. She was studying for the ...

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Wine Fest had crowd at first blush

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Since it began in 2004, the annual Montrose Wine and Food Festival has been deemed a success, raising more than $320,000 for organizations such as the Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club and Kids Aid. The festival, now in its ...

Another top post changing in Mesa County

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Assistant Mesa County Administrator Stefani Conley will leave her post at the beginning of next month, joining a growing list of county department heads who have resigned or have been terminated in the past year. Conley, the assistant ...

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Locals get vocal for shot at fame

By Amy Hamilton

With her curly hair upswept and secured with an artificial flower, Natasha Bishop felt her life could be shaped by this exact moment. The 22-year-old Grand Junction woman took the stage gingerly Saturday morning but let loose once the ...

Local schools’ graduation schedules

By Staff

—— Today —— Mesa State College 8:30 a.m. at Stocker Stadium Class size: 1,206 (1,279 degrees and certificates) Last year: 1,044 (1,097 degrees and certificates) Keynote speaker:  Nick Lopez, Associated Student ...

Producers drill deeper, hit gas jackpot in Piceance

By Dennis Webb

Two energy companies are expressing excitement about results of early forays into natural gas development in deeper formations than the one usually drilled in the Piceance Basin. Delta Petroleum and Encana Oil & Gas (USA) are reporting ...

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Better late than never: Cinco de Mayo fiesta livens up downtown

By Amy Hamilton

No one seemed to mind celebrating Cinco de Mayo nine days late on Saturday in Grand Junction. Crowds swelled at the Colorado Avenue event as the sun appeared through breaks in rain showers. Recording artist Jenna Martinez from northern New ...

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