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Nine local students going to national speech tournament

By Staff

Nine local high school students have qualified for the National Forensic Leagues’ national tournament scheduled for June 13-18 in Kansas City. The speech and debate students earned top honors in various categories at a forensics ...

CDOT waits to reopen interstate

By Dennis Webb

State highway crews will call in aerial support today in a continuing effort to reopen Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon after heavy rockfall early Monday morning. The Colorado Department of Transportation hopes to reopen the vital ...

Services Friday for man killed in police call

By Paul Shockley

A funeral service has been scheduled for Friday for a man who was shot and killed by police. Services for 39-year-old Brent Ingram will be at 7 p.m. at Mesa Funeral Service, 832 S. Seventh St., according to a death notice in today’s ...

Ex-Grand Junction firm tops list of consumer complaints

By Charles Ashby

A former Grand Junction man’s company led in the number of consumer complaints received by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in 2009 and the first two months of this year, the office announced Monday. The office attributed ...

Mesa County workers may borrow from retirement fund

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Mesa County employees who may be strapped for cash in this recession soon will be able to take out a loan from their retirement fund under a change approved by county commissioners on Monday. Commissioners Steve Acquafresca and Janet Rowland ...

Help with jobless benefits available this week

By Amy Hamilton

Having trouble receiving unemployment benefits? If you’re a Mesa County resident and have hit a snag receiving a jobless claim, make plans to speak with a counselor during meetings Thursday through Saturday at the Mesa County Workforce ...

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Gunshot to head kills man in Grand Junction

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man accused of killing his neighbor told police he shot the man in the head after the neighbor had intervened in an argument between him and his wife, according to an arrest affidavit. Robert JW McCleland, 31, 2541 Texas ...

This time, Aspen man escapes canyon’s wrath

By Dennis Webb

When the man who lost his family in 1995 to a rockslide in Glenwood Canyon heard Monday morning about the boulders that crashed onto Interstate 70 the previous night, he felt relief. “Thank heavens that there was no one underneath this ...

Antero says it has no plans to drill in town of Silt

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Antero Resources officials have sought to dispel speculation by residents that it plans to drill for oil and gas in the town of Silt. The company’s denial of that rumor hasn’t fully eased the concerns of some ...

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20 boulders rip through I-70; no one hurt in midnight slide

By Dennis Webb

State highway crews cast frequent and wary glances toward the cliff above them Monday as they scrambled to clear a jumble of fallen boulders that closed a major interstate highway through Glenwood Canyon. Despite a gaping hole in the pavement ...

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