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Mesa County Trustee: Foreclosures over 1,000

By Staff

While most local governments are being forced by the poor economy to trim staff, Mesa County Trustee Paul Brown is taking on new employees. The increase in foreclosures this year necessitated it, Brown said. Last year, Mesa County had 469 ...


Foreclosure filings triple from same time last year, sales up

By Emily Shockley

Foreclosure filings and completed foreclosures in Mesa County rose sharply from the second quarter to the third quarter this year, according to Colorado Division of Housing data released Thursday. Those third-quarter totals also were more than ...


Testimony: Helmick claimed several threats

By Paul Shockley

In the days following her husband’s killing, Miriam Helmick told several people she feared for her life, believed someone was repeatedly prowling in and around her home and talked about setting booby traps, according to testimony ...


Warrant in Bebb-Jones murder case signed in ‘08

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A Garfield County District Court judge signed an arrest warrant more than a year ago for a former Grand Junction man accused of murdering his wife, but authorities say they didn’t nab him overseas until this week because of a heavy ...


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Twice as many families ask for Toys for Tots donations

By Emily Shockley

Twice as many Grand Junction families as last year have requested donations from the Toys for Tots program this year. Greg Merschel, who coordinates the annual Toys for Tots drive in eight counties, said the program will have to make sure ...


Monument trails receive improvements, more safety for visitors

By Amy Hamilton

More than 1,500 feet up from the valley floor, the sound of metal meeting rock ricochets off canyon walls in Colorado National Monument. Clink, clink, clink. Some of the national park’s most well-loved overlooks now are receiving the ...


City Council OKs Main Street contract

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The Grand Junction City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday night to award a contract to FCI Constructors for the first half of the renovation of Main Street downtown, despite concerns that the company will hire two out-of-town ...


Trader of meth, stolen goods draws lengthy prison term

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A Grand Junction man was sentenced to 33 years in prison Wednesday for orchestrating a criminal operation in which he traded methamphetamine for thousands of dollars worth of stolen items. Guy Rowe, 46, had previously pleaded guilty to two ...


Palisade officer back on job after disciplinary action

By Paul Shockley

Palisade Police Chief Carroll Quarles on Wednesday said an officer who had been accused of harassing an ex-girlfriend is back on the job. Stephen Tonello, 26, returned to work Nov. 9, three days after Mesa County prosecutors filed a court ...


Fruita fields inquiries about setting up shop after marijuana vote

By Amy Hamilton

Only a day after the Fruita City Council voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries inside city limits, phone calls already were coming in to city planners about dispensaries wanting to set up shop. On Tuesday night, the council voted ...


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