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Second trooper had been injured by DUI driver

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado State Patrol trooper charged in a fatal incident in the Redlands with a suspected drunken driver had been seriously injured in a January 2009 traffic accident involving another drunken driver. Cpl. Kirk Firko was behind the wheel ...


Troopers indicted in shooting

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado State Patrol trooper charged in the death of a Redlands man believed he had been shot before firing what turned out to be a fatal shot, according to court records made public Thursday. This, after the trooper repeatedly kicked and ...

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Senator a no-show at Buck rally

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More than 200 people gathered in Brownson Arena at Mesa State College to see Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., lead a rally on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck. DeMint, however, failed to make it, as the result of an apparent scheduling ...

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Ex-girlfriend recalls blood on suspect

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The ex-girlfriend of a man accused of stabbing to death a Grand Junction mother and daughter in 1975 testified Thursday that he came home one summer night that year with blood on his clothes and a cut on his hand. Jerry Nemnich’s ...

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GJ Forum volunteers begin to reach schools

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The 500 Plan is 400 volunteers away from living up to its name. About 100 people handed in applications to be elementary school reading tutors, falling short of the Grand Junction Forum’s original wish to have 500 people tutor School ...

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Fruita considers banning smoking in city parks

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The city of Fruita is contemplating banning smoking in all city parks, a potential crackdown that could reignite a debate that pits protection of personal freedoms against protection of public health. City Council members voted 4-2 Tuesday ...

Fruita DMV office saved, for now

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The Fruita office that processes motor-vehicle transactions, once seemingly destined for the chopping block as part of a series of Mesa County budget cuts next year, will receive at least a temporary reprieve. Mesa County Chief Deputy Clerk ...

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Anti-abortion group targets Rep. Salazar; he denounces attack

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is among 42 Democrats under attack from the Susan B. Anthony List, which generally supports women who oppose abortion. Salazar denounced the attack, saying he was under attack by the extreme right, which is ...

Rifle gets share of $1.28 million federal grant

By Dennis Webb

The city of Rifle will share in a $1.28 million federal grant designed to help revitalize downtown business districts. The state Department of Local Affairs obtained the grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...

Tipton, Buck to campaign in Grand Junction today

By Staff

Two Republican congressional candidates will rally their supporters today in Grand Junction. Scott Tipton, a Cortez legislator and businessman, is to rally with supporters at 2 p.m. at his campaign headquarters at 341 S. First St. Later this ...

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