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Four Fruita teens accused in botched burglary of pot plant

By Paul Shockley

One of four Fruita teenagers who allegedly drove nearly 80 miles to burglarize a medical marijuana nursery told the owner of the property that they were sorry, but “they needed some money,” according to an arrest ...

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Killer ‘had history of knocking people out’

By Amy Hamilton

Family members sat numbly for a few moments after the heavy courtroom door closed behind the attacker who had claimed the life of their husband, father, uncle, brother and friend. Minutes before, the Martinez family spilled tears, emptying a ...


CU grad fosters new area of study at Mesa State

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S. John “Arch” Archuleta tapped into a rich vein of interest when he worked with officials at Mesa State College and the University of Colorado to establish an engineering program housed at Mesa State. Now in its second year, the ...

Briefs, April 17, 2010

By Staff

Gateway auto fest to benefit Partners Mesa County Partners has been named the beneficiary of the fifth annual Gateway Canyons Auto Fest on May 8 at the Gateway Canyons resort. Openings are still available for sponsors, vendors and auto ...

Company, state monitoring spill of water used in gas drilling operation

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Williams and state officials are sampling below a spill of water used in drilling upstream from Parachute and Battlement Mesa that occurred Tuesday on federal land below the Roan Plateau. The spill of about 160 barrels of treated water from a ...

Jobless rate in Mesa County at 9.9 percent

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate grew to 9.9 percent in March in Mesa County, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The local and state unemployment rates each grew by 0.2 of a ...

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Be civil, Ritter urges

By Charles Ashby

People need to display a lot more civility in discussing issues facing the state and nation, Gov. Bill Ritter and other Democrats said Friday. And those same people need to be armed with facts, not innuendo or outright lies, the governor and ...

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By Gretel Daugherty

Civic leaders and media get egged for a good cause at the March of Dimes Egg-Stravaganza.  ...

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Attorney wants Sheen statements thrown out

By The AP

ASPEN — An attorney for Charlie Sheen wants statements thrown out that the “Two and a Half Men” actor made to police investigating a Christmas Day domestic violence report. In a motion filed April 1, attorney Richard Cummins ...

House kills legislation on discrimination suits

By Charles Ashby

Small businesses won’t have to worry about paying certain types of damages in discrimination lawsuits now that a bill that would have allowed that has died in the Legislature. After much-heated debate in the Colorado House, lawmakers ...

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