Western Colorado

Page 1763 of 1972

Historic district plan mix-up vexes neighbors

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For nearly 25 years, the residents of the North Seventh Street Historic Residential District have operated under the belief that a plan was in place to protect their neighborhood from land uses that strayed from traditional single-family ...

Pollard will stay open, sans Jeep

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Pollard Brothers Motors in Montrose will remain in business, just not with the Jeep franchise. Chrysler is withdrawing its franchise agreement with the dealership, but the dealership still will offer Jeep service, owner Jeff Pollard ...

Vets hospital 60th 5-15-9

VA Medical Center officials looking ahead to next 40 years

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The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center observed its 60th anniversary with a nod to its past and a time capsule intended to be opened on the 100th anniversary. Medical Center Director Terry Atienza drew laughs from about 80 people ...

Ritter vetoes bill that would ease background checks on gun buyers

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Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed a bill that would have allowed holders of concealed-weapons permits to purchase handguns without background checks required of other buyers. The bill, H.B. 1180 by Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, would have weakened ...

Orchard Mesa man is guilty of menacing in 2008 shooting

By Amy Hamilton

An Orchard Mesa man who shot another man in the abdomen more than a year ago was found guilty Friday of felony menacing with a deadly weapon. Meanwhile, the jury determined he was not guilty of two other charges: second-degree assault ...

R-5 Graduation 5-15-9

Some R-5 grads didn’t think the day would ever come

By Staff

Outside of Brownson Arena, on the campus of Mesa State College, some car windows were decorated with pink, white and yellow script. “Psycho ‘B’ you did it!” was written in pink and yellow on the back window of a Ford ...


By Paul Shockley

In the months leading up to her arrest, Miriam Helmick allegedly impersonated Alan Helmick’s dead first wife in order to get a job in Florida and meet men in an online dating service, according to testimony Friday. Miriam Helmick, 52, ...

GJ dealers say they’ll keep GM franchises

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The two GM dealers in Grand Junction got through Friday with reason to think they’ll keep their franchises with the automaker. Bozarth Chevrolet and Fuoco Motors received no letters from GM, officials said. “We got no letter, and ...


Keeper lost $15K worth of bees after crop dustings

By Staff

There is buzz of a range war dusting up between beekeepers and alfalfa growers in the lower valley. On Sunday, after a crop duster sprayed alfalfa fields for alfalfa weevil in the Fruita and Loma areas, thousands of dollars worth of bees ...

May 15, 2009: Missing money alleged in case

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey on Thursday said he welcomed FBI scrutiny of his agency’s handling of money evidence in the 2007 disappearance of Paige Birgfeld. The Sheriff’s Department found itself scrambling after ...

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