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GJ cop in court over alleged violent incident

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction police officer accused of a misdemeanor charge of physical harassment in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident appeared Friday in the Mesa County Justice Center’s first-appearance center. Courtney ...

Teacher accused of sex crimes against child; affidavit sealed

By Amy Hamilton

An arrest affidavit detailing allegations against a Nucla High School teacher arrested on suspicion of Internet sexual exploitation of a child remains under seal, according to Montrose County District Court. Thomas Helmbrecht, 50, was ...

Man guilty in death of 3-year-old

By Amy Hamilton

A former Grand Junction man pleaded guilty in court Friday to a single charge of child abuse resulting in death. Charles McEachern, 34, was to head to trial later this month on charges of killing his ex-girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter ...

Parent Obama speech 9-4-9

Some schools, teachers won’t show Obama

By Staff

Whether local students see President Barack Obama address schoolchildren across the nation for 15 minutes at 10 a.m. Tuesday will depend upon a variety of factors. School District 51 is leaving the decision to broadcast the president’s ...

CFO: Valley owners eschewed advice

By {screen_name}

The chief financial officer for Valley Investments suggested several approaches to save the company but was frustrated by the owner’s lack of interest, he testified Friday. Richard Langley suggested several scenarios, including getting ...

Liberal group calls out Penry, state senator on ‘sexist’ remarks

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The liberal activist group ProgressNow Colorado on Friday demanded apologies from state Sen. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield, and Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, for what the group called “sexist and degrading” ...

Energy companies idle while gas prices low

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Energy companies generally are in a holding pattern with their northwestern Colorado drilling activity, or lack thereof, as natural gas prices continue to remain low, according to companies represented this week at the quarterly ...

Weatherford International begins layoffs

By Staff

A division of Weatherford International, an oil-field services company based in Houston, has begun laying off employees in Grand Junction, according to a former employee. The company has several locations in Grand Junction and one in Rifle. ...


Chautauquans ready to act out historical roles

By Melinda Mawdsley

A musician, an inventor and a pirate were among the people invited to Susan Hall’s living room on a recent Saturday afternoon. Well, sort of. On Aug. 29, Hall, a teacher at Wingate Elementary School, hosted a rehearsal for several ...

Child is 3rd person to catch swine flu in Mesa County

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A child under the age of 5 has been hospitalized in Mesa County after contracting the H1N1 influenza virus, health officials announced Thursday. It is the third confirmed swine-flu case in the county. A young adult tested positive for the ...

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