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Man pleads not guilty in child’s murder

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A former Grand Junction man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing his ex-girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. Charles McEachern, 33, of Littleton, pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. A ...

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Construction-weary business owners anxious to get down to business on Colorado Ave.

By Amy Hamilton

Cookie Murraye likes what she sees these days peering out the generous windows that overlook Colorado Avenue and Fifth Street. Months ago, Colorado Avenue was shut down in sections as crews worked to narrow the wide road, adding wide ...


Buyers for recyclables suddenly hard to find

By Amy Hamilton

Large square bales of smashed cardboard and multicolored plastic bottles piling up at a local recycling company aren’t intended to be the latest modern art installation. Though the growing mass of stashed materials is kind of pretty in ...

‘Grandpa’ accused of murder-for-hire plot

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A 66-year-old Grand Junction man awaiting trial on charges he ran a methamphetamine and cocaine ring out of his apartment is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill two witnesses, one of whom is his nephew. Authorities on Wednesday ...

Gifted preschoolers can start classes early

By Scott Schlaufman

Highly gifted 4- and 5-year-olds will be allowed to start school a year early thanks to a new policy passed Tuesday by the District 51 board of education. A state law passed earlier this year allowed school districts the option of adopting an ...

School paper up for national award

By Staff

With enough accolades to wallpaper its newsroom, it may have been more noteworthy if Grand Junction High School’s student newspaper, The Orange and Black, had not been nominated for a national award in student media this year. Such was ...

Suspect accused of sex assault

By Dennis Webb

A Parachute man has been arrested on suspicion he sexually assaulted two children, one of them over a number of years. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department arrested Michael William Wood, 48, on Dec. 31. He was being held Tuesday in ...

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Fire doesn’t wilt longtime floral shop

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Pity that schefflera plant that froze and those stuffed toys that were spoiled by smoke. Pity the main building with the gaping hole in the roof near the west end and the soiled carpet beneath it. Pity, for a moment, Johnson’s House ...

City braces for recession by cutting its spending

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Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich has instructed department heads to delay spending their budgets for the first quarter of the year, as the city braces itself for the possibility its revenue could slip in the midst of the ...

Mesa State sets enrollment records

By Staff

Mesa State College set two records in 2008 for fall-semester and January-term enrollment. The college finished the fall semester with 6,261 students, eclipsing the last record of 6,206 set after the 2007 fall semester. The number of students ...

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