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Pets freed from homes of hoarders

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Dogs barking at all hours of the night. Cats spilling out into the neighborhood anytime the front door opens. The stench of animal waste burning the nostrils of passersby. That’s what many people think of when they imagine the home of ...

Meet historical figures at ‘Night at the Museum’

By Staff

Tickets are now available for the Museum of the West’s “Night at the Museum” on June 23, 24 and 25. Visitors will follow the zany security guard through the darkened museum, where wax historical figures come to life to ...

Fruita guide guilty in Arctic hunting case

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita outfitter who admitted to illegally guiding hunters in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge recently was sentenced to five years probation and fined $60,000. Christopher Cassidy, 51, entered guilty pleas to a pair of ...

Ridgway residents protest plans for Family Dollar store in town

By William Woody

MONTROSE — As Family Dollar customers shopped in Montrose on Monday morning, a group of Ridgway residents picketed outside, protesting the discount store’s plans to open a similar store in the mountain community. “We just ...

061411 Lion of the year

Club salutes lion-hearted volunteer

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Jamie Hamilton was prepared, notes in hand, to speak to the Grand Junction Lions Club about the new Colorado Mesa University athletic program at the club’s annual luncheon Tuesday afternoon. Instead, he was surprised with a standing ...

Horizons lucrative for grayer Colorado

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Like Colorado’s sawtooth peaks, which are indicative of young, rising mountains, Colorado’s population is relatively youthful. Coloradans, however, are aging at a rate far more rapidly than that of their peers, demographically ...


Guilty verdict in 2nd trial in hatchet death

By Dennis Webb

A second trial resulted in the conviction Tuesday of a man who killed his father in Rangely with a hatchet in 2009. A nine-woman, three-man jury in Glenwood Springs convicted Jerry D. Snider Jr., 31, of murder and aggravated robbery, the 9th ...

Judge refuses to reduce $1 million bond for Rifle police-shooting suspect

By Dennis Webb

A judge Tuesday rejected a request to reduce the $1 million bond in the case of Phillip Amonette, who is accused of shooting a Rifle police officer in his protective vest. Visiting Judge Paul McLimans’ decision came after Deputy 9th ...

Foreclosures continue decline in Mesa County

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The number of foreclosed homes sold at auction in Mesa County in May plunged for the third straight month. The decline likely will continue if a drop in foreclosure filings is any indication, and it may signify the real estate market is ...

061411 Collapsed trail Esca

Backcountry access route damaged

By Dave Buchanan

Bureau of Land Management officials are cautioning hikers about a collapsed trail leading into the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. High water from the Gunnison River is suspected of causing the collapse, but the exact cause ...

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