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Underage drunks and their families to be tossed at Jam

By Staff

Mesa County officials and Country Jam organizers say this year they won’t just warn parents about their drunken, underage children. They’ll ask them to leave. In years past, intoxicated underage youth at the multi-day music ...

County’s call-in show draws a crowd

By Staff

Where in Mesa County could more than 900 people assemble to talk about their local government? Turns out the answer is as close as your telephone. Saturday, the county’s telephone town hall meeting drew a constant crowd of more than ...

Eagle County swine flu case probed

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are investigating how an Eagle County teenager became infected with the H1N1 (swine) flu, the first confirmed case of the virus in western Colorado. The case involves a male in his late teens who is not a student, Eagle County ...

Shotgun killing jolts East Orchard Mesa in July 1989

By Amy Hamilton

Josie Garcia warned her new boyfriend of her ex-husband’s threats, but nothing could have prepared her for the gruesome scene early one morning at her home. Authorities alleged that 39-year-old Rafael Aguilar Garcia, who went by ...

Accused killer Garcia will face trial in Mexico

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Stan Hilkey was 24 and in his third year as a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy when he was called out just after midnight on the Fourth of July in 1989. He joined the search for a man suspected of shooting to death a neighbor. It was a ...

Death penalty elimination dropped from bill

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A measure that would continue the death penalty in Colorado while pumping new money into cold murder cases gathered support on Monday. A deal reached between party leaders in the Senate called for a death-penalty repeal provision to be ...

Suspected drunken driver arrested after pursuit, crash

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Police allege that a Grand Junction man sped from state troopers Sunday morning with two people in his car, ditched it after crashing into another car and briefly holed up inside his home. John McKeen Smith, 28, 1508 Main St., No. 1, was ...

Letter carriers plan food drive in Stamp Out Hunger event

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Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers hope Mesa County residents will do a little delivering of their own during the group’s annual food drive next weekend. In conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, letter ...

Electricity bills in 2010 might go up $5 a month

By Staff

Xcel Energy is proposing a rate increase for electricity next year that would raise the typical residential electric bill approximately $5 per month. Xcel filed the proposal with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission last week. It said ...


Eighth-grader eyes 2013 and spot in Caprock Academy’s 1st senior class

By Amy Hamilton

If all goes as planned, eighth-grader Victoria Schwietert will graduate in 2013 with Caprock Academy’s first senior class. The K-8, public charter school at 640 24 1/2 Road opens to ninth-graders during the start of its school year at ...

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