Western Colorado

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Driver gets 3 months in crash that killed wife

By Amy Hamilton

Dusty Reeves already has been punished enough after killing his common-law wife, Jennifer Torbet, in a drunken-driving crash, friends and family said Tuesday in court. Despite that, Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley said Reeves, 24, ...


Long untouched, Burkey Park getting attention from city, county

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More than 40 years after Lew and Mildred Burkey donated 18 acres of land near 30 and Patterson roads to the city of Grand Junction for a future park, the city is beginning to hold up its end of the bargain. Pushed by neighboring residents to ...


Desire to dance may have cost man his life

By {screen_name}

Alan Helmick was a natural athlete who played college baseball and had a solid golf game. His decision, though, to learn to dance after the death of his wife of 36 years put him in contact with the woman who authorities say killed ...


Buescher makes shortlist to be secretary of state

By Staff

A bipartisan panel recommended Tuesday that Gov. Bill Ritter select state Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, or one of two other outgoing state lawmakers to succeed Secretary of State Mike Coffman. Buescher, who lost his re-election bid ...


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Bed bugs: Some tie energy workers to increase in lodging pests

By Staff

Increasing numbers of bed bugs have been checking into Grand Junction area hotels in recent years. Nationwide, complaints of bedbugs — tiny wingless creatures that drink the blood of warm-blooded animals under a cloak of darkness ...


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Crumbling roads carry a hefty bill

By Staff

Several streets within the Bookcliff Ranches subdivision are falling apart, less than a decade after they were built and accepted into Mesa County’s road system. In addition, many residents of the subdivision have been plagued by water ...


Energy contracting program could save district on utility bills

By Staff

It’s a complicated concept, but the results are simple enough. It’s called performance-energy contracting, and if School District 51 opts in, it could save the district up to $7 million in utility costs over 15 years. The ...


Parole jump not as high as believed, report states

By Staff

Mislabeled parolees and a 2005 change in policy were the factors responsible for an apparent spike in the number of felons being released early from Colorado prisons, according to a report presented Monday to the Legislative Audit ...


Emery County sheriff: Long search is unusual

By Dennis Webb

Sheriff Lamar Guymon is used to people getting lost in Emery County, Utah, a landscape of narrow slot canyons, vast deserts, and on its eastern edge, the Green River. He’s less accustomed to people staying lost. Weeks of search efforts ...


Agreement will allow GarCo audits to continue

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County audits of Williams Production RMT for the 2002 tax year will continue into next year. The energy company and Garfield County commissioners have agreed to the arrangement. The company will receive additional time to respond to ...


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