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Meth still big factor in county’s felony cases

By Amy Hamilton

Meth use has decreased in Mesa County, but it’s still the drug that addicts reach for first, according to a recently released study. The first of a three-part report headed by former Mesa State professor Dr. Michael Gizzi outlines the ...


District 51 to re-evaluate future student enrollment

By Staff

District 51 will re-evaluate its student enrollment forecasts to determine if a tough economy will slow projected growth in the district. Superintendent Tim Mills told the board of education Tuesday night that the district’s ...


Powderhorn ski bus back by popular demand

By Staff

Powderhorn Ski Resort orchestrated a last-minute Christmas miracle to continue bus services this season to the ski area after several patrons called to complain about the service’s demise. First Student decided to stop its daily bus ...


Gas compressors built four years ago without Mesa County approval

By Staff

An energy company did not have approval from Mesa County when it built four natural gas compressors near Collbran four years ago. The county learned of the infraction by Larime Energy when the company that bought the site, Plains Exploration ...


No arrests made in Glenwood bank heist

By Dennis Webb

No arrests have been made in a robbery of a west Glenwood Springs bank Monday. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson said Tuesday that the robbery occurred a few minutes before 5 p.m. Monday at Alpine Bank, 50891 U.S. Highway 6. No one ...


Victim of 1986 slaying identified

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Investigators Tuesday announced a break in a 22-year-old Mesa County homicide case, using a fingerprint match to identify a man whose body was found in a canal. Bill Ray Adkins was 54 when a railroad worker spotted his nude body floating in a ...


Rifle man accused of murder

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — A 20-year-old Rifle man faces a first-degree murder charge after the shooting death of his older brother Monday night. Heath Johnston remained in the custody of the Garfield County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $2 million ...


For one GJ woman and her children, Latimer House a refuge from violence

By Amy Hamilton

Jamie barely recognizes herself when she looks in the mirror these days. The 32-year-old Grand Junction woman’s long hair catches the light with its glossy reddish-brown sheen. Black eyeliner frames her large blue eyes, and her ...


Ritter looks to fill Senate seat

By Staff

With Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., expected to join President-elect Barack Obama’s Cabinet, Gov. Bill Ritter has a weighty decision to make in picking his replacement. Not only will Salazar’s replacement jump headfirst into the ...


Briefs: Local Sports December 16, 2008

By Staff

College Football • Mesa State College kicker Jared Keating is one of three RMAC players selected to play in the Valero Cactus Bowl, it was officially announced. Fort Lewis linebacker Mark Meng and Western New Mexico wide receiver ...


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