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GJ officer honored for spreading domestic-violence awareness

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Police Sgt. Lonnie Chavez was shocked by the results of a study he conducted tracking domestic violence victims and their abusers. After compiling and comparing some cases, alarming trend emerged: A number of victims seemed to ...

Deadline is Monday to register to vote in general election

By Charles Ashby

Those who want to vote in this year’s general election and haven’t registered have until Monday to do so. As of Wednesday, there were 2.4 million active registered voters in Colorado, down about 800,000 from the 2008 general ...

Suspect faces charges in attack on woman

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 20-year-old Grand Junction man turned himself in to authorities Friday on allegations that he threatened a woman with a kitchen knife and punched her. Curtis Anthony Bergeron, 2461 F 1/4 Road , No. 241, went to the Grand Junction Police ...

Meeting set to start youth programs at Lighthouse Foursquare Church

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Lighthouse Foursquare Church is starting a Royal Rangers and Mpact Rangerettes program for children this fall. The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 353 Second Street in Clifton. A benefit dinner is scheduled Oct. 16 to ...

Escapee back to face life sentence again

By Amy Hamilton

The inmate who escaped Mesa County Jail by tying bedsheets together was back in the courtroom Friday, this time surrounded by four deputies. Shane Johnson, 42, was staring down a life sentence in prison when he escaped the jail about two ...

Teen gets 6 years boot camp for armed robbery

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton teenager will spend six years in a state-run boot camp program for robbing a Clifton business at knifepoint, while beating an employee in the process. Chad Michael Marez, 18, pleaded guilty Friday to felony aggravated robbery and a ...

Black Mountain again accepting drilling fluids

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Two years after Mesa County shut down the Black Mountain solid-waste disposal facility because its owners failed to clean up a spill and accepted too much waste, the facility reopened this week with vows from the new owner to work ...

R-5 gets drop-out prevention grant

By Staff

R-5 High School will share a $15 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education with 31 Colorado schools hoping to decrease their drop-out rates. The middle and high schools were picked by the Colorado Department of ...

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Bowie coal mine suspends operations

By William Woody

PAONIA — Coal mining operations at Bowie Resources LLC, a coal-mining firm located northeast of Paonia, have been suspended for at least 10 days, according to an announcement by the company Friday. In a press release by Dewey Tanner, ...

Sheriff: Proposition 102 protesters were paid labor

By Paul Shockley

A protest Thursday for a ballot measure that would limit the number of people released without paid bail consisted largely of paid labor, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey claims. A group of roughly 30 people gathered Thursday morning in front ...

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