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Third defendant in Ponzi case appears in court

By Amy Hamilton

The last of three defendants indicted in the multimillion-dollar collapse of Valley Investments in Grand Junction is free after making her first appearance in federal court Wednesday to be advised of the charges she faces. About a dozen ...

Mesa County to consolidate its buildings

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Mesa County administrators are planning to consolidate several facilities and offices into one location, freeing up money that could allow them to accelerate a couple of capital projects and inject some work into a starving construction ...

Paonia man pleads not guilty to 1981 murder

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A Paonia man has pleaded not guilty to killing a miner who disappeared in 1981 while participating in a national protest over cuts in black lung disease benefits. Christopher Sorensen, 57, entered his plea to a single count of first-degree ...

December cracks top 10 snowiest list

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The latest storm to sock western Colorado pushed this December into the top 10 snowiest on record in Grand Junction, and another blast of arctic air moving in behind it will ensure the snow sticks around for a while. Grand Junction received ...

Toys For Tots distributed

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Greg Merschel, coordinator of the local Marine Corps Toys For Tots program, saw the line of more than 400 people waiting to shop in the nonprofit’s overflowing gift store Wednesday as a true Christmas miracle. So did Cheryl Robinson, ...

Ex-employee admits stealing from realty company

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A former accounting manager for a Grand Junction realty company who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars and used the money to pay utility and credit card bills was given a deferred sentence Wednesday and ordered to pay restitution. Kathryn ...

Mesa County to cut its employees’ retirement benefits next year

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Mesa County will cut its employees’ retirement benefits next year, a move attributable to a recession that has sapped the county of millions of dollars in revenue. Under the old retirement plan, workers with fewer than five years of ...

Churches setting up for Christmas services

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The churches are decorated, and children and pastors across the Grand Valley are preparing for Christmas Eve. “In one sense, the message is the same message from year to year, that God emerges in our reality and our own skin to be with ...

Christmas will be white, travel a fright

By Staff

If you’re pining for a white Christmas, you’ll get your wish. Making it to your destination in time for celebrations with family and friends, however, may be a bit trickier, depending on where you’re headed. A winter storm ...

Fruita cops: Teens pulled taffy caper 19 months ago

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It could have been a prank or an indication of young people with too much time on their hands. Teenagers allegedly broke into a concession stand at a Fruita park and made off with $28 worth of candy, eating some of it as they scampered off ...

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