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Prison2 Mom 2-6-9

Helen Taylor and her daughters are picking up their lives two years after meth bust

By Amy Hamilton

In the two years that Helen Taylor bounced through the state’s prison system, working off a sentence for a gnawing methamphetamine addiction, her two teenage daughters were left behind to fend for themselves. Taylor, 51, missed out on ...

021409 8a Rally

Local Republicans rally at the old county courthouse, to ask President Obama to veto economic stim

By Staff

Local Republicans rallied on the steps of the old county courthouse Saturday morning, in an admittedly futile gesture, to ask that President Barack Obama veto his own economic stimulus package. Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland said ...

Nominations sought for Real Heroes awards

By Carrie Marfitano

Western Coloradans are invited to tell the Red Cross about someone who may have saved lives or helped others selflessly during 2008. The American Red Cross is accepting nominations until Feb. 27 for the third annual Real Heroes ...

Briefs: Local News February 14, 2009

By Staff

Bennet GJ meeting Monday •  Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will meet with community leaders and residents from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Museum of the West. Bennet originally had scheduled the meeting Tuesday but rescheduled ...

Snow W 2-13-9

Pacific storm systems to send more rain,  snow into Grand Valley

By Staff

For drivers hoping Friday’s snowfall that snarled morning traffic is the last of powdery white stuff for now, you’re likely headed for disappointment. For skiers and boarders looking for a little more powder on the Powderhorn Ski ...

Sexually violent predator changing address in GJ

By Staff

A sexually violent predator that a local judge once dubbed a “hunter of teenage girls” is changing his address, the Grand Junction Police Department announced Friday afternoon. Thrice-convicted sex offender Carl Vincent Avery, 44, ...

Man sues two nursing homes over his mother’s care

By Dennis Webb

Two Garfield County nursing homes have been sued over claims of inadequate care of a woman in the months prior to her death in 2005. Randy Sawyer filed the suit on behalf of the estate of his mother, Audrey Knutson, who died on Nov. 2, 2005, ...

Ex-wife accused of hiding kidnapper’s prior sexual abuse

By Amy Hamilton

At least two years before a Mesa County man kidnapped a 9-year-old girl and threatened to kill her, police allege the man’s ex-wife had known he had sexually molested another girl and tried to keep the information from authorities. Amy ...

Schmidt estate sale 2-13-9

Schmidt estate sale brings out the curious, reminiscent

By Staff

Drawing upon memories that date to when he was in third grade, Bill Hofferber said the family that used to live at 536 N. Seventh St. were “very, very lovely people.” On Friday, the personal belongings of those “lovely ...

Bradford reworking bill to target molesters

By Staff

State Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, said she plans to work through the weekend to fix her bill aimed at toughening sentences for child molesters so that the bill would be more acceptable to Democrats. Bradford’s proposal, House Bill ...

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