Western Colorado

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Woman held in county’s largest heroin bust.

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A suspected illegal immigrant from Mexico was arrested after narcotics officers found nearly 17 pounds of heroin in her suitcase at the Grand Junction Greyhound bus station. Authorities estimated the street value of the heroin at $2 million ...


Librarian turns page to retiremen

By Melinda Mawdsley

What Maxine Curley will remember most about her 34 years with Mesa County Libraries are the children. Curley has been putting on puppet shows, reading stories and singing songs with children as a children’s librarian for more than three ...

Man stabbed outside bar

By Staff

A patron of Whiskey River nightclub was assaulted in the parking lot shortly after midnight Tuesday, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. A 33-year-old Grand Junction man sustained one “significant stab wound to his ...

Postal Service to replace units after those at mall, Horizon Drive close

By Carrie Marfitano

The U.S. Postal Service plans to replace the Mesa Mall and 759 Horizon Drive contract postal units that will shut down on April 18. The Postal Service hopes to have the new contract postal units open by the end of May, according to Postal ...

Fish contaminated by high mercury levels

By Dave Buchanan

Popular fishing destinations Rifle Gap and Juniata reservoirs are among a handful of western Colorado lakes added last week to the growing list of waters with fish contaminated by unsafe levels of mercury. According to the Colorado Department ...

Text-message alerts to be part of schools’  lockdown safety procedures for 2009-10

By Staff

Nisley Elementary has had to initiate some type of lockdown procedure nine times in the past three years. “Nisley has had its fair share,” said Tim Leon, safety coordinator for School District 51. The majority of those instances ...

Kidnap victim in court as man hears sentence

By Amy Hamilton

With her head held high and her arms encircled around a large, white, teddy bear, a 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped last year, but fought free, congratulated herself for having courage during a scary incident that could have ended her ...

Yellowstone wolf drifts into Colo.

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado’s known wolf population grew by one — to one — this week when a wolf wandered into the state from southwest Montana. The wolf, an 18-month old female known as 314F, is being tracked by a Global Positioning Satellite ...

Oil shale leases to undergo revisions

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The Obama administration will pursue a second round of oil shale-research leases, but in a different manner than the one contemplated by the Bush administration. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, formerly a Colorado senator and critic of ...

Signs of intoxication would have been apparent, GJ attorney says

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A Grand Junction attorney who specializes in drunken-driving laws and civil cases says he would expect someone with a blood-alcohol level equal to that of an 18-year-old Grand Junction woman who died in a car accident earlier this month would ...

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