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Death penalty elimination dropped from bill

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A measure that would continue the death penalty in Colorado while pumping new money into cold murder cases gathered support on Monday. A deal reached between party leaders in the Senate called for a death-penalty repeal provision to be ...

Suspected drunken driver arrested after pursuit, crash

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Police allege that a Grand Junction man sped from state troopers Sunday morning with two people in his car, ditched it after crashing into another car and briefly holed up inside his home. John McKeen Smith, 28, 1508 Main St., No. 1, was ...

Letter carriers plan food drive in Stamp Out Hunger event

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Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers hope Mesa County residents will do a little delivering of their own during the group’s annual food drive next weekend. In conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, letter ...

Electricity bills in 2010 might go up $5 a month

By Staff

Xcel Energy is proposing a rate increase for electricity next year that would raise the typical residential electric bill approximately $5 per month. Xcel filed the proposal with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission last week. It said ...


Eighth-grader eyes 2013 and spot in Caprock Academy’s 1st senior class

By Amy Hamilton

If all goes as planned, eighth-grader Victoria Schwietert will graduate in 2013 with Caprock Academy’s first senior class. The K-8, public charter school at 640 24 1/2 Road opens to ninth-graders during the start of its school year at ...

Cost of upgrades for 911 dispatch, police records systems: $4 million

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A man walks into the downtown Grand Junction Alpine Bank, displays a handgun and demands money. A teller presses a panic alarm button to summon police. A 911 dispatcher at the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center radios to the police ...

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Triple Eagle Brothers earn Scouting’s highest honor

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When his wife, Maria, gave birth to triplet sons 15 years ago, a lot of thoughts rushed through Doug Rock’s head. One of them was: “That’s going to be one big Eagle Scout project.” Indeed, it took roughly 400 hours ...

No more free passes on late car registration

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Few Colorado motorists look forward to paying their license fees, but the worst thing they can do in the coming years is put off the inevitable. Mesa County Clerk Janice Rich has posted charts of “add-on” fees at motor-vehicles ...

Authorities see modern twists on old shams

By Paul Shockley

Kim Whiteside was four digits from losing five. Or worse. An early-evening phone call in April warned of trouble with her account at a local credit union. The automated voice explained she had no immediate access to her money, her account ...

Corps puts $5 million on table for removal if valley officials do $10,000 study

By Staff

A $5 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to eradicate tamarisk from a 56-mile stretch of the Colorado River, from the Utah state line past Palisade, is being debated among Grand Valley political leaders and ...

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