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Blagg juror didn’t struggle to see, fellow panel member testifies

By Paul Shockley

A ruling on whether convicted murderer Michael Blagg will get a new trial isn’t expected until March. Chief District Judge David Bottger on Wednesday ordered both sides in Blagg’s latest legal effort to file closing arguments, in ...

Haiti disaster hits home for director of Red Cross

By Paul Shockley

David Hintch spent weeks over the span of six years sharing a small apartment at the Hotel Montana in Haiti. Situated on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the building tumbled to the ground when Tuesday’s ...

Married couple bound for Iraq

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Erin and Jose Chacon are headed together to Iraq on Friday as part of the 282nd Army Engineer Company. The Chacons are among 21 Grand Valley Army reservists being deployed for a year to Operation Iraqi Freedom. For Jose Chacon, 27, ...

Grand Junction man gets jail time, fine for wildlife violations

By Dave Buchanan

A Grand Junction man with a history of wildlife violations will spend a year in jail for his latest infractions. Jonathan H. Gilbert, 29, was sentenced on Jan. 8 in Garfield County District Court to one year in the Department of Corrections ...

District 51 nears parity with state for graduation

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School District 51 reversed a trend when it matched Colorado’s 3.6 percent dropout rate in 2009, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Education. District 51’s dropout rate, which measures how many ...

Rite Aid gunman was suicidal, father told police

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The Grand Junction man suspected of pulling a gun on and assaulting a Rite Aid Pharmacy employee Tuesday purchased the weapon earlier that day and fired it outside his apartment minutes before he entered the pharmacy, according to an arrest ...

St. Mary’s exec Ladenburger to lead Denver facilities for Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

By Amy Hamilton

Bob Ladenburger was the first chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Hospital from outside of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth health system. After 10 years with the system, Landenburger was tapped Tuesday to oversee operations at ...

Disputed Blagg juror not legally blind, eye doctor testifies in motions hearing

By Paul Shockley

A woman at the center of a fight over a possible retrial of convicted murderer Michael Blagg is not legally blind, a doctor testified Monday. Dr. Allen Grey, an ophthalmologist now caring for former Blagg juror Marilyn Charlesworth, testified ...

Man told no jobs, pulls gun; Ride Aid suspect later arrested

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Grand Junction police arrested a man Tuesday evening on suspicion he walked into the Rite Aid Pharmacy near Mesa State College, pulled out a gun and assaulted an employee. The incident, which initially was reported as a robbery, occurred at ...

Icy winter won’t slip easily from memory

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Every day Jim Freihage takes a shovel to the ice and snow that has formed a stubborn, pockmarked sheet on the city street outside his home. Despite the effort, the Grand Junction man admittedly has a long way to go to make the roadway smooth ...

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