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Killer unlikely witness in cold-case trial

By Paul Shockley

A man convicted of killing four people in Grand Junction in 1975 has been named by prosecutors as a potential witness in a trial stemming from two cold-case murders from the same era. Chances are slim, though, that Kenneth Botham, who is ...

District 51 eyes use of alert system

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School District 51 sees potential for the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center’s emergency-notification system beyond public safety updates. The system, which is expected to be launched soon, will send alerts to a person’s ...

Elk foundation to fund projects

By Dave Buchanan

Elk herds and other wildlife in Mesa County and 13 other western Colorado counties are expected to benefit from a variety of conservation projects funded for this year by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The foundation has announced it will ...

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Longtime Mavericks coach Bus Bergman dies at 89

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Walter “Bus” Bergman talked baseball all his life. “He was pretty cute. He told me, ‘I don’t know if I touched all the bases,’ ” his son, Walt, said of one of the last talks he had with his father, ...

Local Briefs, March 29, 2010

By Staff

Charter school raises $1,125 for homeless Independence Academy Charter School raised $1,125.12 in change during its annual Change for Change fund drive that ended March 4. Students and community members were encouraged to take in their spare ...

Economic recovery stirs in Grand Junction

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Not unlike those first harbingers of spring poking out of barely thawed soil, tiny green tendrils are poking out of the once frozen western Colorado economy. They aren’t strong enough or green enough to inspire gushing about future ...

Hirings locally counter national trend

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The small employment gains of some Grand Junction companies run counter to the findings of a March study by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Small businesses nationwide are expecting to reduce jobs over the next three ...

Mesa State honors students who have died since 2007

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Three years ago, Mesa State College students, friends and family gathered on campus to remember freshmen Jake Brock and Jennifer Kois after the two were killed in a car accident caused by a drunken driver. Each spring since that first ...

Antero seeks to enlist royalty owners in debate over Garfield County drilling

By Dennis Webb

The head of an energy company says a “vocal minority” is seeking to slow and even halt natural gas development in Garfield County and could make some mineral rights worthless. Antero Resources President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Methane seep possible again for water wells south of Silt

By Dennis Webb

The state is investigating the possibility that methane from natural gas development got into two domestic water wells in an area of controversy over drilling south of Silt. The wells are within an area that the Colorado Oil and Gas ...

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