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Montrose adult felony arrests dip 11%

By William Woody

MONTROSE —  Felony arrests during the first quarter of 2011 are down compared with the first quarter a year earlier, but service calls are up, according to numbers released by the Montrose Police Department. Felony arrests of ...

Semi driver rolls his rig, spills liquid

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man was issued a summons Saturday after rolling an 18-wheel tanker truck on Colorado Highway 65, four miles from the Interstate 70 junction. Russell Akans, 49, was driving westbound about noon when he lost control of his ...

Options given for power line problem

By William Woody

DELTA — Delta County commissioners are weighing options recently submitted by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association regarding the construction of power lines in airspace near Blake Field Airport. The 12.9-mile, $21 million ...

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Sales uptick hints at gradual recovery in real estate

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Her colleagues at Metro Brokers call her the cheerleader — she wore the uniform at Fruita Monument High School and is still peppy — but at this time last year, there wasn’t much for Debbie Thomas to rave about. The ...

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Bill saved for teen pregnancy prevention

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to extend teen pregnancy-prevention programs in Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties was nearly sidelined in the Legislature last week because of concerns the programs were tied to abortion funding. Senate Bill 177 is a ...

Traffic Alert, May 1, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: Interstate 70 Business Project near Mesa Mall: The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to complete the I-70B reconstruction. During the time that the eastbound ...

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Home with saltwater pool among area’s most expensive

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Mediterranean-style mini-mansion at 2612 Partridge Court is one of the largest, most-expensive homes for sale in the Grand Junction market. It has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a saltwater pool and 16-seat movie theater. But, ...

Child porn trial on hold as attorneys seek pictures

By Dennis Webb

The trial of a man accused of storing sexually explicit pictures of children on his workplace computer recently was postponed amid a push by his attorneys for copies of images they say are needed for his legal defense. A five-day jury trial ...

As easy as 1-2-3: D51 dominates Knowledge Bowl

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Grand Junction, Palisade and Fruita Monument high schools placed first, second and third, respectively, at the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl competition April 21 and 22. The win was Grand Junction High School’s 15th at the state contest ...

2 Montrose men held in I-70 meth sting

By Paul Shockley

Two Montrose men in separate rental cars were arrested on Interstate 70 near the state border Thursday night on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine from Nevada, according to an arrest affidavit. Dario Antonio Morales, 34, and Mitchell ...

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