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Jury returns guilty verdict in 2011 death of infant son

By Paul Shockley

A former Mesa County man who once worked as a counselor to young parents — whose run of criminal episodes kept police busy across Colorado in 2011 — was convicted Thursday in connection with the death of his infant son. Dartanin ...


Blotter, Feb. 5, 2016

By Staff

Woman accused of assault A 25-year-old woman was arrested on domestic violence-related charges on Wednesday, for allegedly putting a chokehold on a victim who told police he couldn’t breathe. The man also appeared to police to have ...


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‘Grandma Dickey’ dies at 92

By Gary Harmon

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canyon View Vineyard Church for Josephine Elizabeth Taylor Dickey, longtime trustee of Handy Chapel and descendant of its founder, Grand Valley native, devotee of paying it forward, and Mother and ...


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DA drops charges against jail inmate after suicide attempt

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors on Tuesday moved to dismiss charges against a man who was reportedly found hanging in his cell at the Mesa County Jail last month in an apparent suicide attempt. Victor Green, 30, was awaiting trial in two cases ...


Public invited to give broadband input

By Amy Hamilton

Broadband Internet affects everyone. So everyone is invited to weigh in on the future of the broadband services they want to see in Grand Junction. Grand Junction is hosting public meetings today to capture input from several audiences as ...


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Long-vacant Value Lodge soon to get new lodgers

By Greg Ruland

A Cedaredge real estate developer bought a boarded-over motel in downtown Grand Junction for $630,000 and plans to redevelop the property as an assisted living center, the parties to the sale announced this week. There were several potential ...


Senate rejects end-of-life option bill

By Charles Ashby

After nearly five hours of testimony, including from people who are terminally ill and want to end their own lives, a Senate panel rejected a bill that would allow doctors to assist those patients in ending their lives. The measure, which is ...


Thieves prey
 on motorists 
who turn on 
vehicle, leave

By Katie Langford

A spate of vehicle thefts across Mesa County during December and January all involved cars left unattended with the keys inside, according to the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Of the 16 reported ...


Parental leave bill 
advances 
in House


By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would bring back the state’s parental leave act, which expired in September. Democrats, who support HB1002 and enacted the law in 2009 at a time when they held full ...


Naming rights settled 
to brand Avalon Theatre

By Amy Hamilton

Go ahead. Put your name on it. At the newly renovated the Avalon Theatre, it’s going to set you back a bit. However, consider it a 50-percent-off sale from prices set three years ago. A revised (and more affordable) schedule for ...


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