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Robber hits Bank of Colorado on Patterson

By Staff

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department converged on the Bank of Colorado, near Patterson and 29 roads, just after 9 a.m. Wednesday after a man allegedly robbed the bank by presenting a note to a teller. Police released details ...


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Judge mulls Blagg bond; DA opposed

By Paul Shockley

Formerly serving life in prison for murder, Michael Blagg would live with his sister in Louisiana if released on bond ahead of retrial on a murder charge in the 2001 death of his wife, Blagg’s family wrote to a judge ...


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Abby Blagg’s DNA in hand, police confirm

By Paul Shockley

Will DNA tell us what happened to Abby Blagg? It wasn’t until 2014 — a full 13 years after she was reported missing — that local authorities had a confirmed DNA sample for the 6-year-old girl to be used for comparative ...


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Investigator’s troubles raised at Blagg hearing

By Paul Shockley

Two witnesses recycled 10-year-old testimony in Michael Blagg’s case on Tuesday while the criminal convictions of former state senator and ex-Mesa County Sheriff’s investigator Steve King became a courtroom issue for the first time ...


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Abuse survivor now an advocate

By Greg Ruland

Sounds of children slapped and wailing stunned the more than 100 community leaders and volunteers gathered for the Superhero Breakfast of Champions Tuesday morning. The video about child abuse jolted the early risers just before Lauren ...


Bill meant to protect state water, Tipton says

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will reintroduce legislation this week that is intended to assert state primacy over water, he said Tuesday during a congressional hearing in which he blasted federal agencies. Tipton’s Water Rights ...


Diversion proposal concerns some western Coloradans

By Dennis Webb

Some western Coloradans are worried that a conceptual framework for negotiating transmountain diversions could prove a distraction from efforts to complete and act on a state water plan. At issue is a seven-point proposal that would govern ...


Chain bill put on ice by Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate on Tuesday turned into a study a bill designed to require all passenger vehicles to have chains and adequate snow tires while on Interstate 70 during adverse winter conditions, earning the ire of the House ...


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High-speed shooting on I-70 ends in arrest

By Emily Shockley

A Grand Junction man was arrested Monday evening in Clifton for allegedly shooting a gun at a pickup truck on Interstate 70, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Jacob Allen Watt, 26, was arrested at about 9:30 Monday night, two ...


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Fire rages near Olathe

By Amy Hamilton

Acres of farmland burned Tuesday near the Uncompahgre River just south of Olathe’s Community Park, home to the town’s annual Sweet Corn Festival. High winds with gusts of up to 40 mph fanned flames that ripped through stands of ...


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