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3 in running for district judge

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper will have a second opportunity this year to name a new judge to the Mesa County District Court bench. When he does that, he might recognize at least two of the three names recommended by the 21st Judicial District ...

Mom testifies of son’s hard upbringing

By Gary Harmon

Austin Holzer’s childhood was one of family instability, being passed across the Continental Divide from parent to parent, involvement in drugs and alcohol, sexual assault and failure at school, Holzer’s mother testified ...

Council OKs contract to assess broadband demand

By Amy Hamilton

Would you pay for high-speed internet? The Grand Junction City Council on Wednesday night approved entering into a contract with Nokia/SciFi for the company to determine if demand exists in Grand Junction for high-speed broadband service. If ...


 Place for 
all needs

By Erin McIntyre

From the time a soon-to-be mother needs help getting the proper nutrition to the time when an elderly person with dementia needs a safe place to spend the day, chances are that one of Hilltop Community Resources’ projects is ...

Police say pot grow motive for shooting

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County sheriff’s investigators believe the presence of “a very large” marijuana growing operation is the motive behind the shooting death of a 51-year-old Palisade man. Paul Davis was found dead with a gunshot wound to ...

Firing principal would have cost 100 days of pay

By Katie Langford

School District 51 officials could not fire middle school principal Hal Templeton without paying him for 100 days of work, according to an email sent to school district staff on Monday. Templeton was placed on administrative leave after his ...


Cops: Pot, cash drove shooting suspects

By Gary Harmon

The father-and-son pair of suspects in the shooting of three men in Molina this month drove across the country in two days to accost the men and demand marijuana and money, court records show. The suspects, Charles Harvey Faison, 44, and his ...

Glenwood Springs shocked over shootings of elderly couple

By Dennis Webb

It was only about a month ago that Floyd and Lavonne Diemoz of Glenwood Springs had their friends Joe Llewellyn and his wife, Mary Kent, over for dinner. “Everything was just a lot of fun. Joe told a lot of tales which were really ...

Sex-slave suspect
 headed for trial; no word on bond

By Mike Wiggins

A judge on Wednesday ordered a Gateway man to stand trial on charges he kept a sex slave chained for months in his basement, but delayed a decision on whether to reduce the man’s bond after defense attorneys asked for sanctions against ...

 on books?
 Solve it
 with cans

By Erin McIntyre

If you’ve been waiting to settle your debts with the library over that book you turned in late, you can do it in good conscience now. All you need is a canned good for each dollar you owe, and you’ll have a clean slate and some ...

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