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Valley brings ‘Hydropot’ firm into Jump-Start

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County has landed another new business through the state’s Rural Jump-Start Tax Credit Program, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership announced Friday. The Colorado Economic Development Commission, which oversees the program, ...


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Ex-broker, 55, may face more charges for insurance fraud

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction man who in 2015 surrendered his state insurance selling license for issuing false insurance policies and pocketing the money has been arrested and accused of committing similar crimes — for the second time this ...


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Man found not guilty in bar rape charge

By Gabrielle Porter

A Mesa County jury took less than three hours last week to acquit a Grand Junction man accused of raping a woman in the bathroom stall of a downtown bar two years ago. Franklin Addo, now 30, pleaded not guilty to a single count of sexual ...


Sports Authority to close all its stores nationwide

By Charles Ashby

Sports Authority will close all of its stores nationwide, including the 31 stores it operates in Grand Junction and elsewhere in Colorado. The news was revealed in the company’s latest bankruptcy filing, which said it failed to reach a ...


Meth suspected in I-70 traffic stop

By Duffy Hayes

Two Mexican nationals in the country illegally — one on bond after a previous drug conviction in North Dakota — face possible long prison sentences after allegedly being found in possession of a pound of methamphetamine, after a ...


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Ongoing sexual abuse of child alleged

By Duffy Hayes

A 50-year-old Grand Junction man was issued a $100,000 cash-only bond in a Mesa County court Thursday, accused of a possible 24 sexual assault-related charges, including numerous charges of sexual assault on a child from someone in a position ...


State appeals court orders new trial in 2012 shooting

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction man convicted on charges of attempted murder and assault in 2012 won himself a new trial Thursday. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that Kevin Earl Dunham’s argument that Mesa County District Judge Valerie Robison ...


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Sacrifice in line of duty

By Amy Hamilton

The Montez family squeezed each other a little bit tighter Thursday night, listening to talks meant to honor all fallen law enforcement. The vigil near the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office to recognize National Police Week likely drew one ...


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Starbucks 
is burned in scam, 
police say

By Gabrielle Porter

Two Mesa County Jail inmates could face new felony charges after investigators said the pair appeared to be behind a scam targeting a Clifton Starbucks and a 22-year-old employee, according to a law enforcement affidavit. Jerry Davies, 41, ...


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A new crematory on the block?

By Amy Hamilton

The approval of a rezone of a church building on Orchard Mesa may either be seen as a blessing or a curse by neighbors in the area. A number of neighbors near Landmark Baptist Church, 2711 Unaweep Ave., wrote letters in protest of a rezoning ...


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