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In Brief, March 31, 2015

By Staff

Public shooting range closed April 1 The popular shooting range along 27 1/4 Road in the north desert area will be closed to the public all day on Wednesday, April 1, due to law enforcement training at the range. The Colorado State Patrol ...

Blotter, March 31, 2015

By Staff

Man who died from accidental gunshot ID’d The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has identified the elderly man who died last week from an accidental gunshot wound as Jerrell Massey, 85. Massey allegedly was walking out of his ...

Death Notices, March 31, 2015

By Staff

■ Janice R. Bridwell, 98, Delta, died March 26, 2015. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Interment will follow at the Delta City Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Donald E. of Chula ...

Others remember Bill Robinson

By Staff

Others remember Bill Robinson “We were glad to have him along on trips because he kept everyone laughing,” said David Bailey, curator of history at the Museum of Western Colorado, an entity Robinson supported. The last trip a ...


Robinson, beloved leader of university’s theatre department, dies at 92

By Melinda Mawdsley

Whether it was the amaryllis flowers inside his Grand Junction home or the theatre department at the former Mesa Junior College and Mesa State College, Bill Robinson was always growing things. Robinson died at home in his sleep over the ...

Tony Erickson new

Palisade police chief on leave

By Paul Shockley

Palisade Police Chief Tony Erickson was placed on paid administrative leave last week pending a possible investigation. Erickson confirmed Monday he is on leave, effective last Wednesday, but said he couldn’t discuss the ...

Severance cash may be tapped to boost budget

By Charles Ashby

Severance taxes shouldn’t be used to help defray the costs of a refund to taxpayers, but the “sad reality” is that they are part of the problem, said senators Monday who approved using $20 million for that purpose. On a 4-3 ...


Loma and Mack

By Penny Stine

The grass is starting to get green, the calves are getting bigger and there’s not much activity out in Loma and Mack, which is probably the way many residents prefer it. The biggest news comes from the Stillwater Cowboy Church, which has ...

Senate gives nod to 1st police oversight measure

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado Senate has given unanimous approval to the first in a series of measures to increase oversight on law enforcement in reaction to state and national cases of suspected police misdeeds. The bill approved Monday would ...

Bill Robinson, patriarch of CMU’s theater department, dies Saturday

By Staff

Bill Robinson, widely considered the founder of the modern-day theater department at Colorado Mesa University, died over the weekend, according to a post on his Facebook page. A post there said Robinson died sometime Saturday, prompting ...

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