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Student of the week: Rebecca Singley

By Staff

Name: Rebecca Singley School: Central High School GPA: 4.02 After-school activities: Marching band, wind ensemble. Favorite book: “The Truth About Forever” by Sarah Dessen. Favorite show: “Criminal Minds” Favorite ...


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Police Blotter, Nov. 24, 2009

By Staff

3 held in burglary spree Richard Marques, 19, of Palisade, Robert Ross Jr., 20, of Rifle, and Gemini Billington, 19, of Rifle, were arrested this weekend on suspicion of committing a series of burglaries at Rifle-area businesses and a church ...


Interfaith Thanksgiving service to be in Fruita

By Allen Gemaehlich

Once a year, different religious groups put aside their differences for a service of thanksgiving. The annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 513 E. Aspen St. in ...


Oil shale lawsuits drag on almost a year

By Dennis Webb

Continuing settlement talks that include appointees of President Obama have led to another postponement involving litigation over federal oil shale policies. Colorado U.S. District Court Judge John Kane has granted the sixth extension ...


AIR QUALITY 11-22

Valley still prone to bad-air days

By Staff

The quality of the Grand Valley’s air has been improving, in general, for the past seven years. But on those rare days when the air does get bad — typically during cold-weather inversions — it is getting really bad. Those ...


Police Blotter, Nov. 23, 2009

By Staff

Woman reports robbery A woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The woman was not harmed, police said. The woman, who was not identified in a news release, said she ...


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For this reporter, getting a card was just a videoconference away

By Amy Hamilton

The newspaper ad with red lettering splayed over a large green marijuana leaf leapt from the page: “We have doctors ready to do patient assessments. The state has legalized medical marijuana. Call/Text now to get ...


Concept of future space elevator now in testing

By Staff

My last column was about private enterprise progressing toward a goal that is literally out of this world — space travel for the general public. In it, I discussed the more conventionally understood approach of being rocket-propelled ...


DEBEQUE TIRES 11-16

County officials fight with landowners to clear waste

By Staff

Just outside De Beque sits a pile of tires 15,000 to 30,000 strong, according to Mesa County officials. Just outside Fruita sit bundles of tires that neighbors estimate number in the thousands. Both of these radial strongholds have, to date, ...


Vehicular homicide cases

By Staff

PATRICK STRAWMATT, 43 INCIDENT: On March 22, 2007, former cop Patrick Strawmatt was eluding Colorado State Patrol troopers at speeds of up to 120 mph westbound on Interstate 70 near Clifton. Mesa State College students Jake Brock and Jennifer ...


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