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Jones to stand trial

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn ruled Monday that Lester Jones should stand trial on all counts in the 2007 death of Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld, setting up a jury trial running anywhere from four to eight weeks in ...

Property tax 
valuations sent,
 and they’re up

By Amy Hamilton

If you’re an owner of any of the roughly 88,000 properties subject to property tax in Mesa County, you’ve likely received a valuation in the mail by now. For the most part, property values have increased in Mesa County, said Mesa ...

Denver bar brawl turns fatal after driver runs over 2

By The AP

DENVER — Police are searching for a suspect who they believe intentionally struck and killed 34-year-old Armando Rodriguez-Uribe with a pickup truck after a bar fight. The Denver Post reports that an autopsy shows Rodriguez-Uribe died ...

Lawmakers nearing agreement to reduce student tests

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are close to agreement on one of the most vexing problems of the term — how to reduce standardized tests for students in public schools. Legislators have been debating various plans to reduce student ...

Former Eagle County employee admits to embezzling thousands

By The AP

EAGLE — A former Eagle County employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling tens of thousands from taxpayers. The Vail Daily newspaper reports that 55-year-old Brenda Wright pleaded guilty Monday to theft and embezzlement of public ...

Food for thought about agriculture

By Jim Spehar

“Eating is an agricultural act.”  — Wendell Barry Now fully into the spring season, fields surrounding Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade are greening up with the promise of harvests yet to come. Newborn ...

Threatened bird is a familiar Western story

By The Daily Sentinel

Grouse and cuckoos share more than protection under the Endangered Species Act. Their names are synonomous with the emotions they evoke when state and local officials are forced to contend with proposed conservation measures under the threat ...

Printed Letters: May 5, 2015

By Staff

Locals were great during difficult time I recently lost my wife to a horrible, very aggressive, fast-moving brain disease. The people in the Grand Valley are great, beginning with my friends and neighbors who visited, looked after and were ...

Regional pickleball results, April 4, 2015

By Staff

Western Regional Pickleball Tournament Saturday/Sunday at Lincoln Park 3.0 Women’s Doubles 1. Jan Rogers (Fort Collins)/Corky Walters (Fort Collins); 2. Diane Robertson (Gunnison)/Barbara Mayer (Surprise, Ariz.); 3. Sonya McAfee ...

Class 5A regional golf results, April 4, 2015

By Staff

Class 5A Southern Regional Monday at Heritage Bend Golf Club, Aurora Team Scores 1. Cherry Creek 258; 2. Legend 255; 3. Fossil Ridge 266; 4. Arvada West 269; 5. Broomfield 270; 6. Grand Junction 299; 7. Castleview 323; 8. Brighton ...

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