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Death penalty won’t be sought in Glenwood slaying

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A man accused of fatally shooting his stepdaughter’s boyfriend and wounding her was bound over for trial Monday on charges including first-degree murder after deliberation. However, 9th Judicial District ...


Meeker drug kingpin gets maximum term

By Paul Shockley

Authorities believe the “salsa” served up by 45-year-old Francisco Peralta-Cabral wasn’t on the menu at his restaurant in Meeker. Instead, as Chief Mesa County Judge David Bottger observed Monday, it was dished to customers ...

Organization tries to take anti-fracking fight statewide

By Gary Harmon

Backers of a measure to give local governments in Colorado the ability to regulate hydraulic fracturing have turned in ballot language, setting the stage for a statewide fight over fracking. An organization backing the measure, Local Control ...

House approves bill keeping lottery sales from going online

By Charles Ashby

Just in case the Colorado Lottery is considering selling scratch-off tickets over the Internet, it may not be for long. Under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday, the lottery wouldn’t be able to do as ...


Junction man hurt in home explosion

By Gary Harmon

One man was treated for “significant burns” Monday after an explosion blew out the west wall of his small residence south of downtown, Grand Junction Fire Department officials said. No information as to the man’s identity or ...

Bill to nix fed water-rights grab moves ahead

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would negate any federal ownership of private water rights in exchange for a special-use permit won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. The measure, HB1028, is aimed at the federal government’s recent ...

Johnny Carino’s shut down

By Greg Ruland

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office evicted a popular Grand Junction Italian restaurant Monday after it allegedly failed to pay two months rent, according to court records. Kona Restaurant Group of Texas, owner and operator of Johnny ...

Blotter, Feb. 25, 2014

By Staff

Pair accused of menacing homeless man Michael Jesse Lupo, 21, 257 E. Gloucester Circle, and Tanner Reed, 21, 542 E. Valley Circle, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of robbery, menacing and theft after a duffel bag was taken from a man ...

Hoop teams make quick preparations for playoffs

By Matt Meyer

Only two days after receiving a bid into the Class 5A state playoffs, the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team travels to Castle Rock today to face Castle View in the first round. Fruita Monument coach Michael Wells said through ...

Grand Junction Housing Authority marks 40 years

By Amy Hamilton

For the past 40 years, the Grand Junction Housing Authority has helped local families stay in their homes, offered programs for homebuyers and provided safe, affordable housing. The agency celebrated its four decades during a luncheon on ...

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