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Mom pleads guilty to lesser charges in poisoning of kids

By Dennis Webb

A Carbondale woman Monday pleaded guilty to a lesser count in a case in which she was accused of allegedly trying to kill her daughters by giving them drinks containing rat poison. Maria Alvarado-Gomez, 33, could face a presumptive prison ...

Airport begins search for new director — again

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Regional Airport is back in the market for a director after its current chief opted not to continue in the post. The airport board’s manager selection committee will meet Wednesday to set up the search for a new manager, ...

Death Notices, March 10, 2015

By Staff

■ Jo E. Edgar, 91, died March 3, 2015, at Paonia Care Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Community United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Crawford; one son, Tim of Crawford; and one ...

House approves bill to boost parental rights

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The House approved a bill Monday that would continue a law that requires large employers to give their workers unpaid time off to allow them to attend academic activities with their children. Democratic supporters of the law, ...

Blotter, March 10, 2015

By Staff

Man caught dumping trash Deputies responded to a landowner’s report of three people dumping a couch and exercise equipment on his property in the 1200 block of 20 Road on Saturday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

CEO to leave state gas association

By Staff

The woman who led the Colorado Oil and Gas Association through an eventful and sometimes tumultuous half-decade is stepping down as its president and chief executive officer. Tisha Schuller’s resignation will be effective at the end of ...

Transit system honored for boosting safety

By Staff

Grand Valley Transit has received an award from the company that operates the bus service for reducing its accident rates and insurance claims. MV Transportation, the company with which Mesa County contracts to provide service, named GVT ...


Triumph over trauma

By Greg Ruland

A nasty bump on the head is often called a concussion, but a local medical expert said he wished more people called it by its right name — traumatic brain injury. People who suffer concussions experience different degrees of damage to ...

HEALTH BRIEFS FOR: March 9, 2015

By Staff

Two registered nurses will intern in hospice program HopeWest is launching a registered nurse internship program, the hospice and palliative care center announced recently. The program has been designed to support recently graduated ...


Early into project, solar farm paying off

By Amy Hamilton

All was quiet near the fields of a farmer’s previous year’s corn crop, save for meadowlarks’ song and the hum of distant traffic. Here, in a fenced-off area of 10 acres off D 1/4 Road, are exactly 6,666 solar panels, also ...

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