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Gregory returns to nationals

By Staff

Sarah Gregory is going back to nationals. The Colorado Mesa University skier was the top individual not on a United States Collegiate Ski Association national-qualifying team last weekend at the Western Regional. Gregory placed sixth in the ...


Mesa County will go for grants for BMX track, fairgrounds work

By Emily Shockley

A BMX venue built to accommodate Olympic qualifying events, a covered arena for animal shows and 45 recreational vehicle sites are coming to the Mesa County Fairgrounds, the county hopes, with help from a $350,000 Great Outdoors Colorado ...

Death Notices, Feb. 25, 2014

By Staff

■ John Ben Artaz, 88, Fruita, died Feb. 22, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fruita United Methodist Church. Mr. Artaz was a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne ...


Kingpin gets 32 years, the max term, in sweeping drug probe

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 today, it was dished to customers ...

Man bound over for trial on first-degree murder charge

By Dennis Webb

A man accused of fatally shooting his stepdaughter’s boyfriend and wounding her was bound over for trial today on charges including first-degree murder after deliberation. However, 9th Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia said after ...

Explosion, fire at house injure man

By Gary Harmon

One man was treated for “significant burns” this afternoon 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 ...

022414 Hartwell

Search for escaped sex offender focused in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — State and federal agents were searching the Denver area Monday for a convicted child rapist with a history of fleeing and refusing to register with authorities. Eric E. Hartwell escaped Friday from a halfway house in Denver and ...

Email letters, February 24, 2014

By Staff

Luckily, Wright soon to lose peace officer certification So, Rep. Jared Wright explains his unattended handgun incident at the capitol by asserting that he is a peace officer allowed to carry in that environment. He also feels a ...

Rep. Jared Wright in the driver’s seat 
with Legislature’s ‘clown-car caucus’

By Jim Spehar

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” — Abraham Lincoln Please be seated. I ...

Printed letters, February 25, 2014

By Staff

After reading about Brandon Siegfried’s zealous pursuit of applying the RS 2477 statute to justify his pursuit of unfettered access to public lands, I have to respond to his blatantly self-serving desire to do whatever he wants. What ...

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