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Wages, lease money, hemp bills advance

By Charles Ashby

For the past 100 years, it’s been considered a trade secret when a business violates provisions of the state’s fair wage laws. That would no longer be the case under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on ...


Woman held in midday hit-and-runs and DUI

By Duffy Hayes

A woman whose driving privileges have twice been revoked for alcohol-related incidents allegedly caused a drunken hit-and-run crash last week near 25 Road and U.S. Highway 6&50. Kiana Silveira, 22, allegedly submitted a blood-alcohol ...

Blotter, Feb. 22, 2017

By Staff

Menacing charge possible A woman appeared in Mesa County Court Tuesday, accused of possible charges including felony menacing, for allegedly pointing a firearm at a victim — and then at her own head — while her 3-year-old child ...

Death Notices, Feb. 22, 2017

By Staff

■ Theodore W. Gordon, 76, Grand Junction, died Feb. 18, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital. No services will take place. He was a welder and artist. Survivors include his wife, Julianne K. Hallett of Commerce City; one daughter, ...

Portion of parkway closing Thursday

By Staff

Portion of parkway closing Thursday A small portion of Riverside Parkway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, to allow crews to renovate the islands along Riverside Parkway, replant trees and begin the installation of rock ...

Woman accused of lengthy embezzlement of car dealer, sheriff says

By Staff

A judge has signed a warrant for the arrest of a 45-year-old woman accused of embezzling $221,000 from Grand West Kia over a five-and-a-half-year period, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Nicole Henderson, who has not yet ...

Sheriff searching for alleged home invasion robbers

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men and a stolen car in connection with a Fruitvale home invasion that was reported late this morning. The two men are believed to be in a black 2007 Hyundai Elantra that was stolen ...

Ian Desmond will spend spring trying to master first base

By The AP

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ian Desmond no doubt was a big offseason acquisition for the Colorado Rockies, a proven offensive player who should flourish at Coors Field. But after six full seasons as a shortstop for the Washington Nationals and ...


Tool may help focus well-pad reclamation efforts

By Dennis Webb

New federal research has reconfirmed the challenges of revegetating oil and gas pads on the high and arid Colorado Plateau, while leading to development of a tool for better assessing regional recovery trends in order to help guide reclamation ...

Two men suspected of in-home robbery

By Gabrielle Porter

Two men suspected of robbing a pair of Fruitvale residents at home in broad daylight Tuesday morning before driving away in their car remained at large that evening, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The two men last seen ...

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