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Man who tangled with police dog to face habitual criminal charges

By Paul Shockley

A man suspected of trying to drown a police dog Wednesday will be charged as a habitual criminal, a Mesa County prosecutor said Friday. Richard Stieb, 38, of Grand Junction, faces a maximum 64 years if convicted of the habitual criminal ...

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Murderer blames victim, gets 48-year max sentence

By Paul Shockley

In a rambling 10-minute speech, a Rifle man who pleaded guilty in the beating death of a De Beque rancher told a judge he was sorry before repeatedly blaming the victim. “This man couldn’t keep his mouth shut,” 44-year-old ...

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Prep golfers to quickly get an understanding of their readiness

By Patrick Bahr

The high school boys golf season gets the fall prep sports schedule going, and it gets it going quickly. Monday is the first tournament of the year for the four Grand Valley high schools with the Tiger Invitational teeing off at Bookcliff ...

Xcel Energy unveils plan to cut plant emissions

By The AP

DENVER — Xcel Energy is proposing to spend $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to natural gas and close a plant to comply with a new Colorado law aimed at cutting pollution from power plants. Xcel Energy, Colorado’s ...

Crews battling 70-acre wildfire in W. Colorado

By The AP

GRAND JUNCTION — About 120 firefighters are battling a 70-acre wildfire burning near ranch buildings and oil and gas wells in western Colorado. Federal land mangers say the fire 25 miles northwest of Grand Junction wasn’t an ...

E-mail letters, Aug. 13, 2010

By Staff

Oil industry has never been properly monitored Years ago, at a congressional hearing in Fort Bragg, a fishing town in Northern California, I testified against gas drilling off that wild Pacific coast.  The citizens hung bed sheets from ...

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Coroner releases homicide victim’s full name

By Paul Shockley

Willard Michael “Mike” Bobbitt, 36, was the victim of Wednesday’s homicide in Grand Junction, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said in a news release. Bobbitt’s last known residence was in Montrose. The ...

GOP Maes pays fine for campaign finance violations

By The AP

DENVER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has paid a $17,500 fine for campaign finance violations. The secretary of state’s office says it received a check from Maes by Thursday’s deadline. Maes agreed to the ...

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Can’t miss climb: Racers have ‘special affection’ for Grand Junction event

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Rod Moberly has raced the world-famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb, but he refuses to miss the Lands End Hill Climb. “Steve Goeglien and I agree, you don’t miss Grand Junction,” he said. “That’s where I started in ...

Colo. school districts get stimulus to save jobs

By The AP

DENVER — A $26 billion jobs bill signed this week by President Barack Obama could save 2,600 teaching jobs in Colorado. U.S. Rep. Jared Polis says the bill will provide Colorado school districts with $160 million, to be distributed to ...

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