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Issues don’t magically end when divorce is final

By Sheri Fisher

On Facebook recently, one of my friends posted a picture of her signing a piece of paper. The status line read, “Filing for divorce!” The number of comments on this post (25 comments in less than 24 hours) is probably ...

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Man charged with first-degree murder in wife’s slaying

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors this morning filed charges of first-degree murder and misdemeanor child abuse against a Grand Junction man accused of stabbing his wife to death in front of the couple’s 2-year-old daughter. Octavio Vargas-Herrera, 24, 3025 ...

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Trial delayed for man accused in ‘75 Benson murders

By Paul Shockley

Signing off on a defense request in-part driven by new evidence in the case, a judge this morning delayed the trial of a man accused of killing a Grand Junction mother and daughter in 1975. “By all means, yes,” 65-year-old Jerry ...

January existing home sales drop 0.6 percent

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes fell for a third straight month in February, pushing sales down to the lowest level since last July. There is concern that the fragile housing rebound could falter, making it harder for the overall ...

Fire damages Montrose mobile home

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A couple and their baby escaped unharmed early this morning after their mobile home caught on fire in Montrose, according to the Montrose Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the home at 16440 6400 Road just after 1 a.m. and found ...

Permanent repairs start on I-70 after rockslide

By The AP

DENVER — A contractor has started working on permanent repairs on an elevated section of Interstate 70 that was damaged when 20 boulders punched holes in the highway in Glenwood Canyon. The rockslide March 8 closed a 17-mile stretch of ...

Rain, snow in store for valley

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The Grand Valley today will see a shot of rain, possibly mixed with snow, while commuters heading into the high country should prepare for winter driving conditions. The National Weather Service is calling for a 60 percent chance of ...

Permanent I-70 repairs start in Glenwood Canyon

By Dennis Webb

Permanent repairs began Monday on damage from a March 8 rockfall incident that closed Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon for several days. Flatiron Construction Corp. will be doing the work, at an estimated cost of $860,000. The total cost ...

Senate OKs diversion of private-land rafter bill to study group

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure that would have allowed rafters to float through private land but was sidetracked in committee and turned into a study has cleared the Colorado Senate. Although it’s headed back to the House so it can take final ...

Botanical Gardens expansion considered

By Emily Shockley

A new director and some new space may be headed to the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens at 641 Struthers Ave. Interim Director Elizabeth Neubauer said the gardens will interview a handful of candidates, all local, at the end of March. ...

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