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Woman on tracks wore earbuds, didn’t react to train

By Dennis Webb

A pedestrian who was struck and killed Saturday afternoon by an Amtrak train west of Silt was wearing earbuds and apparently didn’t turn around, feel the train approaching or hear its warning whistle, an investigator said. Garfield ...


Rifle man held in fatal crash near De Beque

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle man has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and reckless driving in connection with a fiery crash near De Beque on Sunday in which a passenger in his vehicle died. Anthony Bracamontes, 21, was ...


Hantavirus case near Mesa County line reported

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The Garfield County Public Health Department announced Wednesday a county resident contracted hantavirus, and it urged citizens to take precautions to avoid exposure. Health officials said the resident lives in western Garfield County near ...


Council loosens rules on umbrellas with ads

By Amy Hamilton

Being able to keep their patio umbrellas with the Guinness logo at Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave., isn’t only convenient, it’s good for business, said owner Vanessa Funches. The same goes for Evan Gluckman, owner of Main ...


CMU to build more student housing

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Months before construction wraps up on a student apartment complex on Orchard Avenue, Colorado Mesa University is ready to break ground on its next student housing development. Colorado Mesa Trustees approved a plan Wednesday during their ...


Bebb-Jones headed to trial in death of wife

By Dennis Webb

A judge in Garfield County today bound over former Grand Junction hotel owner Marcus Bebb-Jones for trial on a charge of first-degree murder after deliberation in the death of his wife. District Court Judge Dan Petre’s decision followed ...


Bipartisan effort launched to ease drug-addiction penalties

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle want the state to stop criminalizing drug addiction. Instead of incarcerating people for minor possession of drugs, and convicting them of felonies in the process, they should ...


Group to protest provision in Affordable Care Act

By Rachel Sauer

The traffic may be noisy Friday, but the protesters won’t be. They’ll be quiet and still, praying silently in front of the federal courthouse at Fourth Street and Rood Avenue. At noon Friday, people will gather to protest a ...


Briefs, March 22, 2012

By Staff

Prom dress giveaway Friday The fifth annual Prom Dress Giveaway Party, hosted by The Tree House Center for Youth, is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hampton Inn, 205 Main St. Any young lady in need of help with a prom dress this season ...


Bebb-Jones headed to trial in death of wife

By Dennis Webb

Citing about a dozen pieces of circumstantial evidence, a judge in Garfield County on Wednesday bound over former Grand Junction hotel owner Marcus Bebb-Jones for trial on a charge of first-degree murder after deliberation in the death of his ...


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