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New suspect in 1994 Palisade slaying alleges FBI misconduct

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys for a man charged in the 1994 slaying of a Palisade woman have alleged he was contacted improperly by FBI agents, among other law enforcement officers, last week at the Mesa County Jail and outside the presence of a lawyer, according ...

Mentally ill inmates sue to get out of solitary

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

DENVER — Troy Anderson is a mentally ill inmate in isolation at the Colorado State Penitentiary, deemed for more than a decade too dangerous to be among other offenders. His lawyers argue, however, that prolonged solitary confinement ...

Water official gives grim drought report

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ­— Northwest Colorado has become a region of severe drought during the past month, a state water official said Wednesday. Based on that and other indicators such as surface water supply levels, a task force has ...

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051612 fire car video

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A 1977 911 Porsche catches fire.  ...


Home-school graduates celebrate diverse interests

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Members of the Mesa Valley Vision Home and Community Program class of 2012 studied Greek, Chinese, French and Spanish, completed Advanced Placement classes without the aid of a classroom teacher, worked everywhere from a cattle ranch to a ...


Online school graduates first class

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The year Sarah Cautrell’s brother died, she lost interest in traditional school. She made it through her junior year after his passing but dropped out of Central High School during her senior year. She tried R-5 High School for three ...

Hawaii Pacific tops Mavericks in tennis

By Staff

The team of international players was too much for the American-born Colorado Mesa University women’s tennis team. Fifth-ranked Hawaii Pacific University defeated the Mavericks 5-0 on Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Division II ...

Wranglers earn first trip to GJ for JUCO

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For a baseball program only 8 years old, the Wranglers from Cisco (Texas) College knew exactly what to do Wednesday once the final out was recorded. “For the first one, they did OK,” Cisco baseball coach David White said of the ...


Dewey shocked by hectic world

By Paul Shockley

Fresh off nearly 17 years of incarceration for a murder he didn’t commit, Robert Dewey last week experienced New York City. A little more than two weeks since his exoneration in Jacie Taylor’s 1994 murder in Palisade, Dewey, 51, ...


Pearson steps down as Mesa swim coach

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Colorado Mesa University men’s and women’s swimming coach Brian Pearson has stepped down. Pearson, though, will remain an integral part of the program as an assistant coach. “I’m happy it turned out this way,” ...

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