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Lawyers: Booze, insult fueled Fruita slaying

By Paul Shockley

Fueled by hours of drinking rum and Coke and a crude remark about his girlfriend, Fruita resident Wayne Gert chose to end a spat with his roommate by pulling out a .357 revolver and shooting him in the face, prosecutors told ...

Senators seek delay on drilling

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s U.S. senators are asking the Obama administration to a delay a decision on drilling west of Carbondale, to the delight of a citizens coalition trying to protect 220,000 acres there from oil and gas development. However, ...

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Montrose official takes job in Texas

By William Woody

MONTROSE—Assistant City Manager Scott Sellers announced Wednesday that he will work his last day in Montrose on Oct. 27, four days before entering his new role as city manager in Kilgore, Texas. Sellers, 32, has been with the city since ...

Local Briefs, Oct. 14, 2011

By Staff

Catholic Outreach needs men’s clothing Grand Valley Catholic Outreach is in need of men’s casual clothing for its clothing bank. The clothing bank was visited 14,899 times last year. Visitors can come to the clothing bank once a ...


Strong return: Cabriales sparks Palisade’s dominating defensive effort

By Ben Husband

Armando Cabriales had been waiting for this moment for two long years. When it finally arrived, he took full advantage. The Palisade High School defensive lineman stepped onto the football field for the first time since 2009 on Thursday ...

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Mesa County’s 2012 budget may signal rebound

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Mesa County’s budget is expected to remain flat in 2012, an indication that county finance officers are cautiously optimistic that the local economy has hit bottom and is slowly rebounding. The initial $130.2 million budget presented to ...

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Workers on shale project planning a get-together

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In 1980, Charlie Pence got a dream assignment — build a town in western Colorado, one that would fuel America. Two years later, Pence got a phone call telling him the dream was over. Pence, 82, now a Houston resident, visited Grand ...

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Teacher scares up funds for classroom

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Sometime last year, a light bulb flicked on above the head of Brian Schwerdtfeger, a kindergarten teacher at Dual Immersion Academy. It wouldn’t be long before that bulb, which was in his overhead projector, burnt out and Schwerdtfeger ...

Skiers’ goalie shuts down Palisade’s attack

By Staff

The Palisade High School boys soccer team had plenty of chances Thursday, but couldn’t finish against Aspen, falling 2-0 in a nonleague game at Palisade. Aspen’s junior goalie, Erik Wehse, turned back a barrage of Bulldog shots ...


‘Cats sweep cross country titles

By Scott Schlaufman

After pushing his teams hard all season, Fruita Monument High School cross country coach Herb Huskey looked at Thursday’s District 51 Championship races at Palisade’s Riverbend Park a bit differently. “We’ve been hard ...

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