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Helmick ‘crumbled’ after bogus threat, witness testifies

By Paul Shockley

A distraught and visibly shaking Miriam Helmick did not reach out to law enforcement after she found a threatening greeting card tucked under the doormat at the front door of her home in Whitewater one evening in June 2008, according to ...

Candle-sparked fire on Redlands reminder of seasonal hazards

By Staff

A fire sparked by an unattended candle and fueled by a bird’s nest caused minor damage Sunday to a two-story, wood-framed home on the Redlands. A quick response by the Grand Junction Fire Department limited damage to around $3,000, ...

Area births and marriages, through Nov. 18

By Staff

— Births Delta County Memorial Hospital: Dominic and Allison Mentzos, Paonia, a son, Nov. 11. Christopher and Kristen Green, Cedaredge, a son, Nov. 12. Ray and Jennifer Hahn, Delta, a daughter, Nov. 12. Chad and Catherine Francis, ...

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Student of the week: Rebecca Singley

By Staff

Name: Rebecca Singley School: Central High School GPA: 4.02 After-school activities: Marching band, wind ensemble. Favorite book: “The Truth About Forever” by Sarah Dessen. Favorite show: “Criminal Minds” Favorite ...

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Police Blotter, Nov. 24, 2009

By Staff

3 held in burglary spree Richard Marques, 19, of Palisade, Robert Ross Jr., 20, of Rifle, and Gemini Billington, 19, of Rifle, were arrested this weekend on suspicion of committing a series of burglaries at Rifle-area businesses and a church ...

Interfaith Thanksgiving service to be in Fruita

By Allen Gemaehlich

Once a year, different religious groups put aside their differences for a service of thanksgiving. The annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 513 E. Aspen St. in ...

Oil shale lawsuits drag on almost a year

By Dennis Webb

Continuing settlement talks that include appointees of President Obama have led to another postponement involving litigation over federal oil shale policies. Colorado U.S. District Court Judge John Kane has granted the sixth extension ...


Valley still prone to bad-air days

By Staff

The quality of the Grand Valley’s air has been improving, in general, for the past seven years. But on those rare days when the air does get bad — typically during cold-weather inversions — it is getting really bad. Those ...

Police Blotter, Nov. 23, 2009

By Staff

Woman reports robbery A woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The woman was not harmed, police said. The woman, who was not identified in a news release, said she ...

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For this reporter, getting a card was just a videoconference away

By Amy Hamilton

The newspaper ad with red lettering splayed over a large green marijuana leaf leapt from the page: “We have doctors ready to do patient assessments. The state has legalized medical marijuana. Call/Text now to get ...

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