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DNA clears man in 1994 rape, murder

By Paul Shockley

A man who has served nearly 16 years in prison for the 1994 rape and murder of a Palisade woman has been exonerated by new testing of DNA evidence in the case. Robert D. Dewey, 51, is scheduled to appear Monday before District Judge Brian ...


Robber strikes Alpine Bank in Clifton

By Paul Shockley

A man who robbed a Clifton bank after passing a threatening note to a teller was the subject of a manhunt Thursday night. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the man entered Alpine Bank, 3243 Interstate 70 ...

Cheap gas filling in for hydropower

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Like many ranchers and farmers, the Western Area Power Administration is looking with trepidation at the minimal flows into reservoirs on the Colorado River Basin. Unlike those irrigators, though, the administration, which sells electricity ...

Blotter, April 27, 2012

By Staff

Crash victims identified The Colorado State Patrol released the names of two people who died Monday in a fatal crash near Silt on Interstate 70. Tasha Tolmachev, the driver of a black 2004 Nissan Maxima, and one passenger, Alex Koptev, ...

Death notices, April 27, 2012

By Staff

■ Mary Katherine Amen, 85, Fruita, died April 25, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Church in Fruita. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at the church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the ...

Health Briefs, May 1, 2012

By Staff

KAFM fundraiser for DJ A fundraiser for Zachariah Walker will take place from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at the KAFM Radio Room. Walker, who is known as Professor Skywalker on KAFM, recently was diagnosed with leukemia and completed his ...

Severe storm pushing through rural Mesa, Garfield counties

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A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for southwestern Garfield County and northwestern Mesa County until 5:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. At 4:30 p.m., trained weather spotters reported a storm ...

Bank surveillance pic

Clifton Alpine Bank robbed

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Authorities are responding to a report of a robbery at the Clifton Alpine Bank this afternoon. Initial reports indicated a man walked into the bank, 3243 Interstate 70 Business Loop, around 4 p.m., passed a note to a clerk, removed an unknown ...

Tragedy in Trayvon Martin’s death and in our national discourse

By Josh Penry

The vehement national debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin is about as strong of proof as you can find that it isn’t just the American political process that is dysfunctional these days — our entire social discourse is a ...

Printed letters, April 27, 2012

By Staff

Jim Ciha, in his letter to the editor April 18, rightfully suggested we supporters of the Second Amendment put forth better arguments for gun ownership. He cites the thousands of gun deaths versus lives saved and he appears to have a point. ...

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