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Overnight storms bring heavy rain, tornadoes to Denver area

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Flood warnings are in effect for the Denver area after heavy storms brought tornadoes, heavy rain and up to five inches of hail overnight. The National Weather Service said Thursday there are flood warnings north, south and ...

High court hears cases involving rights of foster parents

By The Associated Press

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two cases involving foster parent rights. Arguments in the cases to be heard Thursday morning deal with whether foster parents have a right to continue their parenting ...


Man sentenced to 30 years for break-ins around GJ area

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys described 25-year-old Cody Joe Lynn as a one-man periodic crime wave of home and vehicle break-ins that last year resulted in 132 criminal charges and more than 70 local residents who were victims. Lynn also was characterized as ...

Fruita council not lovin’ proposed Golden Arches sign

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Fruita officials are waiting to hear from the owner of the McDonald’s restaurant after the City Council rejected a proposal for a super-sized Golden Arches at the restaurant. The council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to reject a proposed 80-foot ...


Activists protest evictions of homeless

By Amy Hamilton

About two dozen homeless advocates showed up at Grand Junction City Hall during Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting to protest the police’s removal of some tents by the Colorado River. Eric Neiderkruger was ...


Plea-deal talk delays arraignment of Bebb-Jones in death of wife

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge Wednesday delayed the arraignment of Marcus Bebb-Jones by a day as the possibility of a plea deal in his murder case loomed. Bebb-Jones was scheduled to enter a plea in connection with a first-degree murder ...

DUI alleged in crash with bicyclist

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man has been cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing into a teenager on a bicycle Saturday night on Orchard Mesa. George A. Williams, 58, was summonsed to court June 27 for the lone ...

Fruita chamber director forced to resign post

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Fruita Chamber of Commerce Director Leanne Ingwersen was ousted from her post last week, marking the second time in a little more than a year that there has been a leadership change at the chamber. John Burwell Jr., president of the ...

House bans fed cash-for-survey practice

By Staff

The House voted Wednesday to prevent federal agencies from using cash as an incentive for individuals to respond to surveys. The House voted 355-51 in favor of an amendment by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., that would ban the practice among ...

House nixes oil shale research subsidy

By Dennis Webb

A Democratic Colorado congressman Wednesday succeeded in convincing the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to strip a $25 million oil shale subsidy from an energy and water appropriations bill. The amendment by U.S. Rep. ...

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