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Man, 18, accused of sex with 13-year-old

By Carrie Marfitano

An 18-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department says Alex Tyler Winn had sex with a 13-year-old girl twice in February. The girl, who had run away ...

Mesa State eyes tuition increase

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A loss of $1.6 million in state funding has Mesa State College looking at additional cuts and acknowledging that tuition might increase to cover the gap. The Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee this week reduced spending on higher ...


Funds to speed Moab tailings removal

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The federal government will provide $108 million from the economic stimulus package to push ahead more quickly with the cleanup of uranium mill tailings from Moab, Utah. The new spending will more than double the number of employees from 125 ...

Police find date-rape drug, lab at dorm

By Carrie Marfitano

Grand Junction police have arrested a Mesa State College student on suspicion of making and trying to sell a large quantity of a date-rape drug. Police allege Kiefer Clark Townsend, 18, made the drug, known as gamma hydroxy butyrate, or GHB, ...

LS: Dick Maynard Column April 01, 2009

By Staff

April 1. April Fool’s. What better day to honor the most foolish among us. So many choices, so few allotted words. But let us start with Colorado’s own, unfortunately, Ward Churchill, the “let’s pretend” ...


Downtown clothier to close its doors in May

By Staff

Economic reality has reached into Stuart Rogers’ pockets. Rogers is the manager of the Village Squire Clothiers, 419 Main St. For 17 years the men’s clothing store had been the only place in the county, if not the entire Western ...


Simple reminders help Poeppel stay focused on state tennis

By Patrick Bahr

Jasmine Poeppel sees herself at the state tennis tournament everyday. Central High School’s No. 3 singles player is in her first full season of playing singles, and despite not having a plethora of experience, she knows where she wants ...

Canyons area bill signed into law

By Dennis Webb

President Obama on Monday signed the Omnibus Public Lands Bill, which includes creation of the 210,000-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area on the Uncompahgre Plateau. Included within that area will be the 60,000-acre Dominguez ...

Briefs: Local Health March 31, 2009

By Staff

‘Dine for a Cure’ helps cancer society April is “Dine for a Cure” month in Grand Junction, so several local restaurants have partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to donate a portion of ...


New VA Medical Center director faces geographical challenges

By Melinda Mawdsley

Terry Atienza is prepared for the unique challenge that comes with serving the military veteran population in western Colorado, eastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Atienza, 46, is the new director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in ...

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