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Johnson lifts Wildcats to victory

By Scott Schlaufman

Taylor Johnson doesn’t mind coming off the bench. “I know when it’s time to go in it’s time to play my hardest,” Johnson said. “So right off the bench, I don’t care if I am on the bench or not ...

Mesa among 20 counties to receive crop damage relief

By Staff

Mesa County and several other western Colorado counties are eligible for federal assistance because of crop damage from drought and frost. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a disaster ...

Warriors surge early to defeat Durango

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If the Central High School girls basketball team were a prize fighter, Monday night’s match against Durango would have been a first-round knockout. The Warriors (14-3, 4-0 Southwestern League) delivered early blow after early blow, ...

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Woman pleads not guilty in dog’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita woman pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that she obstructed law enforcement’s investigation of a dog’s death on Colorado National Monument. Melissa Lockhart, 32, who appeared in Grand Junction free on bond, has ...

Lawmakers try to shore up pension plan for public workers

By Charles Ashby

Lawmakers hope a measure approved in the Colorado Senate on Monday will help shore up the state’s largest public pension plan. Senate Bill 1, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, and Senate President ...

Salazar’s war chest heftier than Tipton’s

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., said his fourth-quarter fundraising stuffed his campaign chest with nearly $850,000. One of his two potential Republican opponents, Scott Tipton of Cortez, said he had cleared $108,000 in the 46 days of his ...

Trial underway for ex-Mesa educator

By Paul Shockley

Jury selection ran a full day on Monday in the trial of a former teacher and school board member accused in an alleged five-year secret sexual relationship with an underage girl. Rodney Eddy, 68, of Mesa, appeared free on bond in District ...

Central student, 15, accused of bring gun, bullet to school

By Amy Hamilton

A 15-year-old Central High School student was booked into the Mesa County Youth Detention Center on Friday after allegedly showing off a handgun and a bullet during a creative writing class in school that day, according to the Mesa County ...

Todd resigns from council

By Emily Shockley

Linda Romer Todd resigned her post as Grand Junction City Council member Monday at a council meeting. Unable to hold back tears, Todd asked Mayor Pro Tem Teresa Coons to read her resignation letter for her. The letter stated Todd would remain ...

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Bank foreclosure may slam doors on Mack woman’s 40-year home

By Amy Hamilton

For 40 years, Estefanita Crespin has watched the seasons change at her 60-acre Mack ranch. At 84, the self-described country girl still putters around her newer manufactured home, but she wades into the snow only to feed a flock of ...

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