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Ex-wife accused of hiding kidnapper’s prior sexual abuse

By Amy Hamilton

At least two years before a Mesa County man kidnapped a 9-year-old girl and threatened to kill her, police allege the man’s ex-wife had known he had sexually molested another girl and tried to keep the information from authorities. Amy ...

Blotter: February 14, 2009

By Staff

Auto theft suspected •  Nick Evan Angel, 34, 915 Belford Ave., was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of auto theft, drug possession and a series of related offenses after deputies contacted him in the 500 block of 32 ...

Schmidt estate sale 2-13-9

Schmidt estate sale brings out the curious, reminiscent

By Staff

Drawing upon memories that date to when he was in third grade, Bill Hofferber said the family that used to live at 536 N. Seventh St. were “very, very lovely people.” On Friday, the personal belongings of those “lovely ...

Bradford reworking bill to target molesters

By Staff

State Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, said she plans to work through the weekend to fix her bill aimed at toughening sentences for child molesters so that the bill would be more acceptable to Democrats. Bradford’s proposal, House Bill ...

Gas bills to plunge from 2008

By Carrie Marfitano

Xcel Energy announced Friday that residential customers can expect their natural gas bills to be at least $18 lower this March than they were in March 2008. Xcel is proposing to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission that the commodity ...

Even in lean times, romance rules day

By Staff

The economic crisis is deepening. How about your love? Record job loss is hardly the thing of romance novels, but many local people seem certain that Valentine’s Day is recession proof. Ahhh, the recession, c’est ...

Man faces homicide charge in fatal crash

By Amy Hamilton

The mother of a 24-year-old woman who was killed in a nasty car crash nearly two years ago pleaded with a judge Friday not to charge her daughter’s boyfriend, the driver of their vehicle. “He’s paid his dues,” Lois ...

Energy services truck a total loss in fire near Rifle

By Dennis Webb

A truck servicing the energy industry caught fire early Friday afternoon, causing a large, black plume of smoke to rise in the Anvil Points area west of Rifle. “The truck was a total loss,” said Donna Gray, a spokeswoman for ...

021409 10a haggertys hike


By Bill Haggerty

“How was your hike?” asked Tamarie Smith, vet tech extraordinaire at Amigo Animal Clinic. One of her bosses, Dr. Brian Wiseman, and I trekked into the San Rafael Swell the other day — in the middle of the week — while ...

Briefs: Biz Briefcase February 13, 2009

By Staff

•  Main Street Bagels will begin its extended summer hours March 9. The store will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. •  Katherine Hallam-Scott is retiring from American ...

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