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Witness: Helmick claimed suicide try

By Paul Shockley

A business associate of Miriam Helmick’s testified Wednesday that Helmick claimed to be in a mental-health institution after a suicide attempt in late 2008. Helmick, whom authorities believe was living with her son in Jacksonville, ...

Grand Junction home sales rise, prices fall in October

By Emily Shockley

More homes were sold in Grand Junction in October than during any other month this year. The Grand Junction area saw 186 home sales in October, up from 155 in September. The renewal of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit and the ...

Day care center in mall takes kids off parents’ hands

By Emily Shockley

Mesa Mall shoppers won’t have to go far to find someone to watch their kids as they peruse presents this holiday season. Covenant Child Care opened Nov. 17 in the Target wing of the mall. Parents can leave their children at the center ...

Fire leaves Pear Park family homeless

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A family was forced to spend Thanksgiving in a motel room after a chimney fire caused thousands of dollars in damage to their Pear Park home Tuesday night. Clifton Fire Protection District firefighters were called to the house at 496 30 3/4 ...

Police blotter: Nov. 26, 2009

By Staff

Burglary investigated The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a North Avenue trailer park Tuesday night. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said a man entered a trailer at ...

Death Notices, Nov. 25, 2009

By Staff

Norma M. Crawford, 80, Meeker, died Nov. 22, 2009, at Pioneers Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Meeker United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford was a former owner of the White River Liquor ...

Happy Thanksgiving

By Staff

The holiday tradition we celebrate today began with a small band of immigrants who had suffered incredible hardship and had lost many of their friends and family. Yet, they gathered with American Indians who had befriended them to give thanks ...

Grand Junction shines on list of sunniest U.S. cities

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If you live in the Grand Valley and you are a generally happy person or sport a nice tan, there may now be a mathematical explanation for why. Grand Junction is the seventh-sunniest city in the U.S., according to, an ...

Sports in Brief: Newton selected to Daktronics team

By Staff

College Football Newton selected to Daktronics team Bennett Newton, who led Mesa State and the RMAC in tackles this season with 11 per game, made the Daktronics Super Region 3 second-team defense. Newton, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior ...

Cause of Silt fire is under investigation

By Dennis Webb

Investigators continued to look Wednesday for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home where two women lived in Silt. The Monday night fire burned a 1970-model mobile home and part of a detached garage, said Brit McLin, chief of the Burning ...

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