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Local Briefs, Nov. 21, 2009

By Staff

Safety fair vendors sought for February The Mesa County Safety Council will sponsor its 2010 Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at Mesa Mall. The council promotes safety at home, work and play for children. Vendors interested in ...

Police built circumstantial case against suspect in 1997 murder

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In attempting to piece together why Sabrina Bebb-Jones vanished from Grand Junction 12 years ago and how her skull subsequently ended up near a scrub oak tree on a western Colorado mountain pass, authorities never determined how she ...

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Penry to decide on Senate bid soon

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State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, will decide over the holidays whether to seek re-election to his state Senate seat after backing out of the campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. Either way, he’ll return ...

Health-food store offers a twist on turkey

By Emily Shockley

Thanksgiving dinner won’t feature the same old bird at every table in Grand Junction. As of Friday, 656 people had pre-ordered free-range turkeys from Vitamin Cottage at 2564 U.S. Highway 6&50. The turkeys, shipped from Mary’s ...

State friendly to business; lags in training, study says

By Emily Shockley

Low education funding and a discrepancy between the health of Coloradans and what they pay for health insurance may hold Colorado back from economic development in the future, according to a report released Tuesday by the Metro Denver Economic ...

Time doesn’t run out for justice in a murder

By Staff

It took 12 years, and the assistance of people half a world away, but the suspected murderer of Sabrina Bebb-Jones has finally been arrested. To the surprise of few people familiar with the case, that suspect is her husband, Marcus Bebb-Jones. ...


Art on the Corner: Hummer

By Staff

SCULPTURE: “Hummer” is parked in front of Ruby Canyon Cycles on the south side of the 300 block of Main Street. ARTIST: Ira Wiesenfeld of Tucson, Ariz. DESCRIPTION: A form of transportation unlike anything driven recently, ...

Parachute mayor quits, cites drilling slowdown

By Dennis Webb

For more than a year, Parachute Mayor Roy McClung watched the exodus of workers that followed the sharp reduction in natural gas development in western Garfield County. Now McClung is packing his bags himself, yet another casualty of the ...

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Delta set for test against No. 1 team in state

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This might be Delta High School football coach Ben Johnson’s first season as a head coach in Colorado, but this isn’t his first rodeo. The Panthers’ first-year man spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Olathe ...

Mesa County Trustee: Foreclosures over 1,000

By Staff

While most local governments are being forced by the poor economy to trim staff, Mesa County Trustee Paul Brown is taking on new employees. The increase in foreclosures this year necessitated it, Brown said. Last year, Mesa County had 469 ...

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