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Soliciting students greeted with gunshots

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Three high school students selling discount cards for a high school fundraiser got more than a lecture when they knocked on a man’s door in Colorado Springs. Police say a man is facing charges of felony menacing ...

Sheriff probes report of antics in grave by digger

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report that a grave digger at a Grand Junction cemetery was recorded on a video playing a simulated guitar, standing on a casket, while he was inside a grave following a funeral ...

Tourism hike a plus for monument-park panel

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Upgrading Colorado National Monument to a national park is an easy call in terms of trying to boost visitation, members of a committee studying the idea concluded Wednesday. Whether such a move might have unintended consequences that would ...

DA drops DUI case against official

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County District Attorney’s office dismissed a drunken-driving charge against a Grand Junction city official, questioning whether a police officer had cause in June to stop the official on his motor scooter. Jay Valentine, 45, ...

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St. Joseph begins ambitious expansion

By Rachel Sauer

It’s always the first step that requires the most faith — the journey begun, the project undertaken. Wednesday morning, staff, parishioners and volunteers at St. Joseph Catholic Church watched a team from Vista Paving Corp. begin ...

Nutrition at CHS 082411

Out with nachos, in with whole-grain, fruit

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School lunch doesn’t taste the way it did when Cooper Strand was in elementary school. “It tastes healthier than when I was little,” Strand, 14, said after having his first lunch Wednesday as a Central High School student. ...

Team finds clues of region’s earliest inhabitants

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The rock overhang sits at the mouth of a small canyon in the Salt Creek valley north of Loma. There are likely thousands of similar geological features scattered among the sagebrush- and juniper-dotted hills of northwest Colorado. But this ...

Getting It Right, Aug. 25, 2011

By Staff

A Page One story Tuesday should have said the property at 28999 Redlands Mesa Road in Delta County, where 49-year-old Dina Navarrette was shot on Dec. 24, 2010, is owned by the parents of Thomas Howe Jr.  ...

Police blotter, Aug. 25, 2011

By Staff

Theft on Galaxy Court Someone stole items valued between $1,000 and $19,999 from a residence in the 700 block of Galaxy Court, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The incident was reported early Monday morning. Arrest in false ...

Deputy’s groin grab reasonable, sheriff says

By Paul Shockley

A deputy’s move to grab the testicles of a man who was resisting arrest was reasonable given the circumstances, albeit unorthodox, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Sheriff’s Department Deputy Hassan ...

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