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Trader of meth, stolen goods draws lengthy prison term

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A Grand Junction man was sentenced to 33 years in prison Wednesday for orchestrating a criminal operation in which he traded methamphetamine for thousands of dollars worth of stolen items. Guy Rowe, 46, had previously pleaded guilty to two ...

Palisade officer back on job after disciplinary action

By Paul Shockley

Palisade Police Chief Carroll Quarles on Wednesday said an officer who had been accused of harassing an ex-girlfriend is back on the job. Stephen Tonello, 26, returned to work Nov. 9, three days after Mesa County prosecutors filed a court ...


Mesa State senior hoping knees hold up for season

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The bad knee is all good. The good knee, though, is not so good. Such is life for Mesa State College senior forward Justin Ashbaugh, who missed all of last season after he tore ligaments in his left knee on the first day of school. “I ...

Political ardor cools for climate-change bill

By Staff

Senate action on a cap-and-trade climate bill has been put off until at least next spring, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this week. That delay may well mean that no climate bill will pass the full Senate until at least a year from ...

Fruita fields inquiries about setting up shop after marijuana vote

By Amy Hamilton

Only a day after the Fruita City Council voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries inside city limits, phone calls already were coming in to city planners about dispensaries wanting to set up shop. On Tuesday night, the council voted ...

Briefs, Nov. 18, 2009

By Staff

Clinic fundraiser tonight in Palisade The Women Dems of Mesa County Outreach Committee will have a fundraiser for Marillac Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Wine Country Inn in Palisade. A donation of $35 is requested. Hors d’oeuvres, ...


Ex-Grand Junction man arrested in wife’s murder

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A former Grand Junction hotel owner who became a successful professional poker player in his native England after his wife disappeared in western Colorado in 1997 has been arrested, accused of killing her and dumping her body. Marcus ...

Store workers looking over City Market’s contract offer

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City Market employees are looking over the details of the company’s final contract offer, which was delivered to them Wednesday. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 offered no immediate response to the offer and said no ...

Expert on energy-efficient buildings at GJ conference

By Staff

An authority on energy- efficient construction techniques will speak Friday in Grand Junction. Joseph Lstiburek is a principal of Building Science Corp. and a forensic engineer. He heads one of four Building America program teams for the U.S. ...

History of Colorado River flows is subject of talk

By Dave Buchanan

Everywhere except in the West, water flows downhill. Here, it flows uphill toward money. At last reckoning, 64 percent of the Colorado River’s natural flow goes to transmountain diversions, where it waters the lawns of Front Range ...

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