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Man gets 69 years for operating meth ring

By Amy Hamilton

A 50-year-old man who was the leader of a local methamphetamine ring was sentenced Wednesday to 69 years in prison. Steven Anthony Valles was convicted by a jury in February on eight drug-related charges, including conspiracy, distribution ...

Ex-congressman to speak on Colorado gas industry

By Dennis Webb

Gubernatorial candidate and former congressman Scott McInnis is scheduled to address a meeting of the National Association of Royalty Owners in Parachute on Saturday. State Rep. Kathleen Curry, D-Gunnison, also will speak at the Western ...

Man gets 15 months in wreck that killed 2

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for his role in a traffic accident that killed his daughter and his girlfriend nearly two years ago. “I have to live with this haunting on my conscious, and that’s the ...

Cops look for armed shooting suspect

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Grand Junction police obtained a warrant Thursday for a convicted felon believed to have shot another man multiple times outside the victim’s apartment last weekend. Robert Roy Rodriguez, 22, is wanted on suspicion of attempted ...

Business ideas from state slammed locally

By Emily Shockley

Local business operators panned training and resource collaboration suggestions made by the Governor’s Jobs Cabinet members Wednesday. Suggestions included getting business, government and commerce entities to speak more freely with one ...


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A man with residences in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction was found shot to death in a Colorado Springs park Monday, a day before he was scheduled to go to trial on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl. Jon Hazard, 43, ...

Judge will rule on sex charges for ex-teacher

By Paul Shockley

A teenage girl at the center of sexual assault allegations against a former educator and police officer remained “very articulate” during two interviews in 2008, according to testimony on Wednesday. Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Mesa State tennis team showered with awards

By Allen Gemaehlich

The Mesa State College men’s and women’s tennis teams had successful seasons and did it with sportsmanship. The Mavericks, who qualified for the NCAA Division II regionals in both men’s and women’s tennis, were ...


trong baseball season leads to increased numbers at skills and hitting camp for Mavs

By Allen Gemaehlich

Several boys and girls around Grand Junction know all about the Mesa State College baseball team’s accomplishments this season. As a result, more than 50 boys and a few girls ages 8-12 were eager to learn from the Mavericks this week in ...

Dixie Burmeister Column June 03, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

I hadn’t planned on writing much about the tomato gardening competition between my husband, Fred, and me. However, because of a few added challenges, suspected espionage, secret plant food, secret advice and warnings, the lines have ...

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