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Blotter: March 09, 2009

By Staff

Man ID’d as crash victim •  A Fruita man has been identified as the driver killed when his pickup went into the Colorado River in De Beque Canyon. Lazar Szocs, 79, died from drowning, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office ...

Fire destroys home on D 3/4 Road

By Carrie Marfitano

An early-morning fire destroyed a home at 237 D 3/4 Road early Sunday. The Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at 1:43 a.m. Sunday. The first firefighters on the scene indicated that the house was engulfed in flames. ...

Japanese students tour Grand Valley

By Staff

Twenty Japanese exchange students studying to be travel agents are spending three weeks traveling around the region learning how to better market the area as a tourist destination. The students are from Tokyo and are studying at JTB Global ...

GJ to spend $2 million on energy efficiency

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Grand Junction will sink more than $2 million this year into an array of projects intended to cut the city’s energy costs and make city buildings operate more efficiently. Many of the 74 measures that will be implemented in 17 city ...

Some exemptions for property taxes may fall victim to poor economy

By Staff

The state Legislature has been considering a proposal to temporarily eliminate property tax exemptions for seniors and disabled veterans to help bridge the state’s funding gap. The proposal was one of “dozens” of ...

Fatal crash suspect now free on bond

By Carrie Marfitano

A Parachute man charged in the deaths of Shandi Boetel, 21, and her 6-month-old daughter in a collision on North Avenue has been freed after posting bond. Derrick Maxfield, 20, was released Thursday from Mesa County Jail. His bond had been ...


Two lives cut short, Shandi Botel and Natalia Casiano

By Carrie Marfitano

Shandi Boetel lay in her casket and held her baby, Natalia, in her arms one last time while a few dozen friends and family came to pay their respects Sunday morning. Members of Boetel’s family traveled from Denver and Ohio for the ...

Student Voices: March 09, 2009

By Staff

Logan Kindall of Pear Park Baptist School argues against gun control; Violet Mullennex of Pear Park Baptist comments on homeless people in city parks. Chris Martinez of Fruita 8/9 calls for ownership of hybrid cars, and Nancy Garcia, student ...


SOW Stephanie Kazokas March 09, 2009

By Staff

Stephanie Kazokas will visit a cadaver laboratory in Denver in April. And she’s excited about it. “I’m really looking forward to that,” said the 18-year-old Grand Junction high School senior. “I’ll be able ...

Paonia gh Reg champ 3-7-9

Defense leads Paonia to Class 2A Region 5 title

By Staff

Paonia put on a defensive clinic Saturday, holding Rangely to 28 points in a 41-28 victory in the Class 2A girls Region 5 tournament championship game at Mesa State, the Eagles’ third district title in a row. Paonia now heads to Pueblo ...

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