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Suspect pleads not guilty to two murders in 1975

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An over-the-road truck driver pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stabbing to death a Grand Junction mother and daughter in 1975, setting the stage for a trial that is expected to focus on DNA evidence and the suspect’s history of committing ...

Shooting in Pear Park was possibly self-defense

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Sheriff’s Department investigators are exploring self-defense as a possible motive in a Pear Park shooting early Sunday that left one person dead and one person injured. The agency said Tuesday in a news release that a final ...


Voters extend terms for Mesa County officials

By Staff

The voters of Mesa County decided the terms of office for sheriff, district attorney and coroner should be extended by one, four-year term, allowing them to serve three terms or 12 years. A citizens group, the Citizens Three Term Initiative, ...

Term-limits extension was the right decision

By Staff

Tuesday’s votes on extending term limits for three elected positions related to law enforcement may not have been a referendum on the men who currently hold those offices. But by extending the term limits for Mesa County sheriff, ...

Grand Junction landscape worker gets back on his feet after brush with death

By Amy Hamilton

By all accounts, Josh Gill shouldn’t be alive today. The people who saw the 23-year-old landscape worker after a freak accident Oct. 21 thought he was a goner, from the neighbors who raced across the street and used a chain saw to ...

Doctor’s wife suspected of ramming vehicle

By Amy Hamilton

The wife of a doctor whose regional offices were raided last month by officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration was arrested on a warrant Friday. Cheryl Christine Jahani, 47, is accused of ramming her vehicle into the vehicle of ...

New armory in Grand Junction part of state budget 2010

By Staff

The Colorado budget for 2010 will contain money for construction of a new Colorado National Guard armory near the Western Slope Veterans Cemetery in Grand Junction. Gov. Bill Ritter’s proposal, which must be approved by the Legislature ...

51,685 commenters weigh in on BLM’s oil-shale lease plans

By Dennis Webb

The federal government received 51,685 comments in connection with its plans to issue a second round of oil shale leases in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The Bureau of Land Management discussed the comments in a Federal Register notice ...

Mikolai wins school board race

By Emily Shockley

Greg Mikolai said he was “a little awestruck” to learn he won the School District 51 Board of Education race Tuesday night. He said he expected the news to sink in after a few hours, and then he’d get ready to buckle down ...

Low-profile races in off-year vote

By Staff

Aside from the issue of term limits, there was not much on this year’s ballot for most Mesa County residents to get excited about. Being an off-year election, this Nov. 3 lacked the hype of last year’s presidential election, and ...

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