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Blotter, May 4, 2016

By Staff

Police seek crash witnesses The Delta Police Department is looking for a witnesses to a car versus bicycle accident that left the juvenile bicyclist hospitalized with serious injuries on April 24 near the intersection of I Road and 1600 ...

Colorado Senate passes juvenile life-sentencing bill

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s GOP-led Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation today that would bring the state in line with U.S. Supreme Court rulings that mandatory life sentences without parole for youth offenders are ...

Denver suburb uses pot sales tax revenue to help homeless

By The AP

AURORA — The Denver suburb of Aurora is using recreational marijuana sales tax revenue to help the homeless. The Aurora Sentinel reported Tuesday that among the projects receiving money is the Colfax Community Network, which educates ...

Takes a village to corral llama north of Boulder, Colorado

By The AP

BOULDER — The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says it took a village to corral a llama named Ethel who had wandered from her pasture in Niwot, north of the city of Boulder. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield says ...


Huge boost for schools: 10-gigabit broadband

By Katie Langford

After two years and 68 miles of fiber optic cable installation, School District 51 is one of the first and largest organizations in Mesa County to make the leap to fiber-based broadband. District 51 signed a 10-year contract with Unite ...

Pawn shop owner linked to burglaries

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction pawnbroker accused of fencing nearly $15,000 worth of stolen goods — including guns taken from the Museum of the West downtown and several other items linked to a rash of burglaries last year — could face nine ...

Death notices, May 4, 2016

By Staff

■ Charmaine Ione Boyer, 57, Grand Junction, died May 2, 2016, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center. Services will take place at a later date. She was a care assistant at a nursing home. Survivors include her husband, Robert Wayne; two ...

SMH Kilimanjaro

Sponsored Content: Reaching a peak in an African girl’s school by way of a mountain

By Sponsored Content

Nancy Lofholm For St. Mary’s Medical Center Climbing to the top of Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro was an awe-inspiring achievement for St. Mary’s hospitalists Dr. Dan Harris and physician assistant Marcia Mendenhall. Spending ...

Denver Zoo euthanizes lion suffering from liver disease.

By The AP

DENVER — The Denver Zoo has euthanized a 3-year-old lion that had been suffering from liver disease. The Denver Post reports Sango was euthanized Saturday. The zoo says he began having seizures about a week ago and worsened until he was ...

Email letters, May 3, 2016

By Staff

Monument setting record numbers without change in designation It was so refreshing the other day to see a front-page article about the Colorado National Monument exceeding its wildest expectation of the amount of tourism. It was an absolute ...

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