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DEVELOPMENT FEES WAIVED FOR UNFINISHED RIFLE TOWNHOUSE PROJECT

Rifle—An unfinished townhouse development project will be completed thanks to the city council agreeing to extend fee reductions and building incentives. Developer Hal Holquist asked for the extension so his company could finish the other half of the 26-unit project at Willow Ranch.

GJ MAN CHARGED IN DEADLY NORTH DAKOTA CRASH

Watford City, N.D.—A Grand Junction man is facing a long prison term for a crash last weekend that killed two men in North Dakota. 32 year old Dustin Jeane has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide. Authorities say he was driving a pickup truck that went out of control on a state highway last Saturday morning, rolled in a ditch and killed his two passengers, 28 year old Aaron Clark and 32 year old Christopher Hoiland, both of Montana. If convicted, Jeane could get up to 20 years in prison. He is expected to enter a plea when he appears in court July 30th.

GJ MAN PLEADS GUILTY FOR DEADLY ROADSIDE CRASH NEAR PARACHUTE

Parachute—The man who hit and killed two good Samaritans on the roadside last fall near Parachute has pled guilty to a misdemeanor. 31 year old Derek Thompson entered his plea to one count of careless driving causing death. Thompson was driving a truck that hit and killed 30 year old Timothy Randall of
Grand Junction and 19 year old David Moore Junior of Clifton on November 5th. The oil and gas workers had stopped to help a motorist who's car had broken down on westbound I-70 near Parachute. Thompson will be sentenced July 17th. He could get a year in jail.

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