Reflecting a surge in handgun demand in 2013 across Colorado, Mesa County residents this year successfully applied for concealed-handgun permits at a rate nearly doubling the pace of just two years ago, according to Mesa County Sheriff’s Office data.
As of Nov. 15, there were 1,539 applications made and approved through the sheriff’s office, according to department figures. The data reflects the most recent available totals.
In a surprise move Tuesday and without offering details as to why, the Grand Junction Airport Authority Board fired Rex Tippetts, its director of aviation. Tippetts, who has been head of the airport since 2005, had already been placed on paid administrative leave as a direct result of an FBI and U.S. Department of Transportation investigation into possible financial fraud at the facility.
A local man faces a possible felony charge for the poor health of his … more
Juli Jacobson never expected a video mistakenly captured five years ago would … more
Oil and gas companies will have to report smaller spills sooner under new rules … more
A recently hydraulically fractured horizontal oil and gas well was drilled … more
A project to drill for oil near Whitewater that was planned to begin this winter … more
Fruita’s Parade of Lights offers plenty of bright lights Saturday
Rachel Sauer learns to snowboard on the final adventure.
View imaginative ginger- bread houses from the Olde Fashioned contest.
Girls basketball, wrestling, skiing on the Mesa, and outdoor photos here.
Make holiday shopping easy. Order the “Drink It In” wine guide here.
It’s not your imagination. This stuff is everywhere!
A project to drill for oil near Whitewater that was planned to begin this winter won’t move … more
■ Heidi Breckenridge, 37, Grand Junction, died Dec. 8, 2013, at her home. … more
No injuries in house fire … more
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced changes for how inmate visits can be … more
Anyone who has passed some but not all sections of the General Educational Development, or GED, … more
In a surprise move Tuesday and without offering details as to why, the Grand Junction Airport … more
A federal judge decided Monday what many people already believe — that the wholesale … more
This letter is in regard to the letter to the editor from Nicolle Bowden regarding taxes, the tea … more
“Just letting you know I’m going to Denver. I will be safe.” … more
This letter is in response to Eileen O’Toole’s recent letter to the editor regarding … more
While a teenage girl clings to life in a Front Range hospital, Coloradans are once again facing … more
Bush administration scandals worse than Obama’s scandals Some conservatives want to label … more
The First Edition and a young Kenny Rogers were bit discombobulated way back in 1968: … more
Gymnastics … more
With coaching changes, offices shuffling, storage issues and the changing times and technology … more
Kaitlin Ammermann made four 3-pointers for a team-high 12 points as Montrose defeated Fruita … more
Montrose 43, Fruita Monument 35 … more
Level 3 State Championships … more
A mere week from today, the stockings will be down from where they were hung with care or propped … more
Colorado’s first statewide nonprofit health insurance cooperative launched a new awareness … more
Health fair booths available … more
■ Richard Moran of Rangely graduated Dec. 14 from Emporia State University in Emporia, … more
GPA: 3.826 … more
It’s not often that quilt designs stimulate our salivary glands. … more
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado high school student who critically wounded a classmate before killing himself on Friday may have planned to attack five rooms inside the school, a sheriff said.
DENVER (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 30 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 105-93 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Shaun White's balky left ankle apparently isn't going to keep the two-time Olympic gold medalist out of this weekend's World Cup event in Colorado.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trindon Holliday stands just 5-foot-5 and might tip the scales at 170 pounds if he wolfs down a big breakfast. Still, he figures he knows exactly how those big, beefy baseball sluggers must feel drawing intentional walks.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The student who opened fire at his suburban Denver high school last week apparently planned to attack at least five different areas, investigators said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An operative of a Lebanese-based militant group and an Islamic militant group responsible for an attack on an Algerian gas facility that killed nearly 40 people, including three Americans, are being added to the State Department's list of terrorists.
ATLANTA (AP) — Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health insurance industry says consumers will get an extra 10 days to pay their first month's premium under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
SEATTLE (AP) — Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state's new legal pot system.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of deleting text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.