Breaking News: Thursday, July 31, 2014

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10 Things to know for Thursday, July 31

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ISRAEL MOBILIZES 16,000 MORE RESERVISTS   The new call-up orders will allow the Israeli military to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which has already claimed more than 1,360 Palestinian lives. ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS 2. PUTIN TO ADDRESS CABINET ABOUT LATEST WESTERN SANCTIONS The Russian president is expected to discuss U.S. and European Union ...


GJ sets record low this morning

By Mike Wiggins

Two days after a record amount of rain fell in Grand Junction, the city experienced an all-time low. The temperature at Grand Junction Regional Airport dropped to 58 degrees at 6 a.m. today, tying the previous record for the date set in 1909, according to the National Weather Service. Highs in Grand Junction are expected to warm back up the next couple of days. Today’s high should be around 88 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Drier and ...


Mesa Verde pressed to provide water to wild horses

By The AP

CORTEZ — Wild horse advocates want Mesa Verde National Park to start giving water to its herds following the deaths of six horses. Dehydration likely played a role in the deaths of four horses found July 8. Two others were found in early June but officials tell the Cortez Journal more water was available then. Park wildlife biologist Neal Perry says the watering ban is standard on all federal public lands. Officials are instead looking at rounding up some of the park’s 100 ...


Landlord wants Avon eatery evicted for pot machine

By The AP

EAGLE — A Chicago real estate developer wants to evict an Avon restaurant for displaying a marijuana edibles vending machine, claiming the media and social media attention damaged the company’s reputation. No pot products were in the Zazzz machine when it was on display at Montana’s Smokehouse during a private party in April for its manufacturer, American Green. Benchmark Investors sued Montana’s owners claiming the event violated their lease. The Vail Daily ...


Man killed in accident on Redlands

By Mike Wiggins

An unidentified man died in a one-vehicle rollover accident late Wednesday night on the Redlands, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The driver was southbound on Redlands Parkway just before midnight when he veered off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail, veered back across the road and rolled onto an embankment. The vehicle landed on its top, police said. Police have not yet released any identifying information about the man. The accident closed the intersection ...


Ash borer detected in new places in Boulder

By The AP

BOULDER — The Colorado Department of Agriculture says a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer has been detected in additional places in Boulder. After the beetle was found in Boulder last September, the city was divided into a grid of one-square-mile sections and branches were sampled from each. The survey found trees in five sections were infested with the beetle, and the agriculture department says trees in three additional grid sections are now infested. Mitch Yergert ...


Prize-winning goat disappears from Greeley fair

By The AP

GREELEY — Greeley police are investigating who has the goat — the Grand Champion who vanished from the Weld County fair this week. The Greeley Tribune says that the red-colored Boer (BOHR’) goat was reported missing Monday, hours before it was scheduled to appear at the Junior Livestock Auction. Two of its halters were also gone. The goat is owned by 18-year-old David Smith of Niwot. His father says he doesn’t want to insinuate that someone stole the goat. He says ...


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