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.
In a surprise move Tuesday and without offering details as to why, the Grand … more
Reflecting a surge in handgun demand in 2013 across Colorado, Mesa County … 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
Juli Jacobson never expected a video mistakenly captured five years ago would lead to national … more
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced changes for how inmate visits can be … more
A local man faces a possible felony charge for the poor health of his 85-year-old mother, who was … 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
Level 3 State Championships … more
Montrose 43, Fruita Monument 35 … 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
I thought maybe my teapot was broken. How else to explain why I kept falling down? … more
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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.
DENVER (AP) — Paul Stastny scored twice and added two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Monday night.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting a motorcyclist several times and backing his SUV into another — after almost hitting them as they exited an interstate.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A suicidal gunman opened fire at a Reno hospital campus Tuesday, killing one person, critically wounding two others and sending police on a door-to-door search within the facility amid the chaos.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Amish couple who fled their home with their 11-year-old daughter so she wouldn't be forced to get chemotherapy could be home for the holidays but not without a favorable decision from a judge, their lawyer says.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — About 1,500 incarcerated New York City teens have received behavioral therapy aimed at lowering their chances of returning to jail in the first year of a Goldman Sachs-funded program that's the first U.S. effort to lure private investors to finance public social programs.