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    Roundabout plan taking shape

    Despite a healthy dose of opposition by some residents, construction is imminent for a roundabout at Broadway and Redlands Parkway. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation...

  • Garfield invokes new state rules for Ursa drilling plan near school

    Garfield County commissioners on Monday decided to take advantage of new state rules governing proposed drilling in urban areas in the case of a company’s proposal to drill near Grand...

  • CenturyLink to offer gigabit internet in GJ

    Internet service provider CenturyLink on Monday announced its plans to offer 1 gigabit broadband service to select businesses that qualify in Grand Junction. Mark Soltes,...

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    Footprints trip up alleged vandal

    A man who allegedly was at least partially identified by his shoe prints — left clearly in the dust of a fire extinguisher spread as part of a vandalism spree at Orchard Avenue...

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    Coroner: Rider in fatal motorcycle wreck was drunk

    The man who was killed last week when his dirt bike crashed into a car was not wearing a helmet and had a high blood-alcohol level, according to information released by the Mesa County...

  • Blotter, June 28, 2016

    Ex-wife videos ex-husband allegedly vandalizing truck A 55-year-old Mesa County man accused of driving by his ex-wife’s home multiple times while throwing zip-closed baggies full...

  • Briefs, June 28, 2016

    Garfield looking into ‘accidental’ shooting The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office on Monday was continuing to investigate the circumstances behind the shooting of a...

  • Bill seeks release of protected parcels

    U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is proposing releasing three areas in Mesa, Delta and Jackson counties from further consideration for designation as wilderness areas, an action he says would get...

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    Man accused of sexually abusing 2 kids over 6 years

    A 77-year-old Clifton man accused of sexually abusing two children over a nearly six-year period has been arrested and faces more than 40 criminal charges in the case. Raymond Leonard, 77,...

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    Feeling the itch

    Mosquito-control officials are scrambling to get ahead of the blood-sucking pests, after some changes in how the district does business and the departure of its leader put it behind...

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    Archeology students in the field

    While most folks sought air conditioning and swimming pools during the triple-digit temperatures last week, a handful of students and staff from Colorado Mesa University went digging for...

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    Alcohol levels high in pair who drowned in Highline Canal

    Two people who drowned after their car crashed into a canal on June 24 have been identified as Grand Junction residents Micah Schmidt and Sarah Collison. Schmidt, 26, was driving the 2012...



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  • New Jersey senator protests Puerto Rico bill on Senate floor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey senator is monopolizing the Senate floor to protest legislation that would help Puerto Rico with its crippling debt.

  • Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee.

  • 'Lone wolf' terror attacks inspired by IS to persist in West

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of "lone wolf" acts of terrorism inspired by the Islamic State will persist in the West, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday, even as the extremist group loses battles and territory in the Middle East.

  • Super PAC linked to Senate leader reserves air time for fall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A super political action committee tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced its first round of fall TV media ad reservations — including a small buy in Missouri where the GOP incumbent is considered safe.

  • Comparison of congressional reports on 2012 Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of key findings in investigations into the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans:





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