• Car going wrong way ends up in water

    A night of alleged drinking and drug use led to two men traveling along Interstate 70 late Sunday in the wrong direction, and their vehicle ending up down an embankment partially submerged...

  • Commissioners approve weed spraying, drainage project

    On Monday morning, Mesa County commissioners approved contracts for weed-spraying work and a flooding prevention project and gave the final nod for county staff to apply for a grant aimed...

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    President acknowledges local doctor

    Dr. Glenn Madrid doesn’t see all his patients every day, but he’s able to keep up with them using an innovative program that earned recognition from President Barack...

  • Dems OK minimum wage increase; GOP has votes to block it

    The Colorado House gave preliminary approval to two measures Monday that would raise the state’s minimum wage, but those victories are expected to be short-lived. One measure,...

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    City Council expected to support cost 
of senior housing project near St. Mary’s

    Grand Junction City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to pay as much as $400,000 in impact fees to offset the cost of constructing 64 affordable apartments for seniors near St....

  • In Brief, March 31, 2015

    Public shooting range closed April 1 The popular shooting range along 27 1/4 Road in the north desert area will be closed to the public all day on Wednesday, April 1, due to law...

  • Blotter, March 31, 2015

    Man who died from accidental gunshot ID’d The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has identified the elderly man who died last week from an accidental gunshot wound as Jerrell...

  • Death Notices, March 31, 2015

    ■ Janice R. Bridwell, 98, Delta, died March 26, 2015. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Interment will follow at the Delta City...

  • Others remember Bill Robinson

    Others remember Bill Robinson “We were glad to have him along on trips because he kept everyone laughing,” said David Bailey, curator of history at the Museum of Western...

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    Robinson, beloved leader of university’s theatre department, dies at 92

    Whether it was the amaryllis flowers inside his Grand Junction home or the theatre department at the former Mesa Junior College and Mesa State College, Bill Robinson was always growing...

  • Tony Erickson new

    Palisade police chief on leave

    Palisade Police Chief Tony Erickson was placed on paid administrative leave last week pending a possible investigation. Erickson confirmed Monday he is on leave, effective last Wednesday,...

  • Severance cash may be tapped to boost budget

    Severance taxes shouldn’t be used to help defray the costs of a refund to taxpayers, but the “sad reality” is that they are part of the problem, said senators Monday who...


  • Nigerians await final tally in bitter presidential vote

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The second day of vote counting in a bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will be governing Africa's richest and biggest nation.

  • French eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules

    PARIS (AP) — French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster.

  • Poland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Defense Ministry says it plans to train about 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, joining a NATO effort to improve Ukraine's defense capabilities as it struggles with a pro-Russia insurgency in its east.

  • Spain: Police arrest family, say sons were to join jihad

    MADRID (AP) — Police on Tuesday arrested four members of a family, including 16-year-old twin boys who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters, the Interior Ministry said.

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