• Tipton favors donors over his constituents, Dem challenger says

    Former state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Democrat, bashed Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday, saying Tipton was giving free rein to a “land speculator from...

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    Man gets 6 months for illegal mining

    A Grand Junction man was sentenced this week to six months in federal prison after illegally mining amethyst crystals on federal land in Unaweep Canyon. Dennis Robert Schneider had pleaded...

  • Montrose clinic gets $1 million from feds

    A division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an influx of federal funding this week for community health centers across the country, including $1 million that...

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    Man accused of sexual assault

    A Clifton man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting an at-risk adult is being held at the Mesa County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 cash bond while awaiting formal charges. Olando Eloy...

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    Mastering life without sight

    Born without eyes, Gary Sasser is celebrating this week what most take for granted every day — living independently. He smiled and nodded as he was led up the stairs to the stage at...

  • Colorado Senate delays measure on pharmacy choice

    DENVER — The Colorado Senate delayed voting on a bill Thursday that would allow Coloradans a choice in what pharmacies they want to use. The delay came primarily from Sen. Owen Hill,...

  • New district member sits on Grand Valley Drainage

    The Grand Valley Drainage District has taken in nearly $700,000 in stormwater fees that are now the subject of a Mesa County District Court lawsuit. The district will defend its position...

  • Details scarce about Clifton shooting

    More than a week after a shooting in a Clifton apartment complex that left one person hospitalized, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has yet to release any significant details about...

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    Carjacking suspect was armed felon

    A convicted felon from Grand Junction tried to carjack a woman in the drive-thru of a Clifton fast-food restaurant on Wednesday, then ditched a loaded gun inside a nearby business and...

  • Local Briefs, May 6, 2016

    Veterans reps to be in Meeker     Representatives from Grand Junction’s Vet Center will meet with local veterans and their families at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans...

  • Death notices, May 6, 2016

    ■ John E. Cadez, 87, Grand Junction, died April 30, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the owner of a wholesale business. Survivors include three sons, Michael and Marc,...

  • Blotter: May 6, 2016

    Woman alleges strangling A Grand Junction man might face second-degree assault charges among others after being accused of squeezing a woman’s throat and pouring beer and cooking...



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  • Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services ground to a halt in Greece on Friday as workers walked off the job at the start of a three-day general strike protesting new bailout austerity measures they say will further reduce incomes.

  • Rio Tinto announces long-delayed expansion of Mongolia mine

    BEIJING (AP) — Mining giant Rio Tinto on Friday announced the launch of the next stage of a multibillion-dollar goal and copper mine in Mongolia following delays and political tension over revenue sharing and the foreign role in resource industries.

  • Scotland's independence party scores well but no majority

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured another term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in Scotland's parliamentary elections but fell short of an outright majority.

  • US Navy commander says canceled HK visit a minor hurdle

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet has dismissed the cancellation of a planned port visit to Hong Kong by an American aircraft carrier as a minor hurdle in relations between the two militaries.


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POLITICS
  • Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State attack on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq that killed U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was a surprise that, if anticipated, might have turned out differently, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

  • Obama administration proposed rules aimed at tax evasion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclosure more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers.

  • Obama commutes sentences for 58 federal prisoners

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a decade ago, a judge bemoaned that the life sentence she was about to impose on Charles C. Brown was overly harsh. This week, relief finally came to Brown, along with 57 other offenders.

  • AP Source: Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.

  • Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who was known during his 18 years representing the conservative state as someone who could work across the aisle, has died at age 82.

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