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    When a flash fire ripped through the building of a Whitewater black-powder manufacturer on Monday, an injured employee kept the situation from getting even worse. Instead of running from...

  • BLM imposes Garfield County fire restrictions

    The Bureau of Land Management has imposed fire restrictions starting Friday on lands it manages in Garfield County, reflecting the increasingly dry conditions in the region. “While...

  • R5 facility to be home of life-skills classroom

    While teenagers will be noticeably absent from the former R5 High School building in August, the halls won’t be empty of students for very long. The Young Americans Center, a...

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    Airline throws wingding to mark decade in valley

    Grand Junction Regional Airport officials on Thursday took note of the 10-year anniversary of Allegiant Air’s service connecting the airport with Las Vegas and, later, Los...

  • Space junk lights up western Colorado sky

    Attendees at the Black Canyon Astronomical Society’s presentation on Wednesday night just thought they were going to get a good look at the craters of the moon, maybe a peek at a...

  • Man who fled from cops had gun when caught, arrest warrant says

    A man wanted on violent criminal charges in Montrose and contacted Wednesday allegedly fled law enforcement and tossed a gun from his pocket during a foot chase, and was in possession of...

  • Blotter, July 29, 2016

    Clifton man dies in crash A 19-year-old Clifton man died Wednesday in a collision on Interstate 70 near Green River, Utah, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Edward Lyman was driving east...

  • Victim of fatal crash was Glenwood man

    The Garfield County coroner on Thursday said a Glenwood Springs man was the victim of a fatal accident on Interstate 70 outside Rifle Wednesday afternoon. Daniel Jacob Kobrin, 39, died of...

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    Authorities call off search for missing Delta woman

    Officials called off the search for an elderly Delta County woman who had been missing almost two weeks, after five days of combing a remote, rugged area of the Uncompahgre National...

  • Death notices, July 29, 2016

    ■ Gaye A. Adams, 71, Grand Junction, died July 28, 2016, at her home. No services will take place. She owned a floral shop. Survivors include her husband, Don L.; two sons, Brian...

  • Briefs, July 29, 2016

    Man hit by car on 12th Street badly hurt A man who was hit by a car while crossing North 12th Street on Thursday night was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with “serious...

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    DA: Birgfeld skull wrapped in duct tape

    Prosecutors giving opening statements Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Lester Jones revealed for the first time that Paige Birgfeld’s skull was wrapped in duct tape when...



  • Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking Friday at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just to the north for another month.

  • 2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a massive manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended with officers finding no one inside the home they had surrounded.

  • Change-of-plea hearing set for suspect in US Capitol plot

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group.

  • Lynch meets family of man killed by police in Baton Rouge

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday met with the family of a 37-year-old black man killed by Baton Rouge police and promised that the Justice Department will help both police and the community to overcome violent tragedies that have shaken Louisiana's state capital in the past month.

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  • Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.

  • Air Force seeks new land-based and air-launched nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Advancing what could become a near-total rebuild of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, the Air Force on Friday solicited industry proposals to build a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles as well as replacements for its air-launched nuclear cruise missile force.

  • Pentagon says no US military support for Turkey coup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday flatly rejected allegations by Turkey's president that the U.S. military was somehow involved in or in any way supported the recent failed coup in that country.

  • White House Singapore state dinner: Beef, and yellow flowers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — High-end American beef and yellow blossoms will feature prominently at the first White House state dinner for Singapore in more than three decades.

  • Computers hacked at Democrats' House campaign committee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The computers of the House Democratic campaign committee have been hacked, an intrusion that investigators say resembles the recent cyber breach of the Democratic National Committee for which the Russian government is the leading suspect.

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