• 092516_Coal_shutdown_plans

    Fallout from Tri-State deal

    NUCLA — Sitting in a computerized control room, John Martinez can keep a close eye on the operations of the Nucla Station as the coal-fired plant’s turbines churn out...

  • BLM office 
in Junction 
to see change

    Grand Junction will no longer be home to a district Bureau of Land Management office after the agency’s Grand Junction Field Office gets transferred from the northwest Colorado...

  • 092516_3a_Cider_fest_dah_bw

    Event hopes to build hard cider industry

    Cider house rules. Or in this case, Palisade Cider Bash rules. At least, that’s what the organizers of the second annual event of that name hope will be the case in years to...

  • 092516_3a_march_band_dah_bw

    Marching bands put on a show

    Forget the old image of marching bands walking in straight lines banging drums and delicately balancing a tuba on someone’s shoulders. Today’s bands are far more...

  • Artists to paint the underpasses along riverfront

    Some see a concrete structure, while others see a blank canvas, ripe for creativity. Thanks to a program — aRT, or Art on the Riverfront Trail by the Grand Junction Commission on...

  • Nucla Station already seeing seasonal shutdowns

    Market conditions have been having a definite bearing on the Nucla Station. It’s scheduled for another seasonal shutdown in a matter of days and is expected to operate just 120 days...


    Reaction in the wake of recently announced agreements to eventually close the Nucla Station power plant and New Horizon Mine supplying it, and Unit 1 of the Craig Station power...

  • Blotter: Sept. 25, 2016

    Police seek hotel mugger Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who took a wallet from an elderly hotel guest earlier this month. The man,...

  • Death notices for 9-25-16

    ■ Alan B. Chandler, 76, Grand Junction, died Sept. 22, 2016, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Palisade Cemetery. He was a truck...

  • Traffic Alert, Sept. 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America’s story. With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of...

  • Biz Buzz: Sept. 25, 2016

    The top of the heap for many in terms of annual air shows is the huge Oshkosh show, held this past July in Wisconsin. Imagine thrill of the young people in the High Country Aviation...

  • 092416_3a_debate

    Challenger: Park status is cash cow

    One avenue out of Mesa County’s financial difficulties is changing Colorado National Monument to a national park, a challenger for the County Commission said. “I think...


  • UK police arrest man in hacking of Pippa Middleton's phone

    LONDON (AP) — London police say they have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of hacking the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and stealing 3,000 photographs.

  • Swiss vote on new law to beef up intelligence services

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters were deciding Sunday whether to back a new law aimed at strengthening the ability of intelligence services to counter rapidly-evolving threats posed by spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.

  • In battle for Iraq's Mosul, many forces with many motives

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group.

  • North Korean defectors who became Chinese brides end silence

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South Korea and leave their children. Women who've made that choice have lived with the guilt and shame for years, but some are breaking their silence and trying to get international help for their situation. What some of the women told The Associated Press about their experiences:

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