• Pot-friendly Grand Junction hotel cancels party

    A bring-your-own-marijuana gathering that would have been a first in Mesa County has been canceled. The Canna-Ball, a private party where those 21 and up could ingest or inhale marijuana,...

  • Getting It Right, Sept. 23, 2014

    A public meeting to discuss safety issues along the East Hill entrance into Colorado National Monument will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Glade Park Store picnic tables....

  • Blotter, Sept. 23, 2014

    Naked window-peeper cited Josh Crum, 35, was cited early Saturday on suspicion of indecent exposure after deputies were called out on a report of a naked man looking into home windows in...

  • Study to review well-pad tax valuation methods

    Colorado assessors plan to contract for a study that will help the state update how they value oil and gas well pad equipment for personal property tax purposes. Garfield County is poised...

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    County clerk touts years of experience in bid for re-election

    In her first term as Mesa County clerk and recorder, Sheila Reiner said she has worked to make her office run more efficiently in the face of county budget cuts, given her employees the...

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    Mesa County looks to buy bigger shop

    Mesa County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept a property deed and adopt a contract to acquire land at 916 19 1/2 Road for a new county road and bridge shop with enough space...

  • Candidates take shots at Common Core

    Common Core took a hit Monday from Republicans and Democrats running to represent Mesa County in the state Legislature. The candidates for state House districts 54 and 55, as well for...


  • US: Syria failed to confront Islamic State havens

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. has told the U.N. secretary-general that airstrikes against Islamic State group strongholds in Syria have begun because Syria's leaders have failed to stand up to the threat.

  • New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

    PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.

  • Mexico: 2 burned bodies found in congressman's car

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say two burned bodies have been discovered inside a vehicle in which a congressman and his driver were kidnapped a day earlier.

  • Yemeni Shiite rebel leader vows to fight al-Qaida

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of Shiite rebels who swept through Yemen's capital vowed on Tuesday to go after al-Qaida's branch in the country, a show of the group's strength and confidence as it ignored calls by the government for its fighters to leave the city.

  • Funds through divisive visa system helped SD dairy

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A couple that moved their dairy operation from Northern Ireland to South Dakota says a visa program that has become an issue in a U.S. Senate race helped them start off stronger financially.

  • Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.

  • Detroit official says water plan is working

    DETROIT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Detroit residents with overdue water bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service since August, but hundreds are still being cut off each day, a city official testified Tuesday.

  • Los Angeles port fire prompts school evacuation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — All container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles were shut down, a nearby school was evacuated, and area residents were advised to stay indoors as a precaution over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire Tuesday at a Port of Los Angeles wharf.

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  • More insurers to offer health law plans next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law.

  • Louisiana: Where politics and kegs mix quite well

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Photos of a vulnerable Democratic senator helping a constituent drink upside-down from a beer keg would be a faux pas six weeks before Election Day in many places.

  • Federal prison population drops by roughly 4,800

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.

  • Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television.

  • Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate inside Syria.

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