• ‘Good Samaritan shot by motorist’ actually shot himself, sheriff says

    A man who claimed to have been shot by a motorist he’d stopped to help on Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle earlier this month actually shot himself, the Garfield County...

  • Health insurer laying off staff to reduce costs

    More than 30 Rocky Mountain Health Plans employees received layoff notices on Friday as the insurer took steps to reduce costs as part of a company retrenchment. An exact number was...

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    1st Mesa County felony DUI: guilty

    A Clifton woman convicted in April of her seventh impaired driving conviction was sentenced to three years in a low-security community corrections facility Friday by Mesa County District...

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    Councilor hired for broadband project

    A Grand Junction city councilor is taking over the effort to expand broadband in a six-county area of the Western Slope. Chris Kennedy will continue living in Grand Junction while working...

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    Man suspected of molesting at-risk girl

    A Grand Junction man has been arrested on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old autistic girl. Joshua Strider Johnson, 37, could be charged with felony counts of sexual...

  • Cows, July 30, 2016

    Delta Sales Yard Inc.: Market report for July 28: Steers: 400 to 500 lbs., $1.55 to $1.70; 500 to 600 lbs., $1.50 to $1.62; 600 to 700 lbs., $1.40 to $1.57; 700 to 800 lbs., $1.34 to...

  • Death Notices, July 30, 2016

    ■ Juanita Ruth Erikson, 97, Grand Junction, died July 27, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital. No services will take place. She was a homemaker. ■ Lois Jean Rupe, 72, Grand...

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    BLM moves to cancel gas leases

    Advocates for protecting Thompson Divide from oil and gas development moved a major step closer to their goal — and the energy industry perhaps a step closer to the courthouse —...

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    Second arrest in death of toddler

    A second woman arrested in connection with the murder of a Grand Junction toddler has been accused of inflicting an array of horrific, abusive acts on the child, including swinging her by...

  • Briefs, July 30, 2016

    Host families needed for Up with People Host families are needed for Up with People cast members visiting Grand Junction for a performance in August. Cast members will arrive Aug. 22...

  • Blotter, July 30, 2016

    Assault charged leveled A Palisade man was issued a cash bond Friday in Mesa County court, where he appeared on potential charges of assault and domestic violence for punching a victim...

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    Western Slope 
gaining priority 
in state judiciary

    An effort to expand the federal judicial system on the Western Slope has taken concrete steps in the last six years, said John Walsh, the U.S. attorney for Colorado, who is stepping down...


  • US Army secretary says US-South Korea war games to proceed

    JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning said Saturday that annual military drills between the United States and South Korea would go ahead next month, despite North Korea's warning of a "vicious" showdown if the war games proceed.

  • Pope urges clergy to go into the world, tend to the needy

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged Catholic priests and nuns to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy as he celebrated a Mass on Saturday in a Polish church dedicated to St. John Paul II, the Polish pontiff whose staunch defense of workers' rights in the 1970s and '80s challenged his nation's then-Communist rulers.

  • Security suddenly boosted at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has suddenly boosted its security in a move authorities there have linked to the "national threat level," snarling traffic as military police check cars coming to drop passengers off.

  • Thousands, including PM, attends Stockholm's gay pride march

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, including Sweden's prime minister, have participated in Stockholm's annual gay pride parade, walking along streets sprinkled with balloons and rainbow flags.

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  • Duke seeks return to political relevance on Trump coattails

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It would be hard to overstate how much former KKK leader David Duke has attempted to link his 2016 surprise Senate bid to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

  • Courts derail voting limits pushed by GOP in 3 states

    CHICAGO (AP) — Courts have dealt setbacks in three states to Republican efforts that critics contend restrict voting rights — blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.

  • Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said Friday.

  • Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states

    CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.

  • 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.

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