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    Crew saw deer before fatal 2014 copter crash

    Crew members spoke of seeing deer seconds before a helicopter struck a utility line south of Silt last year and crashed, killing the three on board. That’s according to a summary of...

  • Local briefs, July 6, 2015

    Panel on foreign aid set for July 23 This year alone, the United States will spend about $35 billion on foreign aid. Supporters say it’s a necessary expenditure, promoting peace,...

  • Fine triples in six months for Meeker guv candidate

    Fines against a Meeker Republican who ran for governor in 2014 have nearly tripled since the start of the year for failing to file numerous campaign finance reports. They’re reached ...

  • Blotter, July 6, 2015

    Dine-and-dashers sought Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is asking for help in finding a pair who left Famous Dave’s restaurant without paying for their meal. Shortly after 7 p.m....

  • Fireworks cause of brush fire, officials say

    Fireworks are to blame for a brush fire that burned a field on Chestnut Drive in Grand Junction on Saturday night. The fire at 2618 Chestnut Drive was reported at 9:30 p.m. Saturday,...

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    Taking part in a fruitful endeavor

    The cherries were so ripe they were practically black, growing in tight clusters all the way around the branches, which were bowed with the bounty. Down the bower-like rows of trees in Rob...

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    Once-bustling mining district did not deliver a boom

    Fulford was always a tease, according to Richard Perske. The gold miners and others who briefly settled in the community southeast of present-day Eagle kept expecting — hoping,...

  • Colorado joins suit against federal water regulations

    Thirteen states, including Colorado, are challenging a federal regulation defining “waters of the United States.” The suit, filed in Bismarck, North Dakota, federal court,...

  • Death Notices, July 6, 2015

    ■ Pauline Helen Salazar, 73, Grand Junction, died July 3, 2015, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Palisade Funeral Home. A service will be at 10 a.m....

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    Jennifer Blagg’s mother: Juror dredges up pain

    In her first public statements since a new trial was granted in Michael Blagg’s murder case, Jennifer Blagg’s mother called for “harsh but fair” punishment for the...

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    Old Glory back on top of Independence

    Old Glory snapped in the wind atop Independence Monument after volunteer climbers raised the flag there Saturday for all the world to see. It was the culmination of a decades-long...

  • 070515_4A_Fire_Chestnut_dah

    Brush fire threatens structures Saturday night

    A large brush fire burning on the city’s northwest side threatened several structures, but few details were available late Saturday night. Flames more than 100 feet tall burned...



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  • Obama: Fight against IS progressing, but still a long slog

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday conceded difficulties in fighting "opportunistic" and "nimble" Islamic State militants, but defended progress that had been made in combating the extremists in Iraq and Syria.

  • Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped.

  • Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

    VIENNA (AP) — As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well — a condition backed by Russia but opposed by the United States as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast influence.

  • US Chamber makes early entrance into 2016 Senate contests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is jumping in early to help Republicans hang onto control of the Senate in 2016, and going immediately on the attack.

  • POW-MIA chief to push for private-group aid to find war dead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission.

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