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    Fruita puts focus on roads

    By Kathleen Goddeyne Fruita roads will see a lot of improvements in 2015, as 51 percent of next year’s capital improvement funds is budgeted toward bettering city streets. Repairs...

  • Printer of Palisade ballots made goof on Front Range

    Palisade residents are not the only voters dealing with problems with their ballots this election season. The Adams County Clerk’s Office reported on Friday that they, too, had...

  • Worker killed on 
rig was 
GJ man

    The man killed in an accident at a drilling rig near Parachute on Tuesday was from Grand Junction, the Garfield County Coroner’s Office reports. Shane Hill, 34, died instantaneously...

  • Neal, Roman candidates for state board of education

    Grand Junction Republican Marcia Neal didn’t originally seek a second, six-year term on the state board of education. But at the behest of some supporters, she said, she decided to...

  • 3rd Congressional District: Tipton vs. Tapia

    U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican, is seeking his third term against a challenge by Abel Tapia, a Democrat and former state senator and former director of the Colorado Lottery. Tipton...

  • Getting It Right: Oct. 25, 2014

    A story on page 3A Friday should have said that the race for House District 55 includes Dan Thurlow and Chris Kennedy. It also should have said that the winner will replace Rep. Ray Scott,...

  • Getting it Right: Oct. 25, 2014

    The headline on a story on page 2A Friday should have omitted the word “acting” in referring to Mesa County Sheriff Rebecca Spiess. ...


  • Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad.

  • Extremists shell northern Syrian town

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops.

  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

  • Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.

  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

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