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    Sloppy trail conditions postpone Rumble at 18 Road till May 2-3

    Persistent rain that fell Thursday night and Friday placed a damper on some outdoor, weekend activities that have been canceled or postponed. The 14th annual Southwest Arbor Fest,...

  • 041815_3a_PITTS_Bill_CITY_COUNCIL

    Civic leader, inventor Bill Pitts dies

    Bill Pitts, a former Grand Junction mayor, inventor, private pilot, business developer, real estate professional and family man, died Thursday. Pitts, 81, had a medical emergency April 7,...

  • 041815_oil_gas_bladderpod

    Rio Blanco plant project to face legal challenge

    An oil and gas trade group and some northwestern Colorado governments are legally challenging the federal government’s actions in connection with an effort to help two rare plants...

  • EDDY_Rodney_new

    Mesa man may avoid prison in plea deal

    For the second time in as many months, a plea agreement was formalized in a Mesa County courtroom that could resolve a seven-year-old child sex assault case against a former police...

  • COLBURN_Theo

    Study points to chemicals’ health threats

    A new study that was a focus of the last several years of a late Paonia scientist’s life raises concerns about health threats of four related chemicals that are pervasive in homes and...

  • House OKs bill giving contraceptive devices to state’s teenage girls

    DENVER — Even though there’s no appropriated money for it, the Colorado House on Friday approved a bill to provide intrauterine devices to teen girls to prevent them from...

  • 041815_Farm_land

    County backs easement, after deliberation

    A proposed 22-acre conservation easement has won the Mesa County Commission’s blessing, but the board said future proposals will get greater scrutiny. The commission outlined a list...

  • Getting It Right, April 18, 2015

    A story on page 10A Friday should have said that a community forum hosted by the Citizens for a Healthy Community will be held today in Hotchkiss. The forum will be 1:30 p.m. today at...

  • Deaths notices, April 18, 2015

    ■ Michael Francis Barrett, 62, Grand Junction, died April 9, 2015, at at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Services are pending with Legacy Funeral Home. Mr....

  • 041715_1a_R5

    R-5 searching for new home

    It may not go anywhere, but the search for a new location for R-5 High School is on. District 51 Director of Academic Options Ron Roybal confirmed this week the district has looked at some...

  • 041715_2a_greeks_gdd

    New presence on university campus

    It feels good to be a founding member of a sorority chapter. Just ask any of the 54 members of Colorado Mesa University’s first sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha. The group was given a...

  • BUESCHER_Bernie

    Ongoing oil and gas 
task force proposed

    A former Grand Junction lawmaker who sat on the recent state oil and gas task force says he supports a proposal to create a new committee to continue working on issues that the task force...



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