• Groups turn focus to opposing Initiative 71

    Backers of two Colorado oil and gas initiatives won’t appeal a Secretary of State Office decision to keep the measures off the ballot and instead are turning their immediate focus to...

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    Officials head west to promote Jordan Cove

    Several western Colorado officials will travel to Coos Bay, Oregon, next week to show a united front in hopes of encouraging a federal agency to back a project that would carry natural gas...

  • City offers voluntary ‘layoffs’

    Employees with the city of Grand Junction have been offered voluntary layoff options, in light of strict budget restraints for the remainder of this year, and in anticipation of a lean 2017...

  • Death notices, Sept. 29, 2016

    ■ Former Grand Junction resident Douglas Anthony Berg, 54, California, died April 20, 2016, in California. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of...

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    Drug sales suspected in arrests of 2 women

    Two women face multiple felony charges after Grand Junction police who searched a car they were in found two guns, including one that was loaded; varying amounts of methamphetamine,...

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    Intruder in bedroom at 3 a.m., woman says

    A Grand Junction woman had a rude awakening Wednesday morning when an intruder entered her bedroom sometime after 3 a.m., shook her shoulders and said, “Mom, wake up.” The...

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    Man tried to hire boys for sex acts, police say

    A Montrose man accused of paying a 15-year-old boy for a sexual act and offering two other teens money for sex is facing felony counts of patronizing a prostituted child and inducement of...

  • Economic boosters win international award

    Three Grand Junction entities that work to boost economic development in the Grand Valley won an international award this week. The Grand Junction Economic Partnership, Business Incubator...

  • Blotter: Sept. 29, 2016

    Attempted romance alleged Sheriff’s deputies responded to a concern about an apparently unwelcome admirer who left a bottle of wine and a romantic note on a 68-year-old...

  • Cops looking for driver who caused truck crash

    Authorities on Wednesday still had not located the driver of a car they say caused an accident in which a truck overturned and spilled some 4,000 gallons of oil in Rifle. The truck’s...

  • Principal reassigned after crash

    School District 51 announced Wednesday that Mount Garfield Middle School Principal Hal Templeton will be reassigned to another job following his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run car...

  • Dave Says: Get yourself out of it

    Get yourself out of it Dear Dave, I make $2,100 a month after taxes, and I have accumulated $46,000 in credit card debt. My husband makes more than I do, but he won’t help me. He...



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INTERNATIONAL
  • Colombia's ELN rebels say they are ready for peace talks

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rebels in Colombia from the National Liberation Army say they are ready to overcome outstanding differences with the government and initiate stalled peace talks.

  • Tropical Storm Matthew lashes islands of eastern Caribbean

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Tropical Storm Matthew lashed islands in the eastern Caribbean with heavy wind and rain Wednesday night as it gained strength and headed west.

  • UN criticized for failure to stop hospital attacks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council came under sharp criticism Wednesday for its failure to implement a resolution aimed at protecting medical facilities and staff in conflict zones from Syria to Yemen and Afghanistan.

  • OPEC reaches preliminary accord to curb oil production

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, in an effort to reduce a global glut of crude that has depressed oil prices for more than two years and weakened the economies of oil-producing nations.


UP TO THE MINUTE
  • The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it.

  • Missouri fraternity suspended over reports of racial slurs

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year.

  • Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.

  • California officer guns down refugee in 'shooting stance'

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

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POLITICS
  • Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.

  • Obama hopeful national anthem protests spark a conversation

    FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hoped the controversy would spark Americans to listen to others' concerns and not just go into separate corners.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress clears bill to keep government running through Dec. 9, provide $1.1B to fight Zika virus.

  • Congress adopts bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposed federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending it to the president's desk.

  • After 170 years, remains of US troops return from Mexico

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been flown to a military mortuary in Delaware in an effort to determine whether they belonged to militia members of a Tennessee regiment known as "The Bloody First."





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