• Death notices, April 26, 2017

    ■ John Steven Daily, 85, Parachute, died Jan. 12, 2017, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic...

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    Bill for road tax ballot measure dies in Senate

    DENVER — Its fate was well known long before the Senate Finance Committee started its work Tuesday. A measure to ask voters for permission to raise sales taxes to fund transportation...

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    Advocates brace for onslaught on national monuments

    President Donald J. Trump’s review of national monument designations since 1996 amounts to an attack on monuments in general, say conservation groups. The executive order affecting...

  • Investigators confirm dogs were dead prior 
to being hit by train

    Two dogs found mutilated along the railroad tracks on Orchard Mesa last week were already dead when they were struck by a train, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, after...

  • One dog shot, another missing in Pear Park

    One of two dogs who escaped their Pear Park home last week returned with a gunshot wound, and the other has yet to be found, according to a case report from the Mesa County Sheriff’s...

  • Blotter, April 26, 2017

    Boy returned, mother cited A 28-year-old woman was cited on suspicion of misdemeanor child abuse after her young son was found to have wandered away from home and across two lanes of...

  • Dems target ‘pooling’ in oil, gas development

    DENVER — Oil and gas drilling companies would have to give royalty owners more time to decide about having their mineral rights developed and more information about how that would...

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    Mountain makes it to top of PBS

    Rocky Mountain Public Media’s new chief executive officer, Amanda Mountain, wants to rebuild the public’s trust in news organizations and she wants to do it by putting members...

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    Building scorched, no injuries

    A fire Tuesday night displaced the residents of three apartments, but did not cause any injuries, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department and the building’s property...

  • Board approves CMU capital request

    The Colorado Commission on Higher Education unanimously approved a capital construction request from Colorado Mesa University on Tuesday, the first of many hurdles to secure funding for a...

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    Company trying new tactics to minimize drilling impacts

    BATTLEMENT MESA — A rig that has begun drilling some of the first of many natural gas wells Ursa Resources plans to develop in this western Garfield County residential community...

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    Repairs hamper Animal Services

    Adopting a dog or cat, or finding a lost animal, will be a bit more complicated while work continues on the Mesa County Animal Services building in Whitewater. Still, the county will...



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  • GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday.

  • Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House.

  • US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

  • Official: White House names new Secret Service director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday named a retired Marine major general as the new director of the Secret Service. Randolph Alles will oversee an agency that for years has been beset with a series of high-profile embarrassments.

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