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    Warbird changed history

    The most advanced warbird in the sky in 1944, the B-29 Superfortress, is now an endangered species of sorts. One of but a few of the remaining bombers — one of which put the final...

  • Lawsuit cites 
climate as 
reason to halt
 energy leases

    A sweeping new lawsuit challenging hundreds of federal oil and gas leases in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming seeks to build on the success environmental groups have had getting the Obama...

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    Wife: Late 
night chore 
made her 

    The wife of accused killer Lester Jones took the stand in his trial Wednesday, to testify about the night Paige Birgfeld’s car was found on fire near her husband’s work during a...

  • Death notices, September 1, 2016

    ■ John “Bud” Dekleva Jr., 82, Grand Junction, died Aug. 29, 2016, at HopeWest and Hospice Care. Services will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery...

  • Dave Says: Private school is 
busting savings

    Private school is 
busting savings Dear Dave, Our three kids are enrolled in a private Christian school. It’s a great place, and we truly believe our kids are getting a...

  • Biz Buzz: Sept. 1, 2016

    First it was a lengthy construction project to bury a ditch along the south side of Patterson Road. Then it was a devastating fire. Then the recession wouldn’t let go. Unable to...

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    Tackling a transient dilemma

    The signs of the Grand Valley’s burgeoning problem with chronic homelessness and vagrancy are everywhere. They’re found in the dozens of people who, with dogs and backpacks in...

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    Jones defense disputes efficacy of police tracking dogs

    Defense attorneys for murder suspect Lester Jones hit out at evidence about specially trained tracking dogs used in the investigation into the 2007 disappearance of Paige Birgfeld during...

  • County unbending on drainage fee fight

    Settlement is not on the minds of the Mesa County commissioners, they said Tuesday as they considered their position in the lawsuit against the Grand Valley Drainage District. Who should...

  • Man arrested 
outside bar 
in assault, 
child abuse

    A 24-year-old Grand Junction man was advised of possible charges of attempted kidnapping, assault, eluding and child abuse, following an incident early Monday outside of a North Avenue...

  • A little or a lot: Kids waiting for any kind of help

    More than 90 kids are on a waiting list to have a well-adjusted adult be a positive influence for three hours a week. A shortage of certified foster families in Mesa County means abused...

  • BLM lease auctions move online

    The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday it is moving to take advantage of new authority giving it the flexibility to conduct online oil and gas lease sales, which could boost federal...


  • Mexican president likely hurt by 'ill-advised' Trump meeting

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto's decision to meet with possibly Mexico's most-disliked man is turning into a public relations disaster for him, with social media posters and politicians calling it a national humiliation likely to lower the president's already historically low popularity ratings.

  • Indonesia screens travelers from Singapore for Zika

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is screening travelers from neighboring Singapore for the Zika virus as the city-state reports a growing number of infections and its first case of a pregnant woman testing positive.

  • Australia outlines tough new measures against Islamic State

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister as he outlined tougher measures to fight the threat posed by the Islamic State movement.

  • Brazil's Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff by Brazil's Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation mired in recession.

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