• Body cameras are unlikely in 2016, says GJ police chief

    With budgeting for next year underway, Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper said this week that he’s increasingly skeptical that a body-worn camera program will be launched by the...

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    Library moves beyond books

    Mesa County Libraries has broken ground on a 3,000-square-foot building north of the Central Library that will provide space and equipment for local artists, musicians and videographers to...

  • Death notices, July 4, 2015

    ■ Ruth Greager, 93, Fruita, died July 1, 2015, at HopeWest Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Survivors include one son, Vern of Colorado...

  • Bridge-fee suit to get hearing

    The Colorado Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a case that could determine if a 2009 fee approved by the Colorado Legislature violates the state’s Constitution, jeopardizing...

  • Blotter, July 4, 2015

    Fire crews scale back Due to minimal activity over the past two days, crews on the Ecklund Fire in Dinosaur National Monument are mopping up and demobilizing after a 526-acre fire that...

  • Plenty of fruit for cherry fest, organizers say

    Reports of a poor cherry harvest in the North Fork Valley are a bit exaggerated, the organizer of the 69th Paonia Cherry Days says. While it’s true that some growers had a limited...

  • DDA beginning second search for new director

    The Downtown Development Authority is still looking for a new director after a first round of interviewing applicants produced no suitable candidate, the authority announced. As a result,...

  • I-70 traffic 
to be diverted 
for bridge work

    Beginning Wednesday, motorists will be routed into a head-to-head traffic configuration in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon while Colorado Department of...

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    Mother gets six years for poisoning kids

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The mental condition of a Carbondale mother became the focus of a five-hour sentencing hearing Thursday in which she ended up receiving a six-year prison term for...

  • Airport finalists will meet with board Thursday

    A Colorado man who is a finalist to head the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority has worked before on a project similar to the one now looming before the airport. Building a new...

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    9 vie for state education board

    Nine people are vying for the opportunity to replace Marcia Neal on the State Board of Education. But when a replacement to the retiring Republican will be selected is not yet known, said...

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    Foster, matriarch, 
Grand Junction 
civic leader dies

    Services are pending for Peg Foster, a force to be reckoned with in front of and behind the scenes, mother of seven, fan, of sorts, of Mother Hubbard, and a person who nurtured and...



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INTERNATIONAL
  • Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.

  • Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.

  • Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.

  • Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands," in responding to question regarding how the Matildas might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals.


UP TO THE MINUTE
  • 66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said.

  • Quotations in the News

    "This is not a protest. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail." — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a rally in Athens, imploring a "no" vote in Sunday's bailout referendum.

  • America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer

    As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:

  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday.

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POLITICS
  • Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.

  • Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff.

  • UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe

    VIENNA (AP) — Hopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms.

  • US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.

  • How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

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