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    Help for an obelisk at risk

    After 84 years, the Colorado-Utah state-line monument that greeted travelers on the north side of what is now known as U.S. Highway 6 is in for a makeover — and not a moment too soon,...

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    County getting new DA

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Mesa County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dan Rubinstein on Tuesday to serve what’s left of District Attorney Pete Hautzinger’s third...

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    Man guilty in slaying of mother

    A Grand Junction man on Tuesday told a judge he hears strange voices “not as much” as he once did, then admitted he killed his mother in a rage over a cigarette. Daniel...

  • House OKs Rep. Tipton’s banking bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a banking bill Tuesday introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The measure, HR 1553, is designed to ease some regulatory burdens on...

  • Blotter, Oct. 7, 2015

    Menacing, assault alleged Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to Thunderstruck Valley, 436 Main St., early Sunday morning on a report of a woman who had a knife...

  • College seeks voter OK to delve into broadband

    A Western Slope community college is the latest local entity that is asking voters for approval to delve into providing broadband services to help meet underserved rural needs. Colorado...

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    Former GJ resident heads The Denver Foundation

    A former Grand Junction resident will take over The Denver Foundation, the oldest and largest community foundation in the state. In January, Christine Marquez-Hudson will become only the...

  • Fruita taps locals to help design entryways

    People often say they want to make their community a better place to live. Fruita’s leaders are taking that message to heart, letting residents decide how they want to design the...

  • State board to study use of school mascots

    Sidestepping the Colorado Legislature, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Tuesday creating a special state commission to study the use of Native American mascots in public...

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    Police investigate return of Internet gaming cafes

    Internet sweepstakes cafes where players wager on the outcome of spinning digital wheels were closed across Colorado last spring after a new law cracked down on illegal gambling, but at...

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    Cops: Man was making hash oil at home in GJ

    Authorities executing a search warrant Friday discovered a butane hash oil extraction system inside the garage of a Main Street home, according to an arrest affidavit. Ashland Thomas, 25,...

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    Bird gets lost, decides to wing it

    When Jan Castle saw the pigeon knocking on her sliding glass door, she knew it was no ordinary bird. The pigeon, with its brightly colored plumage and sleek body, didn’t look like the...


  • Kerry stops in Haiti to discuss election preparations

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Haiti's capital on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the country's upcoming elections and encourage people to refrain from disrupting balloting after a messy parliamentary first round in August.

  • Bombardier held talks with Airbus over CSeries plane

    TORONTO (AP) — Bombardier is confirming it had talks with Airbus to sell a majority stake in its CSeries jet but says those discussions are no longer being pursued.

  • Samsung's 3Q profit surges thanks to components, weak won

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business.

  • Guatemala to investigate for those responsible for mudslide

    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — The warning signs were everywhere in the canyon neighborhood of Cambray on the outskirts of Guatemala City, where a mudslide buried hundreds of people last week.

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