• Death Notices, March 3, 2015

    ■ Florence R. Conner, 94, Grand Junction, died Feb. 28, 2015, at HopeWest Care Center.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be...

  • Blotter: March 3, 2015

    Man accidentally shoots self Deputies responded to St. Mary’s Hospital on Feb. 25 to a report of a man who had accidentally shot himself in the leg, according to the Mesa County...

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    Missing teen linked to meth

    An 18-year-old woman missing since late December who was found dead Saturday in a remote stretch of Mesa County spent much of 2014 in and out of jail on methamphetamine-related charges,...

  • Getting It Right: March 3, 2015

    A story on Page 3A Saturday should have said the city of Grand Junction’s Referendum 2B includes creating a parkway on 
F 1/2 Road, not 24 1/2 Road. ...

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    County road falling apart on Grand Mesa

    Mesa County commissioners agreed Monday to spend more than a quarter-million dollars to hire an engineering firm to determine whether a crumbling road on Grand Mesa can be...

  • New flood regulations adopted for oil facilities

    State regulators Monday adopted rules designed to better protect oil and gas facilities from the kind of flooding experienced on the Front Range in 2013. However, the Colorado Oil and Gas...

  • Workforce center gets support on designation change

    Grand Junction’s city councilors signaled their intent on Monday night to support the Mesa County Workforce Center as it aims to alter its designation. By changing its designation...



  • Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.

  • 3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said.

  • Venture capitalist to take stand in Silicon Valley lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon.com is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capitalist arenas.

  • Blizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter.

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  • Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.

  • US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.

  • Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage.

  • O'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If Martin O'Malley harbors any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he now has a viable alternative.

  • Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international negotiators might sign with Israel's archenemy.

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