• Car going wrong way ends up in water

    A night of alleged drinking and drug use led to two men traveling along Interstate 70 late Sunday in the wrong direction, and their vehicle ending up down an embankment partially submerged...

  • Commissioners approve weed spraying, drainage project

    On Monday morning, Mesa County commissioners approved contracts for weed-spraying work and a flooding prevention project and gave the final nod for county staff to apply for a grant aimed...

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    President acknowledges local doctor

    Dr. Glenn Madrid doesn’t see all his patients every day, but he’s able to keep up with them using an innovative program that earned recognition from President Barack...

  • Dems OK minimum wage increase; GOP has votes to block it

    The Colorado House gave preliminary approval to two measures Monday that would raise the state’s minimum wage, but those victories are expected to be short-lived. One measure,...

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    City Council expected to support cost 
of senior housing project near St. Mary’s

    Grand Junction City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to pay as much as $400,000 in impact fees to offset the cost of constructing 64 affordable apartments for seniors near St....

  • In Brief, March 31, 2015

    Public shooting range closed April 1 The popular shooting range along 27 1/4 Road in the north desert area will be closed to the public all day on Wednesday, April 1, due to law...

  • Blotter, March 31, 2015

    Man who died from accidental gunshot ID’d The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has identified the elderly man who died last week from an accidental gunshot wound as Jerrell...

  • Death Notices, March 31, 2015

    ■ Janice R. Bridwell, 98, Delta, died March 26, 2015. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Interment will follow at the Delta City...

  • Others remember Bill Robinson

    Others remember Bill Robinson “We were glad to have him along on trips because he kept everyone laughing,” said David Bailey, curator of history at the Museum of Western...

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    Robinson, beloved leader of university’s theatre department, dies at 92

    Whether it was the amaryllis flowers inside his Grand Junction home or the theatre department at the former Mesa Junior College and Mesa State College, Bill Robinson was always growing...

  • Tony Erickson new

    Palisade police chief on leave

    Palisade Police Chief Tony Erickson was placed on paid administrative leave last week pending a possible investigation. Erickson confirmed Monday he is on leave, effective last Wednesday,...

  • Severance cash may be tapped to boost budget

    Severance taxes shouldn’t be used to help defray the costs of a refund to taxpayers, but the “sad reality” is that they are part of the problem, said senators Monday who...



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  • Oversight panel issues subpoenas in Secret Service incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.

  • 8 journalists to receive awards for excellence in reporting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Lederman of The Associated Press and Jim Avila of ABC News have won the Merriman Smith Award for presidential coverage under deadline pressure.

  • Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money.

  • Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

  • US climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain Obama actions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

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