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GJHS locked down as authorities look into stabbing of student nearby

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction High School was locked down for about an hour Monday after a teenager was stabbed in a nearby alley, according to police. The boy, who was stabbed in an alley behind the The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., had a shallow injury ...

Cluster of tremors rolls near Redstone

By Amy Hamilton

The tremors were so slight they likely went unnoticed, but about 20 small earthquakes rumbled through the Redstone and Marble area of western Colorado in the past couple weeks. Eleven of the earthquakes that measured between magnitudes of 1.1 ...

Bill to fund kindergarten clears Colorado House committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado has a law allowing the state’s 178 school districts to offer full-day kindergarten. The trouble is, the state only pays those districts the cost of half-day kindergarten, said state Rep. Jim Wilson. The Salida ...


Monument seeks ideas about alleviating entrance congestion

By Amy Hamilton

Vehicles can stack up five to six cars deep at the east entrance to Colorado National Monument. Some of those drivers just want to get to their homes on Glade Park. Others arrive specifically to take it slow. They may be first-timers, touring ...

Hot springs won’t buy historic hotel

By Dennis Webb

Hopes of reuniting two landmark Glenwood Springs attractions under common ownership have fizzled over finances. The Glenwood Hot Springs said Monday it has decided against proceeding with closing a pending deal to buy the Hotel ...


Justman off board for river district

By Gary Harmon

Former Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca will represent Mesa County on the agency that is on the front line defending Western Slope water rights, replacing a current commissioner, John Justman. Justman cast the lone ballot Monday in ...

Tipton praises Trump for actions targeting Affordable Care Act

By Gary Harmon

President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to go slow on requirements in the Affordable Care Act won support from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Trump signed the executive order on Friday and he followed it up on Monday with executive ...

Trash pickup delayed due to landfill closure

By Staff

The Mesa County Landfill was closed early on Monday due to high winds in the area. As a result, the City of Grand Junction’s trash collection may be delayed in some areas due to the closure. Any neighborhoods missed today will be ...


Study: University brings in big bucks

By Katie Langford

Colorado Mesa University contributed $448 million to the Western Slope economy in the last fiscal year, an all-time high for the fast-growing regional education hub. Officials released the university’s biennial economic impact study on ...


Albertsons checking out of valley

By Erin McIntyre

Albertsons grocery stores will no longer have a presence in the Grand Valley after one store closes and the other is transformed into a Safeway, officials confirmed Monday. Corporate officials said they will close the Albertsons store at 1830 ...

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