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Health care woes dominate town hall

By Gary Harmon

Health care concerns and business costs dominated issues raised Monday during a telephone town hall by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who offered assurances that people now on Medicaid will remain covered as Congress considers changing the ...

Apartment foes plan to jam appeal hearing

By Amy Hamilton

Downtown Grand Junction residents are prepared to pack City Hall tonight for an appeal to a planned residential complex slated for the area of 10th Street and Grand Avenue. The appeal to the Grand Junction Planning Commission challenges the ...


Vets give VA care mixed reviews

By Amy Hamilton

Some military veterans piped up to say they were happy with their health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Others weren’t so pleased with their treatment. Monday night’s veterans’ town hall at the Palisade ...

State assures GarCo on Ursa review process

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado oil and gas official on Monday told Garfield County commissioners that any approval the state may give to proposed additional Ursa Resources drilling in Battlement Mesa will consider recommendations from Garfield County, despite ...

Fire restrictions now apply in Garfield, too

By Dennis Webb

Starting today, Garfield County residents and visitors will be subject to fire restrictions like those imposed in Mesa County Friday. What are called Stage 1 restrictions apply to unincorporated private lands in the county and to public lands ...


County stays out of road dispute

By Gary Harmon

A split Mesa County Commission opted Monday against taking any position on a road up the northwest face of Grand Mesa that a landowner wants open and his neighbors want closed. Commissioners Scott McInnis and Rose Pugliese voted to take no ...


DA links gang to man’s slaying

By Gabrielle Porter

Four Grand Junction men arrested in connection with a home burglary and arson earlier this month are suspected members of the Satan’s Disciples gang, an organization that prosecutors Monday confirmed is suspected of involvement with the ...


Broker gets prison for defrauding customers

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction insurance broker who pocketed some $130,000 of premiums on phony policies he wrote while his license was revoked for an earlier forgery case was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on Monday. James Ahlin, 56, pleaded guilty ...


District 51 ramps up suicide-risk response

By Erin McIntyre

School District 51 handled double the number of suicide risk assessments for students in the past school year compared to recent years, but officials don’t see that as a negative sign. On the contrary, helping more students who are ...


Fire guts Junction home

By Gabrielle Porter

Three people were safely evacuated from a Grand Junction home that was destroyed by fire Sunday evening, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. The fire, two blocks east of Colorado Mesa University at 1450 Elm Ave., was reported at ...

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