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Amendment 71 foes trot out Trojan horse

By Charles Ashby

The campaign bucking a ballot measure to make it harder to amend the Colorado Constitution saddled up at Whitman Park on Tuesday with an oversized horse sign. The sign, which the opposing group, No on 71, called a Trojan horse, was meant to ...

Clinton recruiter solicits CMU class

By Erin McIntyre

A Colorado Mesa University professor who allowed his students to be recruited to stump for a presidential candidate in his class is under scrutiny. Students in Stan Heister’s International Business class were visited by a representative ...

Policy: Students administer own meds

By Katie Langford

School District 51 students who have chronic illnesses can now administer their own medication, a policy change that district officials say will increase students’ responsibility and ownership over their health. The policy, which ...


Friend to the elderly wins hero award

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Lions Club honored a woman Tuesday afternoon for her simple acts of kindness and generosity toward the elderly who might otherwise have gone quietly unnoticed. Cathy Abercrombie-Tate, a sergeant with the Mesa County ...


Thief steals years’ worth of work

By Gabrielle Porter

A theft of more than $8,000 worth of custom-knit hats, scarves and other goods last week has left Grand Junction craftswoman Jonnie Bonnar at the end of her skein. Last week, Bonnar loaded up more than 200 knitted hats, other goods, along ...

Intoxicated victim drowned after motorcycle crash

By Staff

A man who died following a motorcycle crash in Fruita late Friday or early Saturday was well above the legal limit for alcohol and driving, and died as a result of drowning in a canal near the crash site, the coroner’s office said ...

Commission debates using $800,000 grant

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission on Monday will consider approving more than $800,000 in federal funds for economic development from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Commissioners had voiced concerns that approving the community ...


Man accused of strangling woman

By Gabrielle Porter

A 33-year-old Grand Junction man accused of pushing his arm against a 21-year-old woman’s neck for almost two minutes after arguing over the volume of a movie was jailed and could face felony charges, according to court records. Andrew ...


County voters turn out early

By Charles Ashby

With Monday marking the first day voters could cast their ballots in person, Democrats around the state have been returning more ballots than Republicans or unaffiliated voters, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Of ...


Pepper-sprayed guard slams shoplifting suspect

By Mike Wiggins

A Clifton woman was arrested after she allegedly pepper-sprayed a home improvement store loss-prevention officer who tried to stop her from shoplifting laundry detergent. Jolene Kay Madriz-Rubio, 28, is facing felony and misdemeanor charges ...

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