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Mountain lions attack, kill 3 llamas in Gateway

By Amy Hamilton

A Gateway-area resident lost three of his four llamas over the weekend to mountain lion attacks, marking what he and wildlife officials said was a rare occurrence of a small band of juvenile lions hunting larger livestock. Officials with ...


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Group urges action on Battlement Mesa drilling

By Dennis Webb

BATTLEMENT MESA — A citizens group on Monday called on fellow Battlement Mesa residents to join them in trying to prevent proposed drilling there or ensure that impacts are better minimized. “Tonight we want to put out a call to ...


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Man jailed after Pear Park shooting released on bond

By Paul Shockley

A man whom authorities said Sunday may have ties to a shooting in a Pear Park neighborhood was released from the Mesa County Jail on Monday as the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation continues. Adam Phillips, 26, was ...


Granum says FBI never interviewed him about airport

By Gary Harmon

Denny Granum, whose truck was seized and later returned in the FBI investigation into activities at Grand Junction Regional Airport, said he never was interviewed in connection with the probe. The U.S. Attorney’s Office last month ...


Amphitheater or amenities for Las Colonias still undecided

By Amy Hamilton

A significant component of the plan to develop Las Colonias Park that has been in the works for the past 15 years may have been pushed back a little more. Grand Junction city councilors split 3-3 Monday night on whether to move forward with a ...


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Brian Evans, 45, acknowledges flying too close to power lines

By Gary Harmon

The jet pilot once known only as Rocco is a 45-year-old California man, Brian W. Evans, whose fighter-trainer sheared seven power cables in De Beque Canyon in May, The Daily Sentinel has learned. Evans, in a report he filed with the National ...


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All checked out: Neighbors, landlord upset about Safeway

By Erin McIntyre

Neighbors thought it was bad enough when the Redlands Safeway closed, leaving behind a gaping hole in the Monument Village Shopping Center. But when they discovered the store could remain empty for the next 12 years, that was ...


Sheriff: 2 held in ongoing Pear Park shooting case

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said two people were in custody with suspected ties to a shooting in a Pear Park neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. Deputies found shell casings from two handguns in the 3000 block of Colorado Avenue ...


Campaign launched for pot tax to fund schools

By Charles Ashby

The campaign effort to get Coloradans to approve the only statewide measure on this year’s ballot went live last week, and the man behind it is hoping voters take the time to understand why a third marijuana question is before ...


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Searches for lost mine stirred up deadly conflicts

By Bob Silbernagel

Missing mines, such as the famous Lost Dutchman Mine in Arizona, are part of the lore of the West. One such mine was discovered and lost in southeastern Utah or northeastern Arizona. It’s a story that includes claims of fabulous mineral ...


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