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Cross Orchards 
shows a simple 
(but not easy)
 way of life

By Amy Hamilton

Smashed apples heading into a press attracted a few bees but created a real buzz for dozens of children on Saturday. Cranking out fresh apple cider was a popular (and immediately gratifying) activity at the annual Fall Day on the Farm event ...


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An ‘avoidable crisis’

By Dennis Webb

When the state early this year fined an oil and gas company more than $300,000 for walking away from oil and gas facilities in Rio Blanco County and leaving problems behind, officials had no expectation of ever collecting the money. Worse ...


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Old wells provide steady stream of plugging work

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE — State officials were busy last year getting one old oil and gas well plugged on the edge of a field when a landowner pointed to another well needing attention in the field’s center. Add it to the list. For contractors ...


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Arrest on I-70 nets meth stash

By Amy Hamilton

Local law enforcement who arrested a California couple on Interstate 70 on suspicion of drug possession on Friday afternoon discovered some of the largest crystals they’ve ever seen included in the 8 pound methamphetamine drug bust. ...


Airport board 
seeking purpose 
for crude edifice

By Gary Harmon

Completing its unfinished administration building without help is an idea that simply won’t fly, the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority Board concluded, so the board is seeking a public-private partnership that would complete the ...


Traffic Alert, Oct. 22, 2017

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions ■ Riverside Parkway Access Improvements at Jarvis Subdivision: Eastbound Riverside Parkway will be restricted ...


Juvenile identities protected under law

By Gabrielle Porter

In a shift heralded by some local defense attorneys, an imminent change to Colorado law means that members of the public will not be told the identities or ages of most juveniles accused of serious crimes. Currently, Colorado statute requires ...


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Sister suspects foul play in death

By Erin McIntyre

Gabby Tavis wanted her phone to ring, but she didn’t want it to be for this reason. After 21 months of hoping she would hear from her brother, writing him Facebook messages once a week with no reply, this was the call she dreaded ...


Heavy equipment near Redlands development damaged by vandalism

By Staff

Police are investigating an expensive vandalism on the Redlands involving what appears to be intentional damage to heavy equipment being used to prepare some property for a large-scale housing development. Equipment parked near the ...


Two children’s bodies in Norwood ID’d

By Erin McIntyre

The victims of a double homicide found in a field near Norwood are the daughters of a woman who was apprehended in Grand Junction after their bodies were found in September. Authorities confirmed the bodies have been identified as Makayla ...


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