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Elm trees attract pest to Colorado for first time

By Erin McIntyre

A new six-legged creature has taken up residence in Grand Junction and appears to be here to stay. You’ll have to squint a bit to see it, since it’s roughly the size of a grain of rice. Chances are you might find this bug trying ...


Body found in river near Loma launch

By Erin McIntyre

Authorities pulled a body out of the Colorado River on Friday afternoon and are working to figure out more information. A report from people recreating on the river just after 2 p.m. led officials with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office ...


Pill regimen perplexing when based on days in week

By Gary McCallister

My son was helping release a large bass when the flopping fish stabbed his thumb with its dorsal fin. The wound turned into a nasty infection that resulted in a trip to the emergency room.  The docs prescribed an antibiotic that he was ...


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Appeals court upholds sex assault sentence 
in crime against child

By Charles Ashby

A Clifton man’s 48-years-to-life sentence for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl will stand, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday. Daniel John Lyons, 42, tried to have that sentence reduced, saying that the Mesa County ...


New gates at Hubbard Cave intended to keep bats safer

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service will install gates to control human entrance to the historic Hubbard Cave near Glenwood Springs, to better enforce a closure order designed to protect a significant bat population there from threats including a fatal ...


Human Services agency 
invites input at meetings

By Staff

Leaders from the state human services agency are inviting members of the public to give feedback at a series of meetings around the state in the coming week. Representatives from the Colorado Department of Human Services’ seven offices ...


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Vandals steal 4-20 numbers

By Katie Langford

Someone cut out and stole three numbers — a four, a two and a zero — from the new synthetic turf football field being installed at Stocker Stadium this week, according to the Grand Junction Police Department, costing nearly $5,000 ...


Scott: Pay to pedal

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Ray Scott is peddling a state tax on bicycles, but he might be spinning his wheels. In President Trump-like fashion, Grand Junction’s GOP state senator went onto social media this week saying he is considering introducing a ...


BLOTTER, July 21, 2017

By Staff

Another person with an alleged connection to a recent widespread local wiretap investigation was before a Mesa County judge on Thursday, and was issued a high-cash bond in his case. Trevor Rogalski, 39, Rifle, was advised Thursday on a ...


Man facing charges of eluding police

By Katie Langford

A 24-year-old Grand Junction man is accused of felony vehicular eluding on five separate occasions as well as reckless driving, reckless endangerment, aggravated motor vehicle theft and other offenses, according to the Colorado State ...


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