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Copter issues scuttle I-70 work

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD CANYON — Jim Stepisnik watched a helicopter pilot try once, then twice, to deliver a load of rockfall fencing material Wednesday morning on a hillside up Glenwood Canyon, before having to retreat and return the load for a second ...


Pro-gas group prepares for battle

By Gary Harmon

The head of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce will help guide an organization that will take aim at anti-energy measures should any make the November ballot. Diane Schwenke, president and chief executive officer of the chamber, will ...

Pipe repair costs Palisade $133K

By Gary Harmon

Palisade has paid out $133,000 to repair the Kruzen Springs pipeline, which was ripped apart by heavy spring runoff. The town board on Tuesday paid the repair bill, preserving access to a significant water supply. “Kruzen Springs is ...


Groomed for success

By Katie Langford

When Zachary Hughes first moved to Grand Junction, he was struggling to find a regular place to sleep at night, much less thinking about what he wanted to do in life. Hughes is now an R-5 High School graduate, employed full time as a sales ...

Community help music to the ears of victimized band

By Erin McIntyre

A Grand Junction band that had more than $20,000 in equipment stolen last week on its fifth national tour is feeling the love from locals who are determined to help it bounce back. The High Tolerance Tour started off on a good note for ...


Police say man poured lighter fluid on woman

By Gabrielle Porter

A 21-year-old man accused of pouring lighter fluid on a woman and flicking a lit cigarette at her, strangling her and threatening to kill her if she called police was arrested Tuesday and could be charged with second- and third-degree assault, ...

Fire starts near Cactus Park

By Staff

Firefighters responded to a blaze ignited near Highway 141 on Wednesday afternoon in the Cactus Park area. According to Kate Jerman, Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit spokeswoman, the Gibbler Gulch fire was burning about ...

Woman: Parks truck ran over her

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction Parks and Recreation employee who reportedly ran over a 37-year-old woman with a city truck while she was sleeping on the ground Sunday evening in Whitman Park hasn’t been ticketed pending a police investigation, ...


Appeals court backs nuke plant water supply from Green River

By Dennis Webb

Opponents of a proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah, are considering whether to appeal to the state’s high court after the state Court of Appeals upheld a district judge’s ruling approving the plant’s water ...

Monsoon is likely to crest in August

By Dennis Webb

The summer monsoonal weather pattern that’s been hit or miss so far is likely to strengthen in August, boosting the chances for moisture at least in southwest Colorado. Joe Ramey, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Grand ...

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