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Challenger: Park status is cash cow

By Gary Harmon

One avenue out of Mesa County’s financial difficulties is changing Colorado National Monument to a national park, a challenger for the County Commission said. “I think we’re leaving $10 million on the table by not ...


Woman, 28, charged in assault on officer

By Duffy Hayes

A woman with a history of domestic violence and alcohol-related cases is accused of striking a sheriff’s deputy who was trying to arrest her on Thursday. While investigating a possible domestic violence assault in the 300 block of Dry ...

Interstate weed bust: 2 Calif. men given bond

By Duffy Hayes

Two California men were advised Friday on possible charges of pot possession with intent to distribute, after a rental car they were riding in along Interstate 70 on Thursday allegedly contained more than seven pounds of marijuana. Jerome ...

Veterans invited to town hall meeting at VA center

By Staff

Veterans in western Colorado, their families and survivors may participate Monday in a town hall at the Grand Junction Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center about new programs. Participants also can provide information about their ...

For The Record, Sept. 24, 2016

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Axel Hartshorn and Kacey Beagley, Fruita, a son, Sept. 3. Jason and Renee Demianew, Fruita, a son, Sept. 3. Barrett and Natalie Miller, Grand Junction, a son, Sept. 4. Bo and Jenny Armstrong, Grand Junction, a ...


First record heat, then snow: Yep, that’s Colorado for you

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Valley residents may be scratching their heads when a record warm day on Thursday segued into snowfall Friday on the Grand Mesa. Temperatures in the Grand Valley reached 90 degrees at 2:41 p.m. Thursday, which tied a record for the same ...


Bank robbery attempt fails

By Amy Hamilton

A man using his vehicle in the drive-through lane didn’t get too far trying to rob a Clifton bank on Friday morning. John Worsham, 49, was wearing a blue ski mask when he sent a note in a plastic bag, demanding $50,000 from a teller at ...


State’s top cop pushes program to halt overdoses

By Katie Langford

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is leading a massive effort to lower the rate of drug overdose deaths in Colorado, and the latest push includes 2,500 doses of preventative medicine and training to the hardest-hit areas, including ...


Pulitzer winner to speak Wednesday at CMU

By Staff

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from The Oregonian will be featured in a program next week on the campus of Colorado Mesa University. The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the University Center West Ballroom 235. It’s free ...

Three nominated to fill GarCo judge vacancy

By Staff

A current and former prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District and the attorney for Garfield County have been named as finalists to become a district judge in the 9th District. The Ninth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated ...

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