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Monument: No drones in the park

By Gary Harmon

Drones are now banned in Colorado National Monument, just as they have been in several other National Park Service venues. Monument Superintendent Lisa Eckert on Wednesday banned drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, with certain exceptions, ...

Grand Junction man badly injured in bizarre dump-truck crash

By Staff

A Grand Junction man was in critical condition at a Denver hospital after the dump truck he was driving — with its dump inexplicably raised up while traveling — slammed into an overpass near Dotsero Tuesday night. Steven Bounds, ...

Two firms reach deal on east Utah nuclear plant

By Staff

Plans for a nuclear generating station in Green River, Utah, took a step on Wednesday when the company pursuing the plant signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Co. Under the agreement, Blue Castle Holdings and Westinghouse will work ...


Buescher retiring from state government

By Charles Ashby

Bernie Buescher is coming home. The former Grand Junction state representative and secretary of state who’s spent that past 3 1/2 years working in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced this week that he’s ...

Board approves purchase of lesser-priced truck

By Gary Harmon

Employees at Grand Junction Regional Airport will now tool around the runway in a new GMC Sierra pickup, one of the plain-jane variety. The Airport Authority board on Tuesday approved the purchase of the gasoline-fueled pickup for ...

Denver man 
goes on trial 
in bank heist

By Dennis Webb

A Denver man also suspected of bank robberies in Clifton and Colorado Springs went on trial this week in connection with a robbery at US Bank in Glenwood Springs. Jury selection concluded Tuesday and opening arguments were presented the same ...

Blotter, Aug. 21, 2014

By Staff

Bank robbery in Olathe The Bank of Colorado in Olathe, 500 U.S. Highway 50 Business Loop, was robbed at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a spokesman with the FBI. A call to the Olathe Police Department was not returned, and the ...

Proposal would require labeling of genetically altered food

By Charles Ashby

A fourth measure qualified for the fall ballot Wednesday, an initiative that would require any food that is genetically engineered to be labeled as such. Under rules established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, genetically engineered ...

Hate group stickers left at Clifton park

By Paul Shockley

Stickers associated with a group calling itself the American Nazi Party have reportedly turned up recently at a Clifton park. A Mesa County Sheriff’s Office incident report says a deputy responded Sunday on a report from a local man ...


Candidate Tapia vows to keep Thompson Divide ‘pristine’

By Charles Ashby

The Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District on Wednesday called disappointing the Bureau of Land Management recent decision that drilling leases in the Thompson Divide should continue. Abel Tapia, a former Pueblo state senator ...

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