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County grew by 500 from 2014 to 2015

By Amy Hamilton

Colorado’s population rate ranked as the nation’s second-fastest in growth in 2014 and 2015, with most of the increases on the Front Range. While the state saw an increase of 101,000 people, most of those people located or were ...

Police are mum about shooting in Clifton

By Gabrielle Porter

Law enforcement officials are saying little about the Clifton shooting that left one person hospitalized and nobody in custody Wednesday afternoon, but a witness at the scene said the incident appeared to involve two men and one woman. SWAT ...


West Star Aviation sold

By Gary Harmon

West Star Aviation, the mainstay business at Grand Junction Regional Airport, has been purchased by an investment group that West Star’s CEO said will keep the company on an upward path. Norwest Equity Partners on Thursday bought West ...


House gives initial nod to provider fee enterprise

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Transportation and education would see more funding, and raided severance taxes would be repaid, if the Colorado Legislature approves a bill to turn the state’s hospital provider fee program into a state-run ...


Not too late to help kids who are too early

By Melinda Mawdsley

The fight to prevent premature births and the tireless research that goes into finding possible causes and treatments when they happen is the mission of March of Dimes. But the organization’s educational programs and medical ...


Farmers market lands at new site: Cross Orchards

By Erin McIntyre

The valley’s longest-running farmers market has a new place to call home, and it’s a historic location that pays homage to the roots of agriculture in the valley. Organizers of the Grand Junction Farm and Ranch Market confirmed ...


Innovate or die, expert advises

By Greg Ruland

Every business must innovate continually to stay ahead of competition, and failure to formulate new products, methods and ideas spells death for even the most successful enterprise, an expert on the subject said Thursday. Sears is one ...


Suspect’s statements allowable

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge has decided to allow at trial incriminating statements a Carbondale man allegedly made at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after his wife’s murder. These include statements in which Arturo ...

‘Unknown substance’ at corrections facility

By Gabrielle Porter

A brief lockdown at Mesa County’s community corrections facility over a letter with “unknown substance” written on the envelope Thursday turned out to be “much ado about nothing,” said the facility’s ...


Blotter: April 28, 2016

By Staff

Winnebago in cop chase A man with multiple ongoing cases for vehicular eluding, reckless driving, assault, and other traffic-related offenses was arrested Tuesday evening, but not before allegedly fleeing law enforcement in a large ...

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