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West Salt Creek slide lake leaks, officials report

By Gary Harmon

A new watercourse springing from the West Salt Creek landslide has Mesa County officials saying they’re paying close attention to the change. Tim Hayashi and Frank Kochevar Jr., respectively the senior engineer and survey supervisor for ...


Palisade’s beloved ‘town grouch’ dies

By Staff

It’s not customary for the town of Palisade to send flowers for a deceased community member. Yet Bud Lofvenborg wasn’t just any resident. Lofvenborg, 88, died Sunday at Community Hospital, according to his death notice. His ...

County fears power lines’ effect on grouse caps

By Dennis Webb

Moffat County officials are worried that two proposed power line projects could count heavily against disturbance caps the federal government is considering to protect greater sage-grouse habitat. Moffat Commissioner John Kinkaid said the ...

Man stabbed, robbed Tuesday morning in Delta

By Staff

A Delta man was stabbed and badly wounded in an alley early Tuesday morning and as of Tuesday night, the suspect remained at large. According to the Delta Police Department, officers responded to Bradley’s Convenience Store, 101 Main ...

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Traffic stop yields 17 pounds of meth in man’s car, cops say

By Paul Shockley

A California man was ordered jailed Tuesday in lieu of $100,000 cash for charges related to the seizure of 17 pounds of methamphetamine hidden under the back seat of his car. Erik Estrada-Granados, 24, of El Monte, California, was arrested ...


Judge: Blagg records not confidential

By Paul Shockley

Expense records for Michael Blagg’s criminal defense spanning a decade and held by the Colorado Public Defender’s Office are neither confidential nor privileged, a judge ruled Tuesday. Resolving a brewing dispute between ...


GJ airport embarks on runway upgrade

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Regional Airport is preparing its approach toward dealing with its aging, uneven main runway. The airport authority is tentatively scheduled to publish next month a draft environmental review detailing the options officials are ...



By Dennis Webb

These are far from the best of times for energy companies in western Colorado and across the country, with a drilling slowdown and layoffs resulting from low oil and gas prices. But the slowdown also has produced at least one upside for ...


Freshman lawmaker no fan of party politics

By Charles Ashby

Yeulin Willett learned a lot in his freshman year in the Colorado Legislature. Mostly, though, the Grand Junction Republican learned how to be an effective legislator, even though he has little to no power. As a new member of the minority ...

Three-year-old boy struck, killed by bus is identified

By Melinda Mawdsley

Virgil Stansberry was identified Monday as the 3-year-old Grand Junction boy hit by a Grand Valley Transit bus on May 19. The boy died of his injuries about two hours after the crash, said Grand Junction Police Department spokesman Dave ...

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