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Homegrown Rockie hangs it up

By Patti Arnold

Kiel Roling has always known when it was time for the next step. The summer before his senior year of high school, he knew it was time to play on a travel baseball team in Denver instead of summer ball with his teammates from Central High ...


Roling down the road: Evolution of a pro career

By Allen Gemaehlich

Kiel Roling could catch and throw a baseball before he was old enough to play on a team. His parents, Guy and Cindy Roling, offered to sign a release so he could start playing Little League when he was 5 years old, but were turned ...

U.S. House candidates urge compassion for migrant kids

By Gary Harmon

Unaccompanied minors streaming into the United States deserve Americans’ compassion, the main candidates for the 3rd Congressional District said. States and communities that wish to take children in should be supported by the federal ...


Former Grand Junction builder gets jail

By Paul Shockley

Once president and CEO at a local home construction firm, as well as a restaurant owner who was active in Grand Junction’s faith community, Terry Lawrence by April 2013 had spiraled to the point of facing eviction from an RV ...

County to raise fee for open records request

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s Colorado Open Records Request policy is getting a few tweaks, including a rate increase for requests that merit extensive research by county employees. County leaders decided to update the policy following the passage this ...

for attempted 
bank robbery
 in Palisade

By Paul Shockley

A man who held a police officer at gunpoint during a botched bank robbery in Palisade was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 18 years in federal prison. Jose O. Jimenez, 27, must also serve five years of supervised release when freed from prison, ...

Oil industry uses many means to save grouse

By Gary Harmon

Energy companies drilling on federal land bring to bear an average of six measures intended to preserve greater sage-grouse, an industry organization said. “This study shows in concrete terms how oil and natural gas companies are ...


The great pizza orgy

By Rachel Sauer

In theory, 30 inches doesn’t seem like all that much. Hold your hands apart in an approximation of the length and it looks entirely possible: “Sure, I could eat that much!” It might even seem like a good idea. Until the ...

Health Department: Mesa County boy has hantavirus

By Staff

A Mesa County boy was confirmed to have hantavirus Wednesday, and Mesa County Health Department officials are advising caution when cleaning or working in areas where mice or mice droppings might be. After contracting the virus, the boy was ...

Public Record Watch, July 24, 2014

By Staff

Bankruptcy Court – Filed June 10-24 ■ Ryan Dean Casebolt, 268 1/2 28 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, case #14-18740 ■  Michael Eugene Saunders, 284 W. Parkview Drive, Grand Junction, case #14-18189 ■  Kathleen ...

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