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Sheriff honors two citizens for heroic actions

By Rachel Sauer

Victoria Hedler jokes that she’s a “nosy neighbor,” but hearing a man scream while she was out getting her mail on a Saturday evening was cause for more than a casual glance to see what the neighbors are up to. She jumped in ...


Chamber asks Ryan for help with rules

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce joined with 379 other organizations urging Congress to move quickly on legislation that would give the legislative branch the opportunity to review high-cost regulations. The organizations, acting ...


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CSU agronomy prof calling it a career, retiring from studies

By Erin McIntyre

Thirty-three years went by in a hurry for Calvin Pearson. That happens when you’re doing what you love, with interesting work that helps people on so many levels. And this week, Pearson is retiring from his career as a research ...


City Council adopts $140.5 million 2017 budget

By Amy Hamilton

Think 2015 when you think about Grand Junction’s 2017 budget. The Grand Junction City Council on Wednesday night unanimously adopted a total budget of $140.5 million for the new year, a conservative number that aligns with the 2015 ...


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Cellmate recants: Holzer didn’t brag of killing cop

By Gabrielle Porter

A former cellmate of Austin Holzer — who previously told jailers that he had once knocked the teen out for “running his mouth about being a bad-ass cop-killer” — testified Wednesday in court that he lied in his ...


Critics say BLM rules unduly limit free speech

By Dennis Webb

Critics of proposed Bureau of Land Management rules in Colorado say they would limit free speech, and mark an escalation in efforts to squelch public comment also reflected by a shift to online oil and gas lease sales, like one occurring ...


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Attorney seeks 2nd mental exam for sex suspect

By Gabrielle Porter

A trial for the accused curator of websites featuring nude underage girls has been delayed yet again after defense attorneys asked the man be given a second mental health evaluation. Kevin Renfro, 36, was originally set to stand trial in ...


Blotter: Dec. 8, 2016

By Staff

Search team seeks members The Mesa County Search and Rescue is seeking new volunteers for its ground team. The nonprofit organization, which responds to as many as 60 missions each year on the Western Slope, is recruiting new members who ...


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Deputy Geer’s organs live on

By Amy Hamilton

When Kate and Derek were walking out of the courthouse after getting their marriage license, Derek Geer brought up the idea of organ donation. He told Kate how important he thought it was. That you wouldn’t need your organs after you ...


Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan

By Gary Harmon

One western Colorado county has sought help to halt the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0, an Obama-administration rule touted as a way of improving the management of federal lands. County officials in western Colorado have ...


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