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Storms push 2014 rainfall to nearly 10 inches

By Mike Wiggins

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Grand Junction experienced another day of record rainfall. On-and-off showers that started before sunrise, mingled with booming thunderstorms late in the evening, produced a total of 0.81 inch of ...


Medal recipients arrive for hunt honoring veterans

By Melinda Mawdsley

Gary Littrell hasn’t fired a weapon in 20 years, but the former Army Ranger is confident that when he picks up a gun today it’ll be “sort of like riding a bike.” Littrell, 69, is one of four Medal of Honor recipients ...


Republican firm that PERA in trouble

By Charles Ashby

Despite the naysayers, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton insisted Monday that the state’s public employee pension system potentially is in big trouble. Stapleton, a Republican who is running for re-election against Democrat Betsy ...


Delta teen jailed in Montrose shooting

By Paul Shockley

An 18-year-old man faces an attempted first-degree murder charge after he allegedly fired shots from a handgun into a crowd standing outside a Montrose bar early Saturday, wounding one person. Aaron Cabello-Castro of Delta is being held at ...

Palisade woman killed in jeep accident in Utah

By Staff

A Palisade woman was killed Sunday after the Jeep she was riding in was swept downstream in a Utah drainage, authorities said. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office in Uath said the Jeep was crossing the Bittercreek Wash, located about 2 ...


In Palisade, rain turning Bookcliffs into muddy menace

By Gary Harmon

Lew Fraser and Gary Armsby shrugged as they looked west at an approaching storm front on Monday afternoon, then back at mud-covered G 7/10 Road. The likelihood was that more mud and debris was about to flow down off the Bookcliffs, through a ...


Economic impact of Country Jam nearly $10.6 million, study shows

By Emily Shockley

An economic impact study commissioned by the owners of Country Jam estimates the Mack-based music festival pumped nearly $10.6 million into Mesa County’s economy this summer. Representatives from Jam owners Townsquare Media and the ...

County paid $80K to attorney for plaintiff

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s acting attorney on Monday released more information about the cost of a 2010 lawsuit against six Mesa County sheriff’s deputies accused of assault and Fourth Amendment violations, including Republican sheriff’s ...


Good enough to eat

By Charles Ashby

A proposed rule that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was brewing up won’t go into effect thanks to pushback from beer lovers. As part of its effort to update the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA was considering placing ...


Years after expedition, Sumner harbored hard feelings toward Powell, glorification

By Bob Silbernagel

When John Sumner learned of John Wesley Powell’s death in 1902 and saw the laudatory stories about Powell, he had to respond. In an Oct. 13, 1902, letter to The Denver Post, Sumner offered his version the 1869 expedition through the ...

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