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Monks create 
impermanent
 creation in GJ 
to offer blessing

By Kelly Slivka

A group of five Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in southern India have stopped in Grand Junction as part of a two-year-long fundraising tour through the United States. The monks, who arrived on Wednesday from Omaha, Nebraska, ...


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Sub-par 
results 
for D51
pupils

By Katie Langford

State test results released Thursday show that Mesa County students score consistently below the Colorado average in math and language arts, a trend district leaders said is nothing new. School District 51 students took the Partnership for ...


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Blagg pleads not guilty; murder retrial set for Feb. 20

By Staff

GOLDEN — Fifteen years after his initial not-guilty plea, 13 years after he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison and three years after a judge ordered him a new trial, Michael Blagg pleaded not guilty again Thursday to all ...


Blotter: Aug. 18, 2017

By Staff

Two accused of burglary Two people who allegedly broke into a house on Glade Park because they were stranded and didn’t want to spend the night in the woods were arrested and appeared in court on Thursday. Mesa County sheriff’s ...


Japanese official will visit Piceance

By Gary Harmon

A Japanese official this month is to visit northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin — a region that Japan hopes to tap for natural gas for its own industry and population — to discuss how best to complete the connection. Takeshi ...


Trooper recovering after interstate crash

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado State Patrol trooper was released from a hospital Wednesday night and is recovering after treatment for moderate injuries resulting from an incident in which a motorist the trooper had pulled over was killed when the ...


School district asks ballot help from university

By Katie Langford

On a community-wide tour to promote two upcoming School District 51 ballot measures, three members of the district’s election committee spoke to Colorado Mesa University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday about the district’s ...


Water managers: Reservoir is too full

By Gary Harmon

With Blue Mesa Reservoir nearly full at midsummer, operators of the Aspinall unit of reservoirs say they face a difficult task of reducing the level of Blue Mesa to its winter target. Blue Mesa this week was brimming at 99 percent full and it ...


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GJ residents file ethics complaint against Scott

By Charles Ashby

Three Grand Junction residents filed an ethics complaint Tuesday with the Colorado Senate against Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction. The three — Anne Landman, Claudette Konola and Martin Wiesiolek — have asked Senate President ...


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Old tree to fall on
 Ouray anniversary

By Staff

The ancient Ute Council Tree in Delta will be cut down on Aug. 25, the 137th anniversary of the death of Chief Ouray, whose Uncompahgre Ute tribe gathered beneath its branches for years. The council tree, a cottonwood believed to have lived ...


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