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Fine triples in six months for Meeker guv candidate

By Charles Ashby

Fines against a Meeker Republican who ran for governor in 2014 have nearly tripled since the start of the year for failing to file numerous campaign finance reports. They’re reached more than $117,000. Jim Rundberg, 60, a graduate of ...


Crew saw deer before fatal 2014 copter crash

By Dennis Webb

Crew members spoke of seeing deer seconds before a helicopter struck a utility line south of Silt last year and crashed, killing the three on board. That’s according to a summary of an audio recording, one of several recently released ...

Fireworks cause of brush fire, officials say

By Rachel Sauer

Fireworks are to blame for a brush fire that burned a field on Chestnut Drive in Grand Junction on Saturday night. The fire at 2618 Chestnut Drive was reported at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, originally as a structure fire, according to the Grand ...


Taking part in a fruitful endeavor

By Rachel Sauer

The cherries were so ripe they were practically black, growing in tight clusters all the way around the branches, which were bowed with the bounty. Down the bower-like rows of trees in Rob Fenwick’s orchard, volunteers — most of ...


Once-bustling mining district did not deliver a boom

By Bob Silbernagel

Fulford was always a tease, according to Richard Perske. The gold miners and others who briefly settled in the community southeast of present-day Eagle kept expecting — hoping, actually — that the mountains near Fulford would ...

Colorado joins suit against federal water regulations

By Gary Harmon

Thirteen states, including Colorado, are challenging a federal regulation defining “waters of the United States.” The suit, filed in Bismarck, North Dakota, federal court, contends the Environmental Protection Agency’s new ...


Jennifer Blagg’s mother: Juror dredges up pain

By Paul Shockley

In her first public statements since a new trial was granted in Michael Blagg’s murder case, Jennifer Blagg’s mother called for “harsh but fair” punishment for the ex-juror responsible for the upheaval. “Of ...


Old Glory back on top of Independence

By Greg Ruland

Old Glory snapped in the wind atop Independence Monument after volunteer climbers raised the flag there Saturday for all the world to see. It was the culmination of a decades-long Independence Day tradition. Around 15 climbers led by Jose ...


Brush fire threatens structures Saturday night

By Greg Ruland

A large brush fire burning on the city’s northwest side threatened several structures, but few details were available late Saturday night. Flames more than 100 feet tall burned across a stretch of land near the 2600 block of Chestnut ...


Drainage officials float homeowner fees as fix to flood problems

By Amy Hamilton

Most days at about sunset, Mount Garfield is bathed in a resplendent glow as the sun coaxes out crimson hues to the awe of Palisade and Clifton residents. But those same folks who live below the mountain, near natural washes or irrigation ...

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