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Man faces charges in I-70 incident

By Duffy Hayes

Numerous motorists called 911 in the area of Interstate 70 and the De Beque exit Tuesday afternoon, to report that an SUV was nearly crashing into other cars on the highway while traveling on the wrong side of the road at a high rate of ...


Paonia activist seeks dismissal of libel suit

By Dennis Webb

An attorney for a Paonia environmental activist has asked that a court dismiss a libel lawsuit brought by an energy company, contending that comments the activist made are substantially true and thus protected by the First Amendment. Steven ...


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Bill would pave way for driverless vehicles

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — They won’t be taking over the roadways anytime soon, but when there are more driverless vehicles motoring around, the Colorado Legislature wants to be ready. That, at least, was part of the point behind a bill that won ...


Change coming to roads measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Expected changes were made to a bill Wednesday to raise sales taxes to pay for road projects, and more are likely. The sponsors of the measure, House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat ...


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Gardner to BLM: Go west

By Dennis Webb

If U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has his way, top-level decisions by a major federal public lands agency would no longer be made in Washington, D.C. Rather, they’d emanate from right here in Grand Junction, which also could see hundreds of new ...


Airport board now has two vacancies

By Gary Harmon

With the resignation of Steve Wood, only one member of the Grand Junction Regional Airport Board who saw the airport through a tumultuous investigation remains. Wood resigned from the board, leaving a vacancy just as the airport board is to ...


Two die in motorcycle accident

By Staff

Two Rifle men driving two separate motorcycles died after a collision with a Ford Explorer in Silt on Monday. The men, Nathan Russo, 22, and Eduardo Medrano, 21, were killed in the collision just after 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of the ...


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By Gary Harmon

Community Hospital and University of Utah officials unveiled a health care plan Tuesday that would provide coverage for companies with as few as five employees. The Grand Valley Preferred Network is intended to compete with Monument Health, ...


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Man cited for fire; two other blazes investigated as arson

By Erin McIntyre

Officials cited a Whitewater man for a burn that damaged his neighbor’s property last week, and said they are continuing to investigate two fires they are now labeling as arson. Randall Swope, of 101 Kannah Creek Road, was issued a ...


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Man arraigned in Palisade murder case

By Gabrielle Porter

One of two men accused in the October murder of Palisade resident Paul Davis was arraigned Monday in Mesa County Court. Michael Anthony DuPont, 34, was arrested in February in Denver and faces charges of first-degree murder, second-degree ...


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