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Blotter, May 31, 2016

By Staff

Intent to sell drugs alleged Rhiannon Arredondo, 24, might face a felony possession with the intent to distribute charge after police officers said they found suspected methamphetamine, Suboxone, a digital scale, several baggies and a ...


Honor for those who gave up their lives

By Katie Langford

Hundreds of veterans, family members and loved ones payed tribute to deceased military service members at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado on Monday. The Memorial Day ceremony paid tribute to the men and women who sacrificed ...

Hospitals donate life-saving equipment

By Katie Langford

Two Grand Junction hospitals are making emergency medical care more accessible at a few of the Grand Valley’s most popular tourist sites with a donation of four external defibrillators. Family Health West and St. Mary’s Hospital ...

Xcel considers change for electricity customers; public comment sought

By Katie Langford

Xcel Energy is considering a change to the way it charges customers for electricity, and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hear public comments on the proposed changes in Grand Junction in June. Xcel is proposing new rate designs ...


Barber hanging up his clippers

By Melinda Mawdsley

Hugh Young received his final haircut and beard trim from Doug Usher. It was a sentimental moment Thursday morning between barber and longtime client, but barber shops aren’t a place for tears and sad goodbyes. They are a place for ...


Scope of protections has greatly evolved during the Mesa Land Trust’s 35 years

By Bob Silbernagel

James and Laura Sanders admit they were naive when they decided to become Palisade peach farmers eight years ago. James, who grew up in Fruita and worked in the energy business, had no previous experience in agriculture. Neither did Laura, ...


Gratitude heartfelt a year after transplant

By Amy Hamilton

Tammy Harper’s new heart works so well, it shakes her whole body a little bit when she sleeps. The 52-year-old Palisade woman is just now figuring out what it feels like to feel good. She’s starting to realize that most people ...


Firefighters ‘fill the boot’ campaign helps those with muscular dystrophy

By Melinda Mawdsley

In small font, barely visible unless a Grand Junction Fire Department truck is stopped, the phrase “taking care of people and property” is painted. In most instances, ensuring the safety of area residents includes putting out ...


High-five for the Hive Five

By Melinda Mawdsley

A high school graduation requirement turned into a labor of love for the members of Hive Five. As part of the International Baccalaureate diploma program offered through Palisade High School, graduating seniors Jared Beshai, Nayeli Contreras, ...


Rolling tribute honors veterans

By Amy Hamilton

Not everyone who serves their country is hailed as a hero. Orchard Mesa resident Dick McIntyre aims to change that. For about seven years, McIntyre labored over his 1965 Chevy C10 short bed pickup, creating an alcohol-fueled truck that ...

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