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Munk joins CMU as new assistant athletic director

By Matt Meyer

Colorado Mesa University announced Thursday the hiring of Joshua Munk as the assistant athletic director for facilities and events. Munk will manage all events and facilities for CMU’s 24 varsity sports. He most recently served as the ...


Rifle City Councilman Dirk Myers dies at 61

By Charles Ashby

Rifle City Councilor Dirk Myers died Thursday of a massive heart attack in his home, Rifle officials said. He was 61. Myers, who was elected to the Rifle City Council in 2013, was a recent resident to town, previously living in Aspen and ...

Colorado adopts ‘Crowdfunding Act’

By Charles Ashby

New state rules designed to help budding entrepreneurs get the funding they need to start up their businesses without dealing with a lot of government regulations were approved Thursday, just days before the law calling for those new rules ...

Colorado buyers snapping up 
trucks vs. cars

By Greg Ruland

Coloradans bought more new trucks, but fewer new cars, through June compared to the same period in 2014, a combined 7 percent increase that saw truck sales outpace car sales by a wide margin, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association ...


Partners job split between directors

By Emily Shockley

It became obvious when Joe Higgins jotted down his job duties as executive director of Mesa County Partners that it would take more than one person to replace him when he retired this past April. “The list was three pages long,” ...


Former doctor pleads guilty, plans to testify

By Paul Shockley

One of two former western Colorado doctors, indicted nearly four years ago for fraud and in connection with the deaths of four patients, pleaded guilty Wednesday after striking a deal with federal prosecutors. Eric Peper faces anywhere from ...

Salary ballooned over seven years with city

By Amy Hamilton

Elizabeth Tice’s salary as an employee with the city of Grand Junction nearly doubled in almost seven years, thanks to a series of promotions and pay raises based on performance and market-based adjustments. Tice, who was the ...


Man strikes deal in child-porn probe

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man who was charged with 100 felony counts after more than 5,400 images of child pornography were found on his computer may be sent to prison under a plea deal formalized on Wednesday. Sysco Gaglione, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to ...

Free-lunch applications now available

By Staff

Applications are available now for School District 51 students who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals based on household income. Parents can apply online at http://www.applyforlunch.com or pick up an application form at any ...

BLM to gather horses from Douglas Creek

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management will gather as many as 167 horses from the Douglas Creek area of the Bookcliffs in an effort to reduce the population to a more manageable level. The BLM has determined that wild-horse populations south of ...

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