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Cops arrest man on suspicion of 2nd-degree murder

By Amy Hamilton

Police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of 20-year-old Caleb Fettig on Dec. 5. Terrence Richardson, 21, was arrested Friday on a warrant and jailed on a suspicion of second-degree murder, according to the Grand Junction ...


Rural Fruita family saves injured baby, but can’t keep doe as a pet

By Erin McIntyre

Six months ago, A.J. Woodhams was riding his dirt bike in the desert and found something he just couldn’t leave behind. A tiny fawn, which couldn’t be more than a few days old and had been tangled in barbed wire, was injured and ...

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Interior post sparks sharp disagreements

By Gary Harmon

Environmental organizations lashed out Friday at the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump would nominate a congresswoman from Washington to head the Interior Department, which oversees millions of acres of federal lands, most of them ...


Feds rebuff natural gas project again

By Gary Harmon

Federal regulators on Friday rejected for a second time the proposed Jordan Cove project that would take natural gas from northwest Colorado to Japan and other buyers on the Pacific Rim. The rejection prompted a sharp response from David ...

City may seek increase in sales tax

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction city officials hope there is enough interest among residents to bring minor-league hockey and basketball teams to the Grand Valley. If so, those officials hope city residents will approve a proposed quarter-cent sales tax ...

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Slain young man spent difficult years

By Gabrielle Porter

The 20-year-old man who was found stabbed to death Monday afternoon in a Grand Junction trailer park spent his high school years in Mesa County, but struggled with addiction and had spent the last two years living on streets or with various ...


Police: Intruder returns for her belongings

By Gabrielle Porter

A 76-year-old Clifton woman who found a purse, jacket and boots that didn’t belong to her inside her front room early Wednesday morning got an even bigger surprise that afternoon when the apparent owner of the items came back to ask for ...

Planned nuke plant 
offers opportunity 
to reserve power

By Gary Harmon

The company that plans to build a two-unit nuclear generation station in eastern Utah dangled the opportunity Thursday for utilities to reserve power from the station. Executives of Blue Castle Holdings touted the advantages of a $12 billion ...

Black Hills, Laramie scoop up leases after BLM moves ahead

By Dennis Webb

Black Hills Exploration & Production and Laramie Energy emerged with numerous new federal oil and gas leases in Mesa and Garfield counties Thursday following an auction that proceeded after written environmental protests of the sale were ...

Blotter, Dec. 9, 2016

By Staff

Robbery at North Ave. store Police are seeking information about an armed robbery at C&F Foods, 2847 North Ave., just after midnight Wednesday morning. An unknown person used a weapon to rob a victim of cash and other items, according ...

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