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Extra credit

By Gary Harmon

School District 51 and the Grand Valley Drainage District are working on a curriculum aimed at explaining to students how water is handled in the Grand Valley. Once the drainage district is satisfied with the curriculum, it will write a ...


All welcome under resource fair tent

By Katie Langford

Attendance dropped at the second annual Grand Valley Peace & Justice resource fair on Friday and Saturday, which coordinator Sherry Cole said is actually a good sign. “To me, it’s a success. There’s still a great number ...


Tree climbers hang out in GJ

By Katie Langford

Dozens of professional tree climbers descended on — or somewhere above — Lincoln Park on Saturday for the first tree climbing competition ever held in Grand Junction. The Rocky Mountain chapter of the International Society of ...

Pressure is on to keep Halliburton office open

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County officials are mounting an effort to keep Halliburton’s local compound in operation, even as forecasts call for a rejuvenation of the oil and gas industry. The Grand Junction Economic Partnership also has approached the Mesa ...


Accusing mom possible strategy in case of Parachute baby’s death

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Attorneys for the man accused of killing his infant daughter in Parachute last year may argue at trial that the girl’s mother killed her instead. The revelation came Friday during a hearing in the case of ...

Minimum-wage boost likely to be on ballot

By Charles Ashby

The group backing a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage plans to turn in more than enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The group, Colorado Families for a Fair Wage, say they have more than 200,000 signatures ...

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile, county says

By Erin McIntyre

Public health officials detected the first mosquito that tested positive for West Nile Virus this week, according to the Mesa County Health Department. Traps located around the valley are used to attract mosquitos, which are tested for the ...

Cops: Man stole car, drove into oncoming traffic to avoid arrest

By Katie Langford

A 53-year-old man allegedly drove a stolen Jeep into oncoming traffic and through residential areas at high rates of speed in order to avoid Mesa County law enforcement on Thursday. Albert Mersman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of ...

Record, May 23, 2016

By Staff

MARRIAGES Kirsten Rose Peterson and Paul Benet Buda, June 25. Bruce Alan Williams and Deborah Jane Luhrs, July 3. Tye Wesley Smith-Gaines and Morgan Faye Cooley, July 2. Christian Joseph Feller and Amber Dawn Rainey, June 25. Nicholas ...


Chief: GJ police
 ahead of the curve
 on training, tactics

By Gabrielle Porter

Grand Junction’s police chief said his department is ahead of the curve in implementing law enforcement training to address issues like racial bias and encourages officers to rein in use of force, but believes it’s a mistake to ...

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