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Former GJ resident heads The Denver Foundation

By Charles Ashby

A former Grand Junction resident will take over The Denver Foundation, the oldest and largest community foundation in the state. In January, Christine Marquez-Hudson will become only the fifth chief executive of the foundation in its 90 ...


Help for an obelisk at risk

By Gary Harmon

After 84 years, the Colorado-Utah state-line monument that greeted travelers on the north side of what is now known as U.S. Highway 6 is in for a makeover — and not a moment too soon, officials said. The monument, made of concrete with ...


County getting new DA

By Paul Shockley

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Mesa County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dan Rubinstein on Tuesday to serve what’s left of District Attorney Pete Hautzinger’s third and final term in office. Rubinstein, 44, was the ...


Man guilty in slaying of mother

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man on Tuesday told a judge he hears strange voices “not as much” as he once did, then admitted he killed his mother in a rage over a cigarette. Daniel Stetzel, 32, could be sentenced to anywhere from 16 to 48 ...


Police investigate return of Internet gaming cafes

By Greg Ruland

Internet sweepstakes cafes where players wager on the outcome of spinning digital wheels were closed across Colorado last spring after a new law cracked down on illegal gambling, but at least two local cafes are betting they found a way around ...


Cops: Man was making hash oil at home in GJ

By Paul Shockley

Authorities executing a search warrant Friday discovered a butane hash oil extraction system inside the garage of a Main Street home, according to an arrest affidavit. Ashland Thomas, 25, was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail in lieu of ...


Bird gets lost, decides to wing it

By Erin McIntyre

When Jan Castle saw the pigeon knocking on her sliding glass door, she knew it was no ordinary bird. The pigeon, with its brightly colored plumage and sleek body, didn’t look like the ones hanging out downtown. It seemed curious and ...


Meeting gives citizens chance to clear the air

By Amy Hamilton

Offending smells from the Deer Creek wastewater disposal facility south of Grand Junction dominated the discussion at a Monday night forum hosted by a local group called Citizens for Clean Air. Gwen and Justin Russell, who live off Bridgeport ...


Mother worried, reports daughter from GJ missing

By Mike Wiggins

It has been far from a perfect life for Heather Fullerton — a runaway and pregnant at 17, struggles with alcohol and poor parenting that resulted in her two children being removed from her home. But the 28-year-old Grand Junction woman ...

From development of downtown to hospital, vagrants straining city

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson has been a cop in town for 32 years, and he’s always dealt with the homeless in his job. But in recent years their number and visibility have increased, along with ...

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