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Cat conundrum

By Erin McIntyre

When Stacy Schoolfield and Jennifer Hancock found the newborn kittens living in a filthy litter box hidden in the weeds behind the empty neighbor’s house, covered in urine and feces, they knew they had to do something. Schoolfield had ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 20, 2017

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions  ■ Riverside Parkway Resurfacing Project: Asphalt milling from 6 p.m.–7 a.m., ...

Denver cat strategy — less than two years in the making — is already paying off

By Erin McIntyre

The answer to Mesa County’s cat woes may be in a pilot program started in Denver in 2016. The Metro Denver Cats Around Town (C.A.T.) initiative targeted cat populations in one ZIP code to start and has now spread to two adjoining ZIP ...


Hope dims for the shadeless

By Amy Hamilton

If you’re trying to find protective glasses to watch Monday’s near-total solar eclipse, you might have to open a vein to snag a pair. Wait, even that plan dried up. Folks trying to get a pair of the cheaply made but coveted ...

Pugliese: Trump listening to wide America

By Gary Harmon

The Trump administration has done something its predecessor never did: Listen to local government officials, Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese said Friday. While federal law requires that local officials be allowed to comment on various ...

Confusion in Orchard Mesa case

By Erin McIntyre

Two men involved in a reported shooting on Orchard Mesa early Friday were arrested later that day as the investigation into what prompted the 911 call continued. Jaben Lawson, 27, and Christopher Lashbrook, 38, were arrested Friday afternoon ...

Candidate launches bid 
for Mesa County clerk

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction real estate broker on Friday announced her bid for Mesa County clerk and recorder, saying she would emphasize transparency and efficiency in the office that operates the Department of Motor Vehicles. Tina Peters is the first ...

Work halted at airport
 after concrete batch fails

By Gary Harmon

Work on the east commercial jet ramp at Grand Junction Regional Airport came to a halt Friday, and will not continue for at least 45 days, as a batch of already-poured concrete failed a test. Samples taken on the 28th day after the first ...

For The Record: Aug. 19, 2017

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Anthony and McKenzie Pratte, Grand Junction, a daughter, Aug. 3. Donald and Alexa Webb, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 4. Jordan and Cody Saavedra, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 5. Delta County Memorial ...


Man gets 15 years in Molina shootings

By Erin McIntyre

One of the three men involved in a shooting and burglary in Molina that injured three residents last year was sentenced to 15 years in prison in a plea agreement Friday. Despite protests from the three victims who were present at the hearing, ...

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