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Deputies looking for overdue camper

By Staff

Authorities are looking for a Craig man who is overdue from a weekend camping trip in Mesa County. Scott Burke, 43, was supposed to return Saturday, but no one has seen or heard from him since he left Craig on Friday, according to the Mesa ...


Judge shows compassion to ‘desperate’ suspect

By Gabrielle Porter

A Clifton man accused of attempting to rob an Alpine Bank branch was released on a personal-recognizance bond Monday after a judge said he wanted to show compassion to someone who was “desperate” and down on his luck. John Eric ...

Congressional candidates trade barbs on public lands

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is taking issue with his Democratic rival’s newest television ad. In it, former state Sen. Gail Schwartz says Tipton wants to sell off public lands and make them available to private individuals and ...


Minister Conard Pyle was a local advocate against domestic abuse

By Gary Harmon

A service for Conard Pyle, a longtime minister in the Grand Valley who advocated against domestic violence, will be at 
2 p.m. Oct. 15 at First Congregational Church. Pyle died Wednesday. He was 88. Pyle was a minister at First ...

Forum addresses burning in city

By Gabrielle Porter

Members of a Mesa County citizens’ group heard details of a proposed ban on residential burning in Grand Junction’s city limits for the first time Monday evening, just months after their organization asked city councilors to tackle ...

Lottery recognizes 4 Grand Valley projects

By Staff

Four Grand Valley community-betterment projects have earned recognition from the Colorado Lottery, which presented Starburst Awards to the city of Grand Junction, the town of Palisade and Mesa County. Proceeds from the lottery fund Great ...

Officials: Analyze effects of oil shale

By Dennis Webb

Colorado and federal environmental officials want the Bureau of Land Management to ensure that the ozone and other air quality impacts of a proposed oil shale project just across the border in Utah are adequately considered. The Colorado ...


Delta father ill, but escorts daughter to homecoming events

By Katie Langford

When Delta High School junior Emily Martinez asked her date to escort her during homecoming week, she had no doubt he would say yes. Emily asked her dad, Ben Martinez, to escort her to the week’s events. Ben, a volunteer firefighter ...

Woman accused of large pot grow with kids at home

By Erin McIntyre

A woman who denied any knowledge of more than 300 marijuana plants growing in the home she occupied with her children was arrested earlier this month. Members of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force and the Grand Junction Police Department ...


Woman asks for arrest; troopers grant her wish

By Erin McIntyre

A woman who begged law enforcement officers to take her to jail after her significant other was arrested ended up getting her wish last week. Colorado State Patrol troopers arrested 34-year-old Jamie Marie Rivera after she allegedly assaulted ...

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