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Affidavit: Man crashed SUV to kill stepfather

By Paul Shockley

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told a judge Wednesday he’ll charge a Collbran man with attempted first-degree murder stemming from allegations he tried to kill his stepfather by steering a sport-utility vehicle down an embankment and ...


Wastewater smell subsides, but not concerns

By Amy Hamilton

Some residents who previously smelled the “metallic” odor emitting from wastewater retaining ponds off U.S. Highway 50 said the smell has subsided somewhat in recent days. However, with hot temperatures expected in the coming ...

Group gives $150,000 grant to Mesa County

By Paul Shockley

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Tuesday that Mesa County is among 20 jurisdictions that will receive a $150,000 grant to develop a plan aimed at reducing jail population. The grant is part of the Chicago-based ...

Stapleton talk covers range of state issues

By Duffy Hayes

Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton is in the middle of a multi-day swing through the western part of the state, which included a lunchtime speech to the Rotary Club of Grand Junction Wednesday. In his remarks at Two Rivers Convention Center, ...


Affidavit: Man attempts 
to bribe trooper in DUI

By Paul Shockley

While his lawyer called it an “unfortunate comment,” a Grand Junction man faces a potential felony bribery charge for promising “100 bucks” to a Colorado State Patrol trooper if the lawman took him home and not to jail ...

STARTEK reverses decision to lay off 120

By Greg Ruland

About 120 employees whose jobs were to be eliminated at STARTEK’s Grand Junction office at the end of this month found out Wednesday that “last-minute restructuring” made it possible for them to stay, at least for the time ...


DRILLER’S MARKET: Slowdown in oil industry yields cheap drilling costs

By Dennis Webb

These are far from the best of times for energy companies in western Colorado and across the country, with a drilling slowdown and layoffs resulting from low oil and gas prices. But the slowdown also has produced at least one upside for ...

West Salt Creek slide lake leaks, officials report

By Gary Harmon

A new watercourse springing from the West Salt Creek landslide has Mesa County officials saying they’re paying close attention to the change. Tim Hayashi and Frank Kochevar Jr., respectively the senior engineer and survey supervisor for ...


Palisade’s beloved ‘town grouch’ dies

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not customary for the town of Palisade to send flowers for a deceased community member. Yet Bud Lofvenborg wasn’t just any resident. Lofvenborg, 88, died Sunday at Community Hospital, according to his death notice. His ...

County fears power lines’ effect on grouse caps

By Dennis Webb

Moffat County officials are worried that two proposed power line projects could count heavily against disturbance caps the federal government is considering to protect greater sage-grouse habitat. Moffat Commissioner John Kinkaid said the ...

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