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Junction grand jury meeting

By Staff

A federal grand jury is now operating in Grand Junction, handling cases generated on much of the state’s Western Slope. The grand jury was empaneled in April by U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello, said Magistrate Judge Gordon ...


Unemployment rate at 4.5%, off the trend

By Greg Ruland

Mesa County unemployment rose four-tenths of a point from October to November, registering a jobless rate of 4.5 percent for the month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported Friday. Meanwhile, about 350 local workers left ...

Delta schools get state career-readiness grant

By Emily Shockley

More Delta County students interested in health services careers will be able to get a jump-start on job training thanks to a $75,000 grant from the state. Delta County School District 50 is one of 39 recipients announced this week who will ...

Just after re-election, Montrose clerk says she’s resigning soon

By Staff

Even though she was just re-elected to a third term last month, Montrose County Clerk Francine Tipton-Long is stepping down from that job. Tipton-Long, who was first elected to the office in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, is to leave the job a ...

Blotter, Dec. 20, 2014

By Staff

Mail theft alleged An off-duty deputy with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office reportedly witnessed mail being stolen on 5800 Road on Thursday. According to law enforcement, the deputy was able to follow the vehicle long enough to ...

For The Record, Dec. 20, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital David and Raimi Unverferth, Fruita, a son, Nov. 23. Martin Kimberger and Alissa Lawson, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 25. Basheal and Christine Agrawal, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 28. Douglas and ...


12 jailed in meth, heroin ring

By Paul Shockley

Twelve people arrested Thursday and overnight Friday, and four more who are wanted on arrest warrants, are allegedly tied to a local drug trafficking organization that’s supplied by a Front Range motorcycle club, as revealed during a ...

Senator seeks investigation into vet’s care

By Staff

The office of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said earlier this week that the senator would request an investigation into the case of Army veteran Rodger Holmes, who believes he received substandard care at the Grand Junction Veterans ...

Collbran school gets grant for big tech upgrade

By Emily Shockley

Taking online classes, creating websites and viewing digital simulations of science experiments on a laptop screen are all activities Collbran students have become accustomed to since Plateau Valley School started buying laptops for every ...


Gardner pays visit to Grand Junction

By Gary Harmon

Congress made it clear that states should take the lead role on protecting the sage grouse in the western United States, Sen.-elect Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said Thursday. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell “would be well advised to work ...

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