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Bicyclist with gun on hip 
spurs lockdown at GJ High

By Paul Shockley

A bicyclist with a holstered handgun was detained by police and released without charges Wednesday after causing a lockdown at Grand Junction High School. The bicyclist, a man who Grand Junction Police Sgt. Dave Stassen described to be in his ...


Firm appeals ruling to halt Roan drilling

By Staff

The company holding the disputed leases atop the Roan Plateau is appealing a judge’s ruling setting aside the federal plan that led to those leases being issued. Bill Barrett Corp. filed its notice of appeal just prior to last ...

Museum of Western Colorado seeks $375,000 minimum from county

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The Museum of Western Colorado got its foot in the door early on Wednesday, asking Mesa County commissioners to pump at least $375,000 into its operations, the same amount the county contributed this year. A more reasonable number, though, ...

‘Personhood’ initiative won’t be on ballot

By Charles Ashby

A proposed initiative to define an unborn child at all stages of development as a person failed to get on the November ballot, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office ruled Wednesday. The so-called personhood effort came up nearly ...

Palisade seeks new director for chamber

By Duffy Hayes

Maybe it’s fitting that the town best known for fresh fruit is leading the region in terms of turnover — at least when it comes to heading up the local chamber of commerce. The Palisade Chamber of Commerce is seeking its fourth ...


School sidewalk plan 
runs into federal red tape

By Duffy Hayes

When does negotiating layers of federal red tape become more trouble than it’s worth? Palisade is wrestling with that question now, after a seemingly simple plan to build a couple of blocks of needed sidewalk near Taylor Elementary ...

Reading volunteers still trying to reach magic 500 number

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Going into its third school year, the 500 Plan still is striving to gather 500 volunteers to tutor students in reading for one hour after school each Wednesday for eight-week periods. In all, 228 adults have participated in the program ...

Toddler found alone at home after mom heads to bar

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton mother was ticketed on suspicion of misdemeanor child abuse after she went to a downtown Grand Junction bar on Sunday night and her 2-year-old daughter was found asleep and alone at home. Maura Pernicano, 21, was arrested at ...

Capco keeps sights on gun mount contracts

By Duffy Hayes

American soldiers will be carrying a lighter, easier-to-use tripod for their heavy machine guns sometime in the future, after Grand Junction mechanical and electronic systems manufacturer Capco Inc. won a $35 million defense contract to ...

Parachute man, 26,
 to receive probation 
in accidental gun death

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Parachute man would avoid prison time under a plea bargain in the accidental shooting death of another man. Nathanael James Rice, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminally negligent homicide in connection with the ...

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