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Rescue call heralds start of float season

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Search and Rescue teams on two boats were called Tuesday after a 21-year-old woman tubing with friends on the Colorado River overshot her destination. The woman, free-floating with a group of about half a dozen people, became ...


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County OKs D 1/2 Road widening

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a contract for the first phase of a project that will widen D 1/2 Road and make it safer for students to walk to two area elementary schools. The board signed off on a $571,307 contract with ...


City told to scale down hopes for safety complex

By Emily Shockley

Dump Taj Majal dreams and think vanilla. That was the message a dozen people told Grand Junction City Council members at Monday’s fourth installment of the city’s public safety facilities listening tour at the Mesa County ...


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Suspect in Fruita slaying embellished service record

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man who told police after the fatal shooting of his roommate that he had been “trained to shoot to kill” had served five years in the U.S. Army, but saw no combat, according to Army records and the suspect’s ...


Fire meeting set tonight in Norwood

By Emily Shockley

Officials will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Norwood Town Hall, 1670 Naturita St., about a fire that has burned 3,200 acres in the area. Rain and snow overnight Sunday and Monday helped firefighters battling the Beaver Fire.  It ...


Sale of Valley Investments’ assets proceeding under bankruptcy rules

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More than 400 creditors of failed Valley Investments will begin the bankruptcy process Wednesday with at least one bit of welcome news. The receivership appointed a year ago to take over the firm is completing work studying a full-price ...


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Top cop takes fire for transfer of eventual killer

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is taking some heat for allowing a would-be FBI informant into the state who later killed four people. The issue centers around Scott Lee Kimball, who at the time of his 2002 transfer from Alaska to ...


Trial set in jail escape case

By Paul Shockley

A man charged as an accessory in a successful 2009 escape from the Mesa County Jail could be taking his case to trial. Rodney Price, 32, was scheduled Monday for a six-day trial after pleading not guilty to aiding and abetting escape in the ...


Chamber begins shop-local wristband campaign

By Emily Shockley

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has invested in 7,500 blue rubber wristbands in hopes of jump-starting the local economy. Locals can pick up the bands at the chamber office, Mesa Mall or any business participating in the ...


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State’s two halves try to reconcile competing interests in Shoshone

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The Shoshone hydroelectric power plant in Glenwood Canyon is the Holy Grail of water politics in the Colorado River Basin, one that Western Slope water interests have a sliver of hope of getting in their grasp. Shoshone generates 14 megawatts ...


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