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Evacuation lifted in De Beque

By Rachel Sauer

An evacuation order affecting people living southeast of De Beque was entirely lifted Saturday night, but Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey advised all residents to remain on evacuation alert as the Pine Ridge Fire continued burning. Hilkey ...

Shuttered Glacier Ice Arena on the market

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Two years after closing The Glacier Ice Arena, the owners of the ice rink are putting the building up for sale in the hope that a buyer will be able to revive it as an ice rink. Owners Alan and Robbie Koos took the maker of the faulty ...


Avalon Ambition

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There’s no record of Drew Barrymore having visited Grand Junction, but her great-aunt, Ethel Barrymore, lit up the stage of the Avalon Theatre downtown back when the Avalon was on a national entertainment circuit and Ethel was the Meryl ...


70 shave heads for cancer research

By Rachel Sauer

As curl after dark-brown curl drifted to the floor, Robyn Carmine thought about her brother. As one long, gray braid went and then another, Harriet Carmine thought about her son. “Losing hair is nothing,” Paul Miller told the ...

Pilot survives crash in GarCo

By Staff

Members of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department and Garfield County Search and Rescue Inc. located a downed small aircraft at 6:45 p.m. Saturday on the Jess Weaver Trail above No Name Creek trail head near Glenwood Springs, according ...

Delta latest to nix fireworks

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The Delta Fire Department is joining a long list of Western Slope communities and organizations canceling their holiday fireworks displays because of the drought and extreme wildfire danger. Jason Cooley, station manager with the Fire ...

Truck wreck closes I-70

By Rachel Sauer

Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for several hours Saturday afternoon and evening after a tractor-trailer crashed and caused a five-acre brush fire, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. The crash happened near mile ...


Firefighter brings respect for area’s drastic conditions

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE — Fresh off helping fight the destructive High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Montana firefighter Doug Knight arrived here Friday hoping to protect property, but also recognizing the need for crews to respect Colorado’s ...

Junction cancels pyrotechnics show

By Amy Hamilton

The Fourth of July will be a lot quieter and less sparkly in Grand Junction this year after city officials decided Friday to cancel the annual fireworks display. The move was prompted by the high fire danger and the severity of the Pine Ridge ...

15 Grand Valley agencies plan for wildfire-related emergencies

By Katie Langford

Fifteen agencies from around the Grand Valley met Thursday night to begin support and coordination efforts with firefighters and each other in response to the growing Pine Ridge Fire. Shortly after an evacuation was ordered for a portion of ...

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