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Mistaken ID possible in deadly incident

By Paul Shockley

A witness told police a Clifton woman who was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident on Main Street appeared briefly to recognize the driver of the vehicle that eventually struck her, according to an arrest affidavit. Authorities now ...

Don’t squander vote, Libertarian VP hopeful says

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A vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil. That’s one reason Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate and a former Orange County, Calif. superior court judge Jim Gray listed Monday evening in an effort to convince three ...


River demands exceed supplies; states at risk

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The unfounded optimism that underlaid the structure of the 1922 Colorado River Compact might soon take a toll on Colorado and the other sparely populated mountain states that send water south and west to more arid, and more populous states ...

Trail users tout use of Glade Park road

By Duffy Hayes

In March, Mesa County commissioners approved the closure of a rugged and scenic road that connects two main arteries near Piñon Mesa on Glade Park — with little fanfare and zero public comment about the decision. On Monday, ...


Grand Junction grad hunkers down during storm

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With winds from a hurricane rushing through the row houses of Philadelphia, Martha Hitchins summed up her position in a few words: “Terrified timpanist survives Sandy.” Hitchins, a Grand Junction High School graduate and now ...


Energy producer proud of office’s energy savings

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — A company that’s in the business of producing energy has opened a new office building that places an emphasis on energy savings. Encana USA has moved into its new field office in Parachute.  It’s the oil and ...

Garfield commits $1 million to study on drilling

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners formally committed $1 million Monday toward what’s being called a first-of-its-kind study of air pollution near oil and gas operations. The action came during a meeting at which commissioners also expressed ...

Son jailed in drug investigation accused of enlisting mother in forgery, drug sales

By Paul Shockley

A man already jailed on suspicion of selling heroin is accused of enlisting his mother to present fake documents to a judge, in addition to directing her on selling his drugs. Ryan Boylan, 28, of Grand Junction, was ordered jailed last week ...

Concerns well up over water quality

By Dennis Webb

The county that’s home to Las Vegas, Nev., is supporting a proposed downscaling of federal land available for possible oil shale leasing and calling for thorough analysis of potential water impacts of commercial oil shale and tar sands ...

White Hall demolition delayed while grant obtained

By Lory Pounder

White Hall will sit in its burn-scarred, collapsing state a bit longer. The early-September start date for the asbestos abatement and demolition project was pushed back while permitting and a grant application processed at the state level. ...

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