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Teen driver cited in crash that injured motorcyclist

By Staff

A motorcyclist suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after being struck from behind “at highway speeds” by a 16-year-old driver in Gunnison County on Sunday, the Colorado State Patrol said. Josie Blackwell, 16, of Tarlin, ...


Congregation balks at offer for old downtown church site

By Lory Pounder

The Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority’s hopes to turn the block next to the Mesa County Public Library District’s central library into taxable property stalled recently when Victory Life Church rejected its purchase ...

Dozens arrested for unpaid tickets, minor warrants

By Paul Shockley

A coordinated roundup of old Grand Junction municipal arrest warrants resulted in at least 27 arrests Thursday and early Friday, Grand Junction police said Sunday. Street-crimes officers with the Grand Junction Police Department, accompanied ...

Fruita keeping disputed parcel in city limits

By Duffy Hayes

The city of Fruita has seen explosive growth in the past decade, but not everyone is so enamored with the idea of being a part of it. In fact, one property owner has gone to great lengths to do just the opposite: disconnect from the city of ...

Medicare faces changes as 10,000 seniors join daily

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With 10,000 people each day aging into Medicare, the program is likely to change, but it certainly won’t disappear, said Steve ErkenBrack, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Health Plans. A survey released in August by the AARP, ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 26, 2012

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ 2012 Interstate 70 Business Roadway Construction — Phase 2: The Colorado Department of Transportation and Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. continue the ...


Dry weather, high feed prices forcing ranchers to sell cows, calves early

By Duffy Hayes

The nods were subtle and the gestures understated by ranchers at the weekly livestock auction in Loma. But their mere presence this early in the selling season revealed a troubling trend in the cattle-raising this year. The nasty drought ...

Sell-off now, higher beef prices tomorrow

By Duffy Hayes

All the pressures livestock ranchers are feeling this year are likely to have consequences that reach into the future. One of the expected outcomes is higher beef prices next year. Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its ...


Nonprofits team up to paint pretty shades in Uganda

By Rachel Sauer

It’s not that there isn’t lightness and color in Danida, Uganda. There is — in the smiles and the sunrises and the small beauties of life. But often, in the day to day of just getting by, in the struggle and the stress, ...

Handcuffed county Republicans scramble as Wright stays in race

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With the Mesa County Republican Party leadership paralyzed by the candidacy of Jared Wright, party members have embarked on a frenzied, but so far unsuccessful, search for an alternative to his candidacy. One Republican even considered ...

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