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Two men in hospital after fight near street

By Staff

The Grand Junction Police Department is still investigating what happened between two men who were involved in a fight in the middle of the day Monday. The men, whose names were not released, were fighting at 25th Street and North Avenue at ...


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One of Aurora suspect’s lawyers defended Nemnich

By Paul Shockley

One of the attorneys for accused mass murderer James Holmes should be familiar to Grand Junction courtroom watchers. Currently assigned to the Colorado State Public Defender office’s capital cases team, Chief Trial Attorney Daniel King ...


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Designation as a park no guarantee of increase in visitors to Colorado National Monument

By Matthew Berger

As locals debate the merits of redesignating Colorado National Monument a national park, the experiences of other monuments-turned-parks suggest the anticipated impacts on both tourism and the natural landscape might be overblown. While most ...


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CBI: Gun checks surge after killings

By Paul Shockley

State data shows Coloradans flocked to gun stores after Friday’s shooting massacre in Aurora as firearms background checks nearly doubled over three days from the pace of a year ago. “There’s an overall increase in checks ...


Homes near Meeker fire not at risk

By Amy Hamilton

Firefighters battling the two biggest wildfires in the region are taking advantage of the recent rain and the humidity that has settled in. The lightning-caused Powell Fire that started Thursday is burning on nearly 900 acres about five ...


Interest rates save money on school bond

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A second round of bond resales will save School District 51 taxpayers $4.4 million. The district holds $113 million in debt from a $44.13 million bond issue passed by voters in 1996 and a $109 million bond issue passed by voters in 2004. ...


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Fruita museum reels in prehistoric ‘toothy terror’

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A giant predator of the seas, unearthed this week from the mud in which it lay for 75 million years, could be on display as soon as the spring at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita. Volunteers and staff members from the Museum of Western Colorado ...


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Craftsman’s work decorates roundabout

By Melinda Mawdsley

Tim Patty doesn’t consider himself an artist. In fact, when someone tries to use the words “you’re” and “artist” together, Patty all but interrupts the sentence. Still, it seems Patty must possess some ...


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Lightning sparks fires around Western Slope

By Melinda Mawdsley

Lightning appreared to be the cause of a growing number of wildfires spotted during a busy weekend for both the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit and the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. According to a release from the ...


Pipeline to carry gas-field byproduct

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a local pipeline proposal that would improve transportation of natural gas liquids from production sites in Utah and Wyoming. The 95-mile, 16-inch-diameter Western Expansion Project ...


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