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State resurfacing eight interstate bridges

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started to rehabilitate eight bridges on Interstate 70 west of Fruita, but the work has nothing to do with any high-river damage. The project, which will take until November to complete, is to ...

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Meeting aims to ‘take back’ riverfront

By Amy Hamilton

Before Friday, Linde Marshall hadn’t been back to the Colorado Riverfront Trail since an incident that scared her months ago. In early spring, she was pregnant and walking along the trail next to her 3-year-old daughter, who was on a ...

Petitions out for recall of Montrose board

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Clerk and Recorder’s office issued three approved petitions Friday afternoon to Recall Montrose, the citizen-led effort to recall Montrose County Commissioners Gary Ellis, Ron Henderson and David ...


For 20th year, city employees sponsor clothing drive at Lincoln Park

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

People lined up early Friday afternoon in anticipation of the City of Grand Junction Employees’ Association’s annual clothing giveaway. This is the 20th year the giveaway has taken place at Lincoln Park Barn, and many people in ...

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Palisade home to high and dry builder of boats

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Being landlocked between peach trees and desert doesn’t stop Jim Thayer from building boats strong enough to sail the ocean’s currents. “This is a terrible place to be building boats, but I like it here,” Thayer said ...

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Fugitive killer to be sent back to Florida

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The escaped murderer who was living in Montrose County until his arrest last week has been approved by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper for extradition to Florida. But not before he faces a local charge, a judge ruled ...


Photos released for crime spree suspects

By Paul Shockley

California authorities Thursday released photos of two men wanted for questioning in the slaying of two people last month in the San Francisco Bay Area in addition to being wanted on murder warrants in Grand Junction. Jaime Cardenas, 19, and ...

DA: 70 firearms found in home of meth suspect

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose County man arrested last month and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute could be charged with multiple gun charges, a deputy district attorney said Thursday. David Daley, 55, was ...

Judge in hospital ruling got 90% performance rating

By William Woody

A Montrose County commissioner’s view of a local judge’s expertise is not shared by the people who rate the state’s judges. Seventh Judicial District Judge Jeff Herron ruled last week the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board ...


Victim of Fruitvale slaying identified

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday identified a man whose body was found at a Fruitvale apartment where he lived. Luis Alberto Vazquez Oliva, 27, was commonly known as “Alberto” or “Beto,” the ...

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