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Video contest highlights best of outdoor fun

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership launched an outdoor video contest this summer in an effort to attract outdoor companies to the Grand Valley. “So many of the outdoor companies are here because they were born here and ...


Feel picky? Come get free peaches

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The overgrown trees are laden with peaches that nobody wants to buy. “The packing house said they were too small. They’re considered a second peach and the houses are swamped this year with seconds,” Don Schanaman said as a ...

For The Record, Aug. 4, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Michael and Lindsay King, Grand Junction, a son, July 1. Aaron Paul Frierson and Anna Faye Doll, Clifton, a daughter, July 16. Logan and Jordan Hancock, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 20. Daniel Oest and ...


Fourth victim claims abuse by sex suspect

By Paul Shockley

A former senior mentor at Mesa County Partners is accused of molesting a fourth boy, an alleged victim the suspect met in a youth football program, prosecutors said Thursday. Mark Bustamante, 50, waived advisement Thursday on two new charges, ...

Mitt Romney

Governors join Romney at Basalt visit

By Dennis Webb

BASALT­—A sign in the Basalt High School Longhorns gym proclaims “Welcome to the Big House.” The gym proved big enough Thursday to accommodate presidential candidate Mitt Romney and 10 Republican governors along with a ...


Intersection closing for 18 days

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Motorists who regularly use Riverside Parkway to reach destinations on the west end of the Grand Valley or those trying to reach Orchard Mesa on the same route will have to find alternate routes for most of the rest of August. Road building ...

Oil and gas panel taps new director

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A Denver attorney who has represented the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as well as energy-industry clients will take over as head of the commission. Officials highlighted the experience of Matthew Lepore, who was lead counsel ...


Children found in ‘extremely dirty’ home with meth

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A Fruita husband and wife were arrested Thursday after authorities say they found the couple, their two young children and suspected methamphetamine inside the family’s dirty home. Tammra Faye Stafford, 44, and Martin Stafford, 49, both ...

County lifts fire restrictions

By Paul Shockley

Fire restrictions in place for more than two months in Mesa County were lifted at midnight today. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and Mesa County Fire Chief’s Association said Thursday that extreme drought conditions mean ...

First human case of West Nile confirmed

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Mesa County’s first case of West Nile Virus in a human this year has been confirmed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory. The local woman diagnosed recently with West Nile is the first person to test ...

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