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Mesa County applies for trail funds to link Junction to Loma

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Mesa County commissioners agreed Monday to apply for $4.5 million in matching funding from Great Outdoors Colorado to extend the Colorado Riverfront Trail from Grand Junction to Loma, but not before one commissioner protested and urged the ...

Avalon renovations may start in fall

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members are expected to approve $110,800 Wednesday toward an initial $481,000 cost for design plans to renovate the historic Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. More than a year ago, council members approved a plan headed ...

Democrats to gather in caucuses tonight

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Colorado Democrats will gather tonight in precinct caucuses, as their Republican neighbors did a month ago. Though with President Barack Obama as the unchallenged nominee, there is no fight, such as the one Democrats had last year, or as ...

GarCo drilling sluggish so far

By Dennis Webb

Early data for this year reflect the sluggish state of local drilling activity thanks to low natural gas prices. Through Feb. 22, drilling had started on 83 new wells in Garfield County, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ...

Investments in bonds approved by House

By Charles Ashby

A Senate committee killed two controversial gun bills Monday, and the Colorado House approved measures to help counties save money and budding entrepreneurs start home-based businesses. The day began when the House unanimously approved a ...

BLM will reseed land burnt by Cosgrove Fire

By Matthew Berger

Later this month, more than 25,000 pounds of seed will be scattered by plane across the portion of federal land burned by the Cosgrove Fire last August. A mix of nine native plant seeds will be dropped on 1,744 acres in Little Book Cliffs ...


Bond set for two suspects in slaying

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A judge on Monday ordered two Clifton brothers held on a total of $3 million bond in connection with the stabbing death of a Fruita man last week. Julio Sesar Ortiz, 29, was given a $2 million bond, while Jose Juan Ortiz, 30, was given a $1 ...

Shortened District 51 schedule a real possibility

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A month ago, District 51 School Board President Greg Mikolai was 90 percent sure this would be the last school year in the near-term in which local students would attend public schools five days a week. As the concept of a four-day school ...


9-year-old plans to ‘grow up’ after long battle with cancer

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

If anyone needed love, it was Delaney, who was fighting for her life to beat the stage 4 cancer that spread throughout her body. Perhaps it was that love of her family, her friends, even strangers in the Grand Junction community, that helped ...

Redvale teen killed in avalanche near Moab

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Search and rescue teams on Sunday found the body of a western Colorado teen who was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, Utah. The Grand County Sheriff’s Department announced in a news release on ...

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