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Heads swivel as Blue Angels streak across sky

By Rachel Sauer

What began with inspiration from birds — the wing-flapping ascents, the focused dives, the weightless drifting on changeable air currents, the higher and higher euphoria of flight — progressed to this, to streaks of supersonic ...


Coal Ridge seniors come to aid of injured hiker on isolated trail

By Staff

A retired art dealer living in New Castle is crediting two Coal Ridge High School seniors for coming to her aid when she fell and went unconscious in New Castle Sept. 4. The Garfield County Re-2 School District said in a news release that ...


Everyone’s Greek for a day at fest

By Rachel Sauer

For democracy, for the Hippocratic Oath, for the Winged Victory of Samothrace — Greece, we thank you. For Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, for “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” for epic tales of Titans and Olympians, ...


Kannah Creek expansion: Heady times for GJ brewing company

By {screen_name}

Fourteen years ago, Jim Jeffryes bought roughly 3 1/2 acres of barren ground at the intersection of High Potential and Sobering Reality, envisioning a brew pub in a neighborhood historically dominated by junkyards and radioactive mill ...

Palisade peaches hit fan in flap over signs

By Paul Shockley

While this year’s peach harvest is in the books, there’s a bitter taste lingering in Palisade’s court system. Peach growers Renee Herman and Pamela Carey, both cited by police on suspicion of disorderly conduct, are ...

Work starts on $150M gas plant expansion

By Dennis Webb

Ground has been broken on a $150 million expansion to Williams’ Parachute-area natural gas plant. Williams spokeswoman Donna Gray reported the groundbreaking at the recent quarterly Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in ...

Commissioners sign off on new fairgrounds plan

By Duffy Hayes

After countless meetings and focus groups, the release of a detailed business analysis and reams of comment cards and other community input, Mesa County commissioners last week gave the go-ahead to proceed with a new master planning process ...

Traffic Alert, Sept. 23, 2012

By Staff

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

Cops find pot grow
 at home
 of Grand Junction man

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Grand Junction man who told authorities he was a medical marijuana user and caregiver was arrested Thursday after deputies found 332 marijuana plants inside his home, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. After deputies ...

Coal train hits stalled pickup on tracks

By Duffy Hayes

Details remain sketchy about a train versus truck accident that happened early Friday morning, delaying a coal train for hours but causing no injuries. A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman confirmed the accident happened about 2 a.m. along the ...

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