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GVT rides free from 7 to 10 p.m. now until Sept. 1

By Staff

Patrons can ride Grand Valley Transit buses for free between 7 and 10:15 p.m. now through Sept. 1. Eight of the transit system’s 11 bus routes began offering bus service after 7:15 p.m. on March 12. Mesa County spokeswoman Jessica ...


Suspect in sex assaults faces new allegations

By Amy Hamilton

Another victim has come forward with allegations of being molested by a Mesa County man accused of molesting two other boys while he was a senior mentor at Mesa County Partners. A third victim told investigators he was a client of Mesa ...

Firebreaks for web

Skittish owners clearing fuels from mountain homes

By Dennis Webb

Fruita farmer Ned Tompkins hadn’t owned what he calls his “hobby home” at the base of the Grand Mesa for long when he decided he should undertake a project there that has provided him both physical exercise and peace of ...


Mom: mercy for son’s killer

By Paul Shockley

In December, Robin Martinez asked a judge for mercy on her oldest son, Thomas. On Thursday, she asked the same judge to show compassion for another man who killed her youngest son, Cody. “I know Cody wouldn’t want this,” ...


CMU adds two trustees

By Staff

Grand Junction resident Betty Bechtel and Doug Quimby of Colorado Springs are set to become the two newest members of the Colorado Mesa University board of trustees. On July 3, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Bechtel to a trustee term ...

Fire restrictions remain on some federal lands

By Staff

Recent rainfall has prompted a lifting of the statewide fire ban and an easing of fire restrictions in Mesa County, but officials who manage several areas of federal lands on the Western Slope say more moisture is needed before they’ll ...


Cancer patient paying it forward

By Katie Langford

The Delaney Donates Foundation, started in 2010 to raise money for 9-year-old cancer survivor Delaney Clements, is paying it forward Saturday with a fundraiser for drunken-driving victim and cancer patient Ellie Phipps Oliver. The fundraiser ...

Senators want to keep money flowing to rural communities

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are hoping to spare Fruita and other growing rural communities in the state from being frozen out from qualifying for future federal rural development money. In a letter to two House leaders this week, ...

Health pros collaborate to offer vaccinations

By Amy Hamilton

What would happen if everyone in Mesa County needed a vaccination against a fast-spreading disease? That’s one issue some Mesa County officials are working on by recruiting medical professionals to work in clinics. The first exercise ...

Death Notices, July 13, 2012

By Staff

Jo Ann Koler, 58, Grand Junction, died July 9, 2012, at her home in Gilbert, Ariz. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m., Sunday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of ...

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