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Papa Kelsey’s owners closing doors as retirement beckons

By Katie Langford

Papa Kelsey’s Pizza and Subs will close its doors July 31, and no matter how much customers beg owners Pat and Marilyn Olson to keep it open, they have their hearts set on retirement and a break from the restaurant business.  ...

Bill increases states’ rights over forests

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States would be able to designate high-risk areas of trees killed by the bark beetle under legislation sought by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton’s 3rd Congressional District includes much of the West Slope, including many of the ...

Ten public trustees resign

By Charles Ashby

The 10 public trustees who are appointed by the governor all resigned on Tuesday, including Mesa County Trustee Paul Brown. Gov. John Hickenlooper said recent press coverage of how they do their jobs in The Daily Sentinel and the Denver Post ...

Burn area closed; erosion, danger cited

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday it is temporarily closing public lands burned by the Pine Ridge Fire southwest of De Beque to reduce possible erosion and because of the potential danger to visitors. Lightning sparked a fire that ...

Romney Town Hall Video, July 10, 2012

By Gretel Daugherty

Romney speech Romney Q&A     CLICK HERE to see a photo gallery of Romney’s visit.   .  ...

No report yet on what caused local man’s death

By Charles Ashby

A coroner’s report on the death of a Grand Junction man who may have been beaten to death last week will take at least four more weeks to complete, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Monday. Kim Hollingshead, chief deputy ...


Vegas-bound kitty lost, found again

By Katie Langford

For Chandra Bray, Grand Junction was just one stop of many on her cross-country move from Kearney, Neb., to Las Vegas. For her cat, Lilly, it became a temporary home after Lilly disappeared June 30 from Bray’s room at Motel 6, forcing ...


Affidavit sealed in shooting over weekend

By Amy Hamilton

An arrest affidavit was still under seal Monday in the case of a shooting near Bookcliff Avenue and 12th Street early Sunday morning. Kevin Earl Dunham, 29, was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder in ...

Wildfire con artists run scams

By Charles Ashby

Wildfires aren’t the only danger Colorado residents need to worry about this summer. They also should be concerned about fraudulent schemes by scam artists trying to get their money, Attorney General John Suthers warned Monday. Several ...

Public-safety employees consider joining state-run pension plan

By Amy Hamilton

A majority of Grand Junction’s sworn firefighters and police officers want to learn more about the possibility of entering into a nonprofit, state-run pension plan. That was the report Grand Junction City Council members heard at a ...

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