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Ute Water eyes reservoir water as insurance policy

By Dennis Webb

The Ute Water Conservancy District is hoping to contract for about 10,000 acre-feet a year of water from Ruedi Reservoir above Basalt as insurance against drought. “Probably in most years it would stay in the reservoir,” district ...


Preserving St. Joe’s past

By Rachel Sauer

The faces of the saints are as serene and wise as they were 100 years ago, the rich crimson and indigo of their robes as vivid as they’ve been for a century. But there are cracks, hairline fissures that zig-zag to holes large and small. ...

No tickets issued for 4th fireworks violations

By Katie Langford

Grand Valley law enforcement agencies didn’t write a single ticket for fireworks use this week as Colorado’s statewide fire ban stamped out personal fireworks shows, with the majority of residents keeping their celebrations ...


Low rivers still dangerous

By Dennis Webb

The temperatures are high. The river is low, cool and inviting. It’s a tempting time to hit the water, but as recent incidents remind us, there’s great danger in doing so without a life jacket, also known as a personal flotation ...

Health care mandate needs to be refined, Pace says

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The Democrat who hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has one thing in common with his opponent. Sal Pace is uncomfortable with the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, he said Thursday during a visit to Grand ...

No signs of foul play in death of camper

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are waiting on toxicology results before making a final determination on the cause of death of a Glenwood Springs man whose body was found up a trail in Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday. The body of David W. Long, 56, was found near the ...

Court allows roundup of 40-50 wild horses

By Matthew Berger

Several weeks of trucking water to wild horses south of Rangely appears to be nearing its end as a federal court ruled Tuesday that the Bureau of Land Management could round up the 40 to 50 horses affected by the drought. The agency had been ...

New fire erupts outside De Beque

By Dennis Webb

Crews are fighting a new wildfire outside De Beque that has grown to about 130 acres. Firefighters hope to have the Third Water Springs Fire fully contained by about noon today. Lightning caused the fire, which was reported at 1:15 p.m. ...


Man’s death suspicious, police say

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating the death of a Grand Junction man early Wednesday. Daniel Marques, 38, was discovered alive lying in a parking lot in the 1700 block of North Avenue about 3 a.m. when he was spotted by a ...


Molestation suspect had been dismissed

By Amy Hamilton

A report by a Mesa County Partners staff member initiated an investigation into the actions of a Grand Junction man later accused of molesting two boys he was supposed to be mentoring. Mark Anthony Bustamante, 50, was in Mesa County Jail on ...

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