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Third daily flight added to Grand Junction-to-Salt Lake City route

By Amy Hamilton

Flights from Grand Junction to Salt Lake City should be a little less packed thanks to a third flight to that city starting June 7. Grand Junction Regional Airport officials announced Thursday that SkyWest Airlines, which operates as a ...

Cops seek suspect in attempted robbery

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department was looking for a man Thursday who reportedly fled a failed attempt to rob an Orchard Mesa convenience store. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said a man walked inside Super C’s, 2685 C Road, about ...


Center aims to boost struggling students

By Rachel Sauer

The first time Taz Henning, 16, went to The Opportunity Center, he hit his mother. “He was out of control,” recalled Lisa Ward, a special education teacher for high school students at the center. “When he got upset, he just ...


Glade Park Community School wraps first year as charter

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It was a learning year at Glade Park Community School. While the school’s 21 kindergarten through fifth-grade students learned Spanish, knitting and music alongside the basics in 2011-12, parents and community members on the ...

Attorney named GarCo manager

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The Garfield County Commission hired its county attorney Thursday to take over full time as the county manager, ending a monthslong search for the top job. Andrew Gorgey, 47, who was hired last year as county attorney, was hired for his new ...

Grand Junction man arrested in baby’s death

By Paul Shockley

UPDATE: Affidavit says doctors determined toddler died from blunt-force trauma to the abdomen. A Grand Junction man was arrested Thursday night in connection with the death of an infant child last month. Justin Keel was taken into custody ...

Deadline is today to switch political parties

By Charles Ashby

Today is the last day for registered voters to switch party affiliations before the June 26 primary elections, state election officials say. Voters in area counties will choose candidates in various races, including two seats on the Mesa ...

Fire training exercise

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

GJ Fire Department recruits were trained at a controlled house fire.  ...

Patrol led on 100-mph interstate chase

By Paul Shockley

An alleged drunk driver was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after a pursuit led by the Colorado State Patrol topped 100 mph on Interstate 70. Michelle Phegley, 49, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, eluding, ...

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Two groups chastise Garfield sheriff

By Charles Ashby

Two civil rights groups are calling on Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario to stop referring domestic abuse victims he suspects of being in the nation illegally to federal immigration officials. The American Civil Liberties Union of ...

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