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Effort to save Palisade farms bearing fruit

By Amy Hamilton

Many of the peach and wine-grape orchards you see today in the Palisade area will be around for your grandkids and great-grandkids to enjoy. Thanks in part to the work of the Mesa Land Trust, five new parcels totaling 92 acres recently were ...

Bones don’t reveal how Birgfeld died

By Paul Shockley

A Front Range specialist’s examination of Paige Birgfeld’s skeletal remains yielded no conclusions about how she died, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. “There is no readily identifiable cause of death ...


Israeli flew to GJ for sex with woman, young daughters, affidavit alleges

By Paul Shockley

A Massachusetts man is being held without bond after his arrest on allegations he flew to Grand Junction for a sex tryst with a woman and her two young daughters. Yaron Segal, 30, of Cambridge, Mass., was arrested Wednesday at Grand Junction ...


Senator hears both sides of gas drilling debate

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Rancher Bill Fales raises beef on land outside Carbondale and sells it to local buyers including the Aspen Skiing Co. “It’s been a really great business for us. Obviously that will start getting hurt if our ...

University asks city for help on bond issue

By Amy Hamilton

Creating more classroom space is the top priority at Colorado Mesa University, according to school officials. Citing decreases in the state’s future education funding and a reluctance to drastically raise tuition, CMU President Tim ...

SD51 mulling switch for spring break dates

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Spring break may come a little later next year in School District 51. District leaders are considering moving the annual break into April so that students could take Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP, tests without a 10-day ...

Keep federal court in Grand Junction open, Sen. Udall urges

By Paul Shockley

The possible closure of Grand Junction’s federal court would have lasting negative impacts on many Colorado communities west of the Continental Divide, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., wrote to a federal judge Monday. The United States ...

Ballots due by 7 p.m. Tuesday in municipal elections

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Voters deciding on an array of candidates and issues in municipal elections in western Colorado have until 7 p.m. today to make their choices. That’s when ballots are due at town halls across the area. Most elections were conducted by ...


Holocaust Awareness Weeks begin at CMU

By Staff

Holocaust Awareness Weeks events began Monday at Colorado Mesa University. The annual series reflects on the Holocaust and other genocides and features numerous free events open to the public. Today’s events open with “Why We Kill ...

Measure to boost employee training advances in House

By Charles Ashby

Employees will get the training they need, and businesses will get workers skilled to do the jobs they’re offering under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. The bipartisan measure continues funding for ...

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