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Wind-fed fires unleashed

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A pair of illegal fires intended to burn trash and an agricultural field whipped out of control Thursday, destroying two outbuildings and prompting warnings from authorities to be careful with open burning or not burn at all during the Grand ...


Utah dust besmirches Colorado snowpack

By Matthew Berger

Tiny bits of Utah currently are scattered across the snow of Grand Mesa, but that’s nothing new. What is new is that after winds blew in the desert dust, no new snowfall came to bury it again, potentially meaning slightly less water ...

City of Rifle still unsure about oil shale stance

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — City Council members in a town that expects to be at the epicenter of any possible future oil shale development have delayed deciding whether to continue endorsing a highly restrictive approach toward the industry on federal ...


Committee split on park status, holding open houses

By Staff

Can you visualize having a national park in your backyard? What would that mean to your business, the way you enjoy recreation or the way you live in the Grand Valley? A local committee appointed by members of Congress is tasked with ...


Tenants can’t walk through airport gate

By Amy Hamilton

Dag Adamson is a frequent flyer from Grand Junction Regional Airport. For business, sometimes the general aviation pilot will fly his own plane, and when it makes more sense, he’ll fly commercial. Late last month, Adamson was stymied ...

Juvenile offender bill goes to governor

By Charles Ashby

After another failed attempt to amend a measure to give district attorneys some flexibility over when to charge juveniles as adults, the bill limiting that ability is on its way to the governor’s desk. That happened Thursday after a few ...


Bar dispute, I-70 chase result in fatal stabbing, affidavits say

By Paul Shockley

Court records allege that a dispute at a Grand Junction bar last month spilled over to a high-speed chase on Interstate 70 and ended with a man stabbed to death at a Clifton mobile home park. Abel Roper, 31, of Fruita, suffered 13 stab wounds ...

Adults with no children could qualify for Medicaid

By Staff

Mesa County adults who have no children and whose monthly income falls below 10 percent of the federal poverty level can apply now to enter a lottery for health care coverage. State Medicaid officials expect to place as many as 1,704 ...


Sick, rotting cattle littered field in Loma

By Paul Shockley

A Loma man who owns 61 cows that were seized Tuesday in an unprecedented action by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said he couldn’t afford quality animal feed or veterinarian care for his cattle, according to court ...

Warrants issued in Delta County animal cruelty case

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The Delta County couple who pleaded guilty last month to a single count each of animal cruelty failed to appear in court Wednesday, when they were to be arraigned on 11 more counts each. Had Charles Kuene, 49, and Patricia Kuene, 54, appeared ...

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