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DNA test confirms remains are Birgfeld’s

By Paul Shockley

A DNA test result confirmed what authorities suspected three weeks ago with dental records: It’s Paige Birgfeld. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Matt Lewis said investigators learned last week a lone tooth, recovered from ...


U.S. 6&50 project shifts east

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The tens of thousands of Grand Valley motorists who braved construction on U.S. Highway 6&50 near Mesa Mall for the better part of a year during 2010 and 2011 should prepare for another season of cone zones, delays and slower driving ...

Meeker man gets 3 years in hunting buddy’s death

By Dennis Webb

A Meeker man has been sentenced to three years in state prison for manslaughter following last year’s shooting of a friend while they were out drinking and spotting for elk. Neil James Joy, 31, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty ...


Split over health law evident at competing rallies

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Just hours after the end of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, more than 100 people turned out in downtown Grand Junction to rally against it Tuesday. About 20 also turned out in support of the act, stretching ...

Brazilian arrested in sex sting waives review by grand jury

By Paul Shockley

A Brazilian man jailed without bond on allegations he flew to Grand Junction to have sex with a woman, her 14-year-old stepdaughter and 4-year-old daughter formally waived his right Tuesday to seek additional review of his case by a federal ...


Panel hears competing proposals for Flaming Gorge pipeline

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A coalition seeking to pipe water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir to Colorado’s Front Range touted the public nature of its makeup Tuesday, while a man proposing a private-public pipeline defended his ...

Methane energy bill clears Senate panel

By Charles Ashby

A bill that Western Slope sponsors expect will create jobs, boost the region’s energy development and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions cleared a major hurdle Tuesday. The measure, which the Senate Local Government Committee ...

USFS needs markets for pine-beetle wood, Tipton told

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The continued loss of businesses in the wood-products industry in the West has hampered the U.S. Forest Service in dealing with the ravages of the mountain pine beetle, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Tuesday. The Forest Service, ...

I-70 road work through canyon will slow travel

By Staff

Highway work in Glenwood Canyon will slow Interstate 70 traffic for several weeks and impact access to the Colorado River and rest areas. Work began Monday on concrete pavement of westbound lanes of I-70. The $3 million project is the third ...

Waterline work set for Thursday

By Staff

Ute Water crews will be working Thursday to replace waterlines in a problematic area in north Grand Junction that sustained several waterline breaks earlier this year. Motorists on G Road will be rerouted to follow detours between 9 a.m. and ...

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