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Fans of novel hunger for taste of dark movie

By Rachel Sauer

OK, maybe it wasn’t exactly like being shoved into an arena with 23 other children in a fight to the death, but still: Sitting outside at 4 a.m. in the cold and dark? That’s rough. So, Tiria Griffith, 19, and her dog, Shema, ...

Trooper’s trial delayed

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Richard Gurley granted a request Wednesday to delay the trial of a Colorado State Patrol trooper charged in the 2010 death of Redlands resident Jason Kemp. State Patrol Cpl. Kirk Firko, who was scheduled for trial starting ...

New single-track trail opens

By Staff

Starting Saturday, a new, one-mile, single-track trail opens in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. A ceremony for the new Mack Ridge Connector will be at 10 a.m. It replaces a two-track section of trail and allows users to ...


Young Republican excited about shaping choices for voters

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Liam Harrell will have a bit more influence than most over the issues of who will serve on the Mesa County Commission, to say nothing of who will reside in the Oval Office. Harrell, an 18-year-old Palisade High School senior, will take his ...

North Fork group to appeal oil auction of 30,000 acres

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Residents of the North Fork Valley in Delta County are preparing an appeal to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, asking that he intercede to postpone the auction of 30,000 acres for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management is ...

Libertarian enters race for House District 55

By Charles Ashby

A third candidate entered the race Thursday for the newly drawn city district for the Colorado House. Grand Junction resident Virgil Fenn, 64, filed his affidavit with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office as a member of the ...

Apartment fire casualty-free thanks to tenant

By Dennis Webb

When Battlement Mesa resident Mario Hernandez Arellanez’s wife woke smelling smoke early Thursday morning, he sprung into action. He went outside their apartment, saw smoke from a fire and told her to call 911. He then set about waking ...

Courthouse considered for closure

By Paul Shockley

The focus of a multimillion-dollar modernization, Grand Junction’s Wayne N. Aspinall federal building is among 60 court sites nationally being considered by the government for closure, according to a published report Thursday. The ...

Schools earn award for growth

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Bookcliff Middle School, Caprock Academy, Palisade High School and Scenic Elementary are among 187 Colorado schools that received the 2011 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. The award honors schools that had the most growth in ...


Facebook threat targeted GJ police, preschool

By Paul Shockley

A man faces possible federal charges after posting to his Facebook page alleged death threats against Grand Junction Police Department officers, their children and urging a massacre at a preschool, according to court records. Kenneth R. ...

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