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Rafters, beware: Rivers running fast, cold

By Dennis Webb

Area waterways already charged with spring runoff are expected to rise sharply in coming days and create dangerous conditions for river users as water levels reach their projected annual peaks. Mesa County officials are warning the public to ...

Mesa County considers starting own clinic

By Amy Hamilton

In an effort to offer Mesa County employees more health care services for less money, county leaders are considering starting up their own health care clinic. The issue, which is slated for a vote by county commissioners Monday, was debated ...

Feds waive entry fee for monument this weekend

By Staff

The National Park Service will waive fees to Colorado National Monument Saturday and Sunday. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that the waived fees will be offered as a way to encourage Americans seeking affordable vacations to ...

Did Bennet know about ‘bribe,’ rival Norton asks

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One of two Democrats running for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination said he was told by a White House aide that he might be considered for one of three jobs if he didn’t challenge the incumbent, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. The aide, ...

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Trucker survives train collision

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The semitrailer crested the hill on Colorado Highway 133 and began its descent toward the railroad tracks. Darin Little saw the train approaching the intersection and activated his engine brake. The railroad crossing lights flashed, and the ...

Botanical Gardens director eyes more events

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Dana Hobika says she moved to the Grand Valley a decade ago for the same reasons the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens exists: to enjoy and preserve the natural beauty of the area. Hobika is now charged with ensuring the nonprofit ...

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State Chief Justice Mullarkey, 66, will retire

By Charles Ashby

Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey will retire from the Colorado Supreme Court effective Nov. 30. That announcement Thursday came as no surprise to some, in part, because Mullarkey’s health has been failing in recent years. The 66-year-old ...

BLM building new trail heads in canyon country

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management has begun construction on two new trail heads in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area that will create new signage, a new toilet and designated parking areas. One trail head for hikers and horseback ...

Improve image, listening tour attendees advise

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction public-safety workers need to work on their image before citizens will vote for better facilities for those employees. That was the sentiment of at least three of the 20 people who attended the city’s listening tour ...

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Three Grand Junction cops fired

By Paul Shockley

A trio of Grand Junction Police Department officers were fired Thursday after an internal investigation confirmed they used pocket knives to slash tents, bicycle tires and clothes lines while searching for a suspect at a transient camp last ...

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