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Ritter camp: Closure of Regional Center has ‘flexibility’

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s deadline to close the skilled-nursing facility at the Grand Junction Regional Center still holds, but there is “some flexibility,” his spokesman said. “If there are those who need more time, then ...


Police identify GJ victim of fatal motorcycle crash

By Staff

A 58-year-old Grand Junction man who died after his motorcycle crashed in Glade Park on Sunday has been identified. Wayne Gitchell was wearing a helmet and alcohol is not considered a factor in the fatal crash that occurred just before 11 ...


Fla. man killed in ATV crash

By Staff

A 55-year-old Florida man who was hunting near Colbran on Sunday with two others died after he was ejected from the all-terrain vehicle he was riding on, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Francis “Peter” ...


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Grape expectations ahead of Colorado’s premier winefest

By Dave Buchanan

With a practiced hand and quick snip of the red-handled pruners, Orlando Herrera deftly separated a dark-purple bunch of tempranillo grapes from the leafy vine. “Muy gordo, si?” asked Herrera, holding the sun-plumped cluster for ...


Part of skull found near mining town

By Paul Shockley

Identification of human remains found over the weekend on a rugged, remote hillside north of Somerset could take weeks to months, Gunnison County officials said Tuesday. The remains — a skull missing its lower jaw and other human bones ...


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Museum of Western Colorado gets needed face-lift

By Staff

Last year around this time, the Museum of Western Colorado was staggering in its fight to get funding. But with some creativity, good timing and good fortune, it remained on its feet in the end. The county cut funding by $75,000 for museum ...


Youth connect with dogs for ‘New Leash on Life’

By Staff

Nothing softens the heart like a cute, furry friend, with big lovable eyes, floppy ears and a tail that always says, “I’m happy.” “How he reacted to me was all positive,” said the young man holding the leash. At ...


Water on tap at two seminars this week

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How to keep bringing water to the desert will be at the center of two seminars this weekend. The Mesa County Water Association will host a public seminar and discussion Thursday about “How Did our Desert Bloom? And What Happens ...


Ex-lieutenant governor, GJ native to announce U.S. Senate bid today

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Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, a Grand Junction native, will announce her bid for the U.S. Senate today in her hometown. Norton, a Republican and the executive director of the Denver Police Foundation, will start her West Slope campaign at 2:15 ...


Artifacts-theft suspect appears in U.S. court

By Paul Shockley

An Orchard Mesa man under federal indictment in a regional artifacts theft investigation was allowed on Monday to remain free on a personal recognizance bond. Robert B. Knowlton, 66, 1602 Dolores St., was advised Monday afternoon in Denver by ...


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