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Man killed in I-70 crash identified

By Staff

Edward F. McCord, 59, of Grand Junction, was the man who died after rolling the tanker truck he was driving Wednesday on Interstate 70 near mile marker 35, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. The tanker was westbound on I-70 ...

D51 group raising money for schools

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The School District 51 Foundation plans to launch its first targeted fundraising effort by the end of the year. The foundation has collected about $7,000 in private donations since it became a nonprofit organization this spring, according to ...


Crash of erratic tanker on I-70 kills driver

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado State Patrol said alcohol intoxication may have contributed to a crash involving a tanker truck that careened off Interstate 70 Wednesday near Clifton, killing its driver. A 52-year-old Grand Valley man, whose identity was ...

City workers might have pay level restored

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not official, but Grand Junction’s 630 employees probably will see their wages returned to 2009 levels. That would be a pay increase after the city cut employee wages 3 percent across the board in 2010. Grand Junction City ...

Air quality issue hangs over monument-to-park committee

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A committee looking at seeking a status change for Colorado National Monument is preparing to seek more public comment on the idea, beginning with an Internet survey. The committee, which meets monthly at Colorado Mesa University, will work ...


Inmate’s letters to women concern Sheriff’s Department

By Paul Shockley

Like the Energizer Bunny’s criminal twin, Shane Edward Johnson is the concern that keeps going for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. That’s despite Johnson’s imprisonment at Colorado’s highest-security ...

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Occupiers ticketed for trespassing

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Protesters with Occupy Grand Junction delayed an auction of foreclosed properties Wednesday and saw three of their number taken to the police station and issued summonses for trespassing. Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown said he was ...

New effort under way to save open spaces in Garfield County

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — Garfield County may be rich in many ways, from its oil and gas resources to its scenic splendor. But to some of its residents, it stands out because of something it lacks: a program to protect some of the vistas, landscapes ...


State unveils logo for newly merged parks, wildlife agencies

By Dave Buchanan

The first visible sign of the merger between the state divisions of parks and wildlife was revealed this week with the introduction of the revamped Colorado Parks and Wildlife logo. The new logo maintains many of the characteristics of the ...

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GJ-bound fugitive escapes in Kansas

By Paul Shockley

A fugitive in transit to Grand Junction on Wednesday night was reportedly on the run in Kansas after escaping from custody. Police said Dartanin Mitchell, 33, stole a transport vehicle Wednesday night in Topeka, Kan., where the driver stopped ...

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