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Community opinion sought in Delta superintendent search

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The search for Delta County School District 50’s next superintendent will include a series of focus-group meetings next week. District staff, District 50 School Board members and community members will be invited to share what ...


Family delivered, dealt cocaine in GJ area, authorities allege

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A Grand Junction family of four has been arrested in connection with what a prosecutor said was a large cocaine-distribution ring that regularly brought more than 2 pounds of the drug into the area. Federico Lerma, 41, his wife, 40-year-old ...


‘Not above law,’ Bradford tells House session

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Laura Bradford apologized Monday, but it’s unclear for what. It also is unknown what effect, if any, it will have on a pending House investigation into the events surrounding a questionable traffic citation the Collbran Republican ...

Toddler dies in machinery accident

By Dennis Webb

A 17-month-old boy died Sunday when his father accidentally backed over him while operating a front-end loader at the family’s home just outside Rangely, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office said. The accident occurred after ...

Silt man accused in $1 million fraud scheme

By Dennis Webb

A Silt man has been arrested after allegedly defrauding about 10 people of more than $1 million in a real estate investment scheme. Craig Albert Davis, 61, is being held in Garfield County Jail in lieu of $160,000 bond. He was arrested in ...


Interim city manager draws praise after Kadrich ousted

By Amy Hamilton

One month later, most Grand Junction City Council members report they feel pleased with their decision to place former Deputy City Manager Rich Englehart in the city’s top position. Council members ousted former City Manager Laurie ...

Tanker tips, spills unknown fluid type

By Staff

Hazardous-materials crews worked Monday to corral fluids from a 40,000-gallon tanker truck that tipped over near Buzzard Creek and the fairgrounds in Collbran, the Colorado State Patrol said. No injuries were reported in the incident, which ...

Commission candidates have forum Wednesday

By Staff

A forum for candidates seeking to replace term-limited Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland will be held Wednesday morning. The Associated Members for Growth and Development will host the second of their two candidate forums at 7 a.m. at ...

Locals chiming in on monument status

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The biggest advantages to upgrading the status of Colorado National Monument to a national park are the opportunities to increase the region’s visibility and recognize the monument’s unique features. The biggest drawbacks are the ...


Child-trafficking ring has GJ tie

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Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a human-trafficking ring that brought teenage girls to Grand Junction and other Colorado cities for prostitution. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Monday he secured an ...

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