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Weather service issues wind advisory

By Amy Hamilton

High winds that ripped through the Grand Valley on Saturday will return this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. A strong-wind advisory is in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Gusts are expected to be calmer than ...

Judge’s leave a mystery as review hearing nears

By Dennis Webb

The public will get a chance Wednesday to offer comments about a Garfield County judge who has been on indefinite leave since May 4. However, people still aren’t being provided official information on the circumstances that led to Judge ...

Court upholds conviction of former teacher

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an appeal from a convicted former Mesa County school teacher, saying a local judge had no reason to remove himself from a criminal case involving the teacher. Tammie Lee Reed, 45, had argued ...

Meet a mustang in training today

By Amy Hamilton

Jim Rogers of Rangely has trained a lot of horses in the past three decades, but his latest job is a labor of love. About three months ago, Rogers received the compact 4-year-old bay gelding mustang and named him Smokin’ Joe. The wild ...


Cyclists, drivers entering Colorado National Monument from the east have uphill battle

By Amy Hamilton

Who would believe that a four-mile stretch of road could create such a stir? It’s hardly news that cyclists and motorists often spar over sharing the road anywhere. But the brief, hilly burst from the east entrance of Colorado National ...

Weekly Planner, May 23, 2010

By Staff

You can get items in Planner the following ways: Mail items to Community News, P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction 81502. Please include time, date, place, address and phone number. E-mail them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email ...

Traffic Alert, May 23, 2010

By Staff

The following road closures and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: 2010 Waterline Replacement Project — Phase 1: Phase 1 will replace aging waterlines with new PVC and copper pipe in the following locations: North Avenue ...

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Fruita man arrested in death of roommate

By Amy Hamilton

A Fruita man has been arrested on suspicion of second- degree murder after his roommate was fatally shot in the head during a Friday night dispute at their Fruita mobile home. Wayne Gert, 37, was in custody at Mesa County Jail on Saturday, ...

Newcomers plentiful at GOP convention

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LOVELAND — Mesa County Republicans had the front row at the Colorado State Republican Convention in the Budweiser Events Center and many of them, like others around the state, were active for the first time in politics. “I believe ...

Hickenlooper talks about water needs for all state areas

By Charles Ashby

BROOMFIELD — It was easy for John Hickenlooper to call for unity at Saturday’s Colorado Democratic Party Assembly. Unlike other Democrats vying for political office, the Denver mayor running for Colorado governor doesn’t ...

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