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E. Coli shuts down lake

By Staff

The lake at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park is closed for the summer because of the presence of Escherichia Coli, park personnel said Tuesday. The lake has been closed to swimmers for the past two summers due to E. coli exceeding ...


Conservatives’ July 4 tea party planned in GJ

By Staff

A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat will speak on Independence Day to a Grand Junction tea party. Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck will speak at the 7 p.m. event. Buck is the second potential Senate candidate to speak to a ...


Crews keep eye on fire in Bookcliffs

By Staff

A fire in Hunters Canyon consumed 25 acres by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit fire crews battled the blaze, located about 15 miles north-northwest of Grand Junction near the Bookcliffs. Firefighters ...


Parachute man drops gun, accidentally shoots himself

By Paul Shockley

A Parachute man was hospitalized late Monday after reportedly shooting himself accidentally by dropping a handgun. According to report released Tuesday by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called out around 9:20 ...


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Lifelong public servant for Garfield County dies in his sleep at age 103

By Dennis Webb

Pete Mattivi once balanced serving simultaneously as a Garfield County commissioner, New Castle’s mayor and a business owner. Only old age could wear him out, and even that took until he was more than a century old. Mattivi died ...


Accused vandal hit with more charges

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County prosecutor on Tuesday filed 22 new charges against a boy already accused in a May vandalism spree on Orchard Mesa that left tens of thousands of dollars in damage. In charging documents, Deputy District Attorney Brandy Ellis ...


Plea deal on table for woman in Fuji probe

By Paul Shockley

Chief Deputy District Attorney Dan Rubinstein on Tuesday said a plea deal has been extended to a woman suspected of helping run an alleged prostitution business on Horizon Drive. Suk Young Yu, 52, could sign off on the agreement at a ...


Cities, counties oppose legislation on gas fracturing

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Opponents of a measure that would give federal authority over hydraulic fracturing for natural gas have marshaled opposition from several Western Slope counties and cities. The measure sponsored by Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, ...


County buys 40-year lease on mental-health center building

By Staff

With a $900,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Mesa County has purchased a 40-year lease on a building at Colorado West Mental Health. The Mesa County Commission unanimously approved the expenditure Tuesday. The ...


Test scores to improve,  new school chief says

By Emily Shockley

Steve Schultz expects test scores and content standards to rise in School District 51 in the near future. He has reasons, personal and professional, to advocate for the district’s success. Schultz will serve at the district’s ...


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