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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 ...

Extinguisher discharged through return slot at library

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 34-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of discharging a fire extinguisher through the return slot of the Mesa County Public Library District’s main branch. Video surveillance recorded a man, whom ...

Palisade board goes with Sales for administrator

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The Palisade Town Board voted unanimously late Wednesday afternoon to offer the town administrator job to interim Administrator Rich Sales, citing his leadership, personable nature and familiarity with the town. Town trustees’ action, ...

6 pounds of cocaine found in suitcase

By Paul Shockley

A California man was jailed after authorities found more than 6 pounds of cocaine in his suitcase aboard a Greyhound bus, according to an arrest affidavit. Anthony Calvillo, 22, was ordered held on $100,000 bond Wednesday at Mesa County Jail ...

Blotter, Nov. 17, 2011

By Staff

Man hurt in stabbing Officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the 700 block of Noland Avenue on Sunday, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. According to authorities, a witness reported hearing a fight between a man and a ...

Briefs, Nov. 16, 2011

By Staff

Rotary awards grants The Rotary Club of Grand Junction presented checks totaling nearly $6,000 to local charities and nonprofit organizations at its weekly meeting today. The awards are part of the Rotary Club’s Robin Hood program, ...

Survey planned to gauge support for Roaring Fork’s school leader

By Dennis Webb

The Roaring Fork School District board will survey all of its staff and provide new opportunities for public comment as it considers the future of Superintendent Judy Haptonstall. Its decision on the matter could come in mid-December. The ...

State wants new bridge in Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The last time the Colorado Department of Transportation broached the subject of rebuilding the Grand Avenue Bridge that carries Colorado Highway 82 traffic over the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, the city gave it ...

Federal energy lease money hits snag

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A gambit intended to capture more federal money for certain parts of Colorado is unlikely to work, a federal agency has suggested. The finding could cost Mesa County $1.6 million in federal money next year. The U.S. Interior Department ...

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