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Capsule sealed and delivered to the future

By Staff

Mesa County Facilities and Parks employees Ken Morrell and Bill Carmosino struggled a little to lift the 4-foot-high, 60-pound cylinder and slide it into a hole under the stairs of the Old Mesa County Courthouse, on Wednesday afternoon. The ...

Elkhorn Construction worker’s leg crushed

By Staff

An employee of a Chevron subcontractor, Elkhorn Construction, had one of his legs crushed Wednesday morning while working on a job in the Piceance Basin. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. in Garfield County, about 12 miles north of De ...

Obama service initiative already bearing local fruit

By Staff

When President Barack Obama took the oath of office Tuesday, “Organizing for America” became official. Mesa County, however, benefitted several days earlier when the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 2121 North Ave., became ...

Crash victim struck after leaving vehicle

By Amy Hamilton

The seven-vehicle crash that closed westbound Interstate 70 for seven hours Tuesday night east of Palisade was touched off by the only person killed, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Efrain Holguin-Cervantes, 43, of Rifle, died from ...

Strip-club issue goes back to board

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Try yet again. That was the message the Grand Junction City Council sent Wednesday night to the Planning Commission, voting 4-2 to uphold an appeal of the board’s denial of a conditional-use permit that would allow a proposed strip ...

Van plunges off road at monument, stops on cliff

By Staff

A 34-year-old man drove off a cliff at Colorado National Monument and survived Wednesday night. His van careened 120 feet into Red Canyon onto a rock overhang about six miles from the east entrance. Officials at the scene said if the van had ...

Revelers thrilled to ring in new era at long-awaited celebration

By Amy Hamilton

Marshall Martin had been looking forward to Tuesday’s night Barack Obama inauguration party for a long time. It’s pretty safe to say that the more than 100 people who filled the Mesa Theater to celebrate the swearing-in of the ...

Speech coach gives Obama high marks

By Staff

Newly sworn-in President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech earned him high marks from one local speech coach for its balance and effectiveness in conveying a theme of responsibility. Obama stumbled slightly when he took the oath of ...

Cold, crowded, but well worth it

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For Phoebe Norwood, it was the biting cold, the crush of the crowd and the diversity that engulfed her. For Cheryl DuCray, it was the hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall, singing Garth Brooks’ rendition of ...

Obama daughters now living little girls’ fantasy

By Melinda Mawdsley

The consensus among the girls of Fruitvale Girl Scout Troop 1598 was that living in the White House would be great — most of the time. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama was sworn into office, meaning his daughters Malia, 10, and ...

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