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Shaw Construction honored for helping community

By Carrie Marfitano

Shaw Construction received the White Ribbon Business Award from the Human Services Council of Mesa County at a breakfast during Colorado Nonprofit Week earlier this month. The award recognizes a business in Mesa County that gives to the ...


Government defends itself as it looks to settle suit

By Dennis Webb

The federal government has offered a detailed legal defense of its actions leading to oil and gas leasing on the Roan Plateau, even as it pursues settlement of a lawsuit challenging that leasing. The government filed a 62-page response to the ...


Blagg won’t appear at GJ hearing

By Paul Shockley

A judge this week rejected a bid to bring convicted murderer Michael Blagg back to Mesa County. In a written order issued Wednesday, Chief District Judge David Bottger denied a request filed by Mesa County prosecutors seeking Blagg’s ...


Growers fight the freeze

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Faced with a second night of plunging temperatures, farmers in the east end of the Grand Valley expected to stay up for the second night in a row Friday, carefully watching fruit trees and preparing to do whatever possible to save blossoms ...


Killer’s motivation will remain a mystery

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The mystery shrouding the motive for an attack that left two Grand Junction residents dead and two others wounded will remain just that — a mystery. Grand Junction police Friday formally closed the investigation into the Oct. 11 ...


Jobless rate surges in Mesa County

By Carrie Marfitano

Unemployment rose more than a percentage point in Mesa County in February, according to numbers released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Mesa County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached 6.7 percent, ...


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Hospital crane coming down

By Staff

The tallest structure in the valley is about to be laid low. Dismantling began Thursday morning on the orange crane that stretched high over St. Mary’s Hospital’s Century expansion and remodeling project for almost two years. But ...


Chemical mix causes mailbox to emit smoke

By Carrie Marfitano

A juice bottle filled with chemicals that caused the bottle to expand and smoke brought authorities to a mailbox on the Redlands Thursday. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a mailbox near the intersection of ...


Phish lures thousands to Red Rocks gigs

By Staff

Some people may think packing a lunch, a fold-up chair and extra layers of clothing, driving from Gunnison to Grand Junction and waiting for seven hours at Mesa Mall for tickets to this summer’s Phish concerts in Colorado is crazy. Of ...


Suspected drugs found in chicken coop

By Paul Shockley

Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers who raided a local home Wednesday dug up 29 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and cocaine buried in a backyard chicken coop. Alejandro Vergara-Rivera, 32, and Marco Gonzalez-Gomez, 36, were ordered ...


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