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Western Colorado Writers’ Forum conference attracts talent from across U.S.

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Writers from across the country traveled to Grand Junction this past weekend to attend the first Writers’ Conference hosted by Western Colorado Writers’ Forum. The nonprofit forum, which coordinates literary programs and workshops ...

Rifle hospital participates in video dance contest for breast cancer awareness

By Dennis Webb

Everyone from doctors and nurses to file clerks and therapy dogs got into the act when Grand River Hospital in Rifle put together a video for a national competition promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention. Pink hospital gloves, ...

Wife says trucker involved in Glenwood-area wreck believes he was not at fault

By Dennis Webb

The wife of a Del Norte man who faces charges and now is being sued following a fatal accident Aug. 16 just south of Glenwood Springs says he believes it wasn’t his fault. Authorities say John H. Briggs, 58, was hauling a log-loaded ...

Man arrested after being kicked out of club

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A Grand Junction man was arrested Saturday at Infinity Night Club after being kicked out of the club and then allegedly damaging its front door, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrested 23-year-old Antonio ...

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Daughter’s kidney to give woman new lease on life

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Laura Nisley is giving her mother the greatest birthday gift she can offer: more birthdays. Today, nine days before her mother turns 54, Nisley will go into surgery at Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital and have one of her kidneys ...


Transit fleet converting to cleaner energy

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The recent arrival of a pair of compressed natural gas buses marks the beginning of Grand Valley Transit’s conversion to a fleet of vehicles that will run on cleaner energy and should save taxpayers money on fueling and maintenance costs ...


Business reaction mixed on mill levy override

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More money for her children’s schools would mean less money to do business in Mesa County for Rocky Mountain Sanitation co-owner Lisa Mullen. As a business owner, the mother of three would pay an additional $203 a year in property taxes ...

State on hook for $367 million in leave payouts

By Charles Ashby

The state has paid nearly $60 million in unused leave and sick time to departing workers over the past three years and is on the hook for at least $367 million more to its current employees, according to state officials and an analysis of ...

Palisade band sweepstakes winner at Saturday’s festival

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Palisade High School was the sweepstakes winner Saturday at the Colorado West Marching Band Festival at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The competition brought bands and their color guards from all over the state, which first paraded ...

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Rollover in desert injures 3 males

By Rachel Sauer

Three males were injured Saturday evening when the Chevrolet Blazer they were riding in rolled several times on 27 1/4 Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. One of the men was injured seriously enough to be taken to ...

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