Western Colorado

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GJPD officer taken off duty

By Emily Shockley

Arrest comes after allegations he harassed woman A Grand Junction police officer is being investigated by his own department and by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department after his arrest. The Sheriff’s Department received an ...

Astronomy club rosen

Astronomy club opens up its skies

By Dennis Webb

For a while last weekend, the McCaughey family’s sightseeing trip on Grand Mesa wasn’t going so well. “We were hoping to see a moose, but that didn’t happen,” Lori McCaughey said. That Saturday evening, high ...

Salazar, 2 senators won’t attend town hall meeting scheduled by conservative alliance

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If Colorado’s senators and their congressman won’t discuss the president’s health care agenda with them, Western Slope conservatives said they’ll have a discussion without them. Invitations were delivered Thursday to ...

Program extended to save 4 fish species

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Efforts to rescue the endangered fish of the Colorado River Basin will continue through 2023, federal and state officials decided. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the governors of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming signed agreements extending the ...

Embattled mortgage broker loses license

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Philip R. Lochmiller’s mortgage-broker’s license was suspended Thursday, according to a state Web site. Lochmiller’s license is set to expire Jan. 25. A spokesman did not respond to an e-mail inquiry about the suspension, ...

Legislators want drill permits changed

By Dennis Webb

State Sen. Josh Penry and a fellow Republican lawmaker are getting behind an industry request that Colorado make oil and gas drilling permits good for two years rather than one. The Grand Junction Republican and state Rep. Cory Gardner of ...

Transit authorities may run night buses

By Staff

Grand Valley Transit, the region’s public transportation provider, is considering extending its hours of operation. During a recent meeting of Grand Valley Transit’s funding partners, someone suggested bus service for all 11 ...

New candidates mean school board race is on

By Emily Shockley

The addition of a fourth and fifth candidate to the race for three school board seats means School District 51 will have an election Nov. 3. Amber Sigler, 30, and Greg Mikolai, 47, both of Palisade, had their petitions for school board ...

Plea bargain reached in shooting case

By Amy Hamilton

A Parachute man who was at the scene during an Orchard Mesa shooting in late May will receive a four-year, deferred-probation sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. Joshua Ray Perez, 22, initially was considered to be the shooter during an ...

Man’s body recovered after hikers report it on plateau

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Search and Rescue personnel recovered a man’s body Thursday from the Uncompahgre Plateau. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the team of four set out around 9 a.m. at the Dominguez ...

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