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Gas prices swinging upward after spiral

By Staff

Drivers might have noticed during the morning commute gas prices swinging upward at local stations after a months-long spiral that slashed the national average for a gallon of unleaded gas from a record high this summer. Thursday’s ...

Man hit, killed by pickup

By Staff

A man in his 50s was killed Thursday night after he was struck by a pickup outside a home in the 500 block of Sunrise Drive. The man was hit in the street shortly after 9 p.m. Dispatch reports indicated the man was not conscious and not ...

Mark Udall reiterates go-slow approach to shale

By Dennis Webb

Newly seated U.S. Sen. Mark Udall on Thursday gave his colleagues an early indication of his position on oil shale development, reiterating the go-slow approach he advocated while a member of the House of Representatives. “Let’s ...

Man pleads not guilty in child’s murder

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A former Grand Junction man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing his ex-girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. Charles McEachern, 33, of Littleton, pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. A ...

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Construction-weary business owners anxious to get down to business on Colorado Ave.

By Amy Hamilton

Cookie Murraye likes what she sees these days peering out the generous windows that overlook Colorado Avenue and Fifth Street. Months ago, Colorado Avenue was shut down in sections as crews worked to narrow the wide road, adding wide ...


Buyers for recyclables suddenly hard to find

By Amy Hamilton

Large square bales of smashed cardboard and multicolored plastic bottles piling up at a local recycling company aren’t intended to be the latest modern art installation. Though the growing mass of stashed materials is kind of pretty in ...

‘Grandpa’ accused of murder-for-hire plot

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A 66-year-old Grand Junction man awaiting trial on charges he ran a methamphetamine and cocaine ring out of his apartment is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill two witnesses, one of whom is his nephew. Authorities on Wednesday ...

Gifted preschoolers can start classes early

By Scott Schlaufman

Highly gifted 4- and 5-year-olds will be allowed to start school a year early thanks to a new policy passed Tuesday by the District 51 board of education. A state law passed earlier this year allowed school districts the option of adopting an ...

School paper up for national award

By Staff

With enough accolades to wallpaper its newsroom, it may have been more noteworthy if Grand Junction High School’s student newspaper, The Orange and Black, had not been nominated for a national award in student media this year. Such was ...

Suspect accused of sex assault

By Dennis Webb

A Parachute man has been arrested on suspicion he sexually assaulted two children, one of them over a number of years. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department arrested Michael William Wood, 48, on Dec. 31. He was being held Tuesday in ...

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