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Escapee turns self in after 2 days on the lam

By Rachel Sauer

A Craig man who allegedly ran away from his parole office Wednesday and was wanted by the Colorado Department of Corrections was arrested Friday morning in Grand Junction. Jesse J. Bowers, 36, was wanted on suspicion of fleeing after a ...

Group raises candidate Richards’ teenage conviction

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With nine days to go before the Grand Junction municipal election, some residents are questioning whether City Council candidate Jacob Richards is fit to hold an elected office, given the fact he has a felony conviction and has had other legal ...

Interviews for Olathe trustee begin

By Staff

The Olathe Town Board of Trustees will hold interviews Monday evening for five applicants to fill a trustee position vacated earlier this month. The five candidates are Richard Davis, Paul Dunford, Dolores Killen, John McCarty and Linda ...

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Montrose street closing for improvements

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Beginning Monday, traffic along South First Street, between the avenues of Townsend and Cascade, will be blocked as construction crews work to complete the next phase of the Downtown Traffic Improvement Project. The ...

Lawyer plans post-mortem court appeal

By Paul Shockley

The death of a Grand Junction woman who was convicted on charges related to running a prostitution business will not stop her attorney from pursuing an appeal in the case. “We’ve already done all the work and filed our ...

Nurses you’d want by your bedside

By Rachel Sauer

Nursing is a profession of tangibles and intangibles. There’s the day-to-day of the job, the rounds, the questions, the IVs, the hours, the bandages and alcohol wipes and pills. These are what can be measured. The intangibles ...


Some in southwestern Colorado want forest plan axed

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DOLORES — A “spiderweb” of trails and off-highway-vehicle routes on parts of the San Juan National Forest needs to be cleaned up, forest officials say. Critics of the plan, however, see more than a mere tug at the web as the ...

Longtime forest users view changes differently

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For decades, Victor Sundquist logged the San Juan National Forest for his money and hunted it for food, to say nothing of looking at it as a place of refuge and recreation. Veronica Egan has had similar experiences in the woods. She has run a ...

BLM seeks citizen advisers

By Staff

MONTROSE — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for openings on two Colorado resource-advisory councils, which advise the BLM on public-land management. The Northwest Resource Advisory Council and Southwest Resource ...

City vote on track for record turnout

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The city of Grand Junction is on pace to have the highest-ever voter turnout for a municipal election, as a ballot measure that would ban medical marijuana centers in the city and a highly contested City Council race have elicited strong ...

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