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Old fruit-packing warehouse needs some TLC, owner says

By Staff

The building was built in 1907 “to pack fruit,” says Bert Whittenberg, owner of Whittenberg West Construction Services. His company is remodeling an old warehouse on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Pitkin Avenue, for a ...


If spring is in the air, so is smoke

By Amy Hamilton

Rules for open burning Spring open-burning season runs from March 1 to May 31. A permit is required for open burning. Grand Junction, Lower Valley and Clifton fire departments issue permits for their response areas. The Mesa County Health ...

Driver hits 10 cars in parking lot of grocery

By Staff

A man crashed his truck into 10 cars Tuesday in the parking lot of the Safeway grocery store on Horizon Drive. The man was “suffering from a medical condition” behind the wheel of his Chevrolet Avalanche, said Kate Porras, ...

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Suspect’s family says they’re stunned and sorry

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Leah McLeod hadn’t seen the black-eyed, bloodied Derrick Maxfield staring out of the jail booking photo. That person is her son, she knows, but that’s not a side of him she ever has known, McLeod said Tuesday, three days after her ...

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A Parachute man had been drinking with a friend and then got in a fight with his girlfriend before colliding at high speed with a pickup, killing a mother and daughter, according to court papers. Derrick Maxfield, 20, had a blood-alcohol ...

GarCo foreclosures up sharply

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County is experiencing a sharp rise in foreclosures so far this year. Thirty-two foreclosures were filed with the county through Feb. 25, putting it on an early pace to nearly double foreclosures in 2009 versus last year. At this ...

Playoff field narrows; teams into Sweet 16

By Patrick Bahr

What a difference one week can make. One week ago, high school basketball teams in the 5A and 4A brackets were preparing for their first game. Today, the field has been narrowed to 16 teams with games beginning Wednesday in the 5A girls ...

Info sought on Rio Blanco cow shooting

By Dennis Webb

A $3,000 reward has yet to flush out information about who shot two cows in Rio Blanco County. The shootings happened earlier this year on County Road 5, also known as the Piceance Creek Road, about 18 miles from Colorado Highway 13, which ...

Gravel pit proposal near eagle areas reintroduced

By Dennis Webb

A 2006 Rifle-area gravel pit proposal near a bald eagle nesting area has been revived in a downsized form. The proposal never made it past the county’s planning commission the first time around, and county planning staff had ...

Girl, age 5, found in sunk car at river’s bottom

By Amy Hamilton

After three days of searching, divers on Monday night found the body of a 5-year-old girl and the car she was riding in that plunged into the frigid Colorado River near Moab on Friday afternoon. “We hope it brings the family some ...

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