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Drug ring toppled in Mesa County

By Staff

A yearlong investigation has resulted in authorities locking up or actively pursuing more than 30 western Colorado residents who were — in the presence of children and near local schools — allegedly pumping a variety of illegal ...

14 arrests made in drug bust

By Gabrielle Porter

More than a dozen people face various drug-related charges including conspiracy to distribute and in some cases money laundering after an apparently concerted Wednesday night bust that involved several local law enforcement agencies. Those ...

Caprock Academy fire causes minimal damage

By Katie Langford

Grand Junction Fire Department officials still don’t know what caused a small fire on the roof of Caprock Academy early Thursday morning. The fire was called in at 
5:06 a.m. by Dan Sherrill, the director of business and ...

2 counties receive tourism aid

By Gary Harmon

Two western Colorado counties that felt the full brunt of the collapse of the energy industry are receiving help from the state under the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 initiative. Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne awarded aid Thursday to Delta and Rio Blanco ...

Downtown group picks 4 as director finalists

By Mike Wiggins

The Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority narrowed the list of candidates for its executive director job to four people, and one is a familiar name to downtown merchants and stakeholders. The city on Thursday identified the four ...

Stage I fire restrictions go into effect today

By Staff

Hot and dry conditions across the Grand Valley have forced the hand of local officials, who announced Thursday the implementation of Stage I fire restrictions effective starting today. Officials with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, ...

Sports Authority closing sooner than expected

By Katie Langford

Sports Authority stores in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Montrose will shutter their doors before the projected Aug. 31 closing date, according to store employees. The Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs stores will close on July 28, ...

BLM plan keeps parks in mind

By Dennis Webb

Federal lands next to Arches and Canyonlands national parks would be protected from oil and gas development under a proposal released this week. The Bureau of Land Management’s Canyon Country District released proposed resource ...

2nd man pulled from river ID’d

By Staff

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has identified a second man pulled from the Colorado River on Sunday morning as 49-year-old Richard Shoemaker of Grand Junction. Shoemaker’s body was recovered from the river near the Redlands ...

Energy company focusing on shale

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Valley has landed yet another new company that hopes to change the way oil is extracted from the ground that its owners say could bring the industry back to western Colorado. Thanks to a new tax credit program approved by the ...

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