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BLM extends time to comment on plan for Gunnison sage-grouse

By Dennis Webb

Interested parties now have until after the holidays to comment on a Bureau of Land Management plan for helping protect the Gunnison sage-grouse, and three meetings on the plan will be held next month. The BLM has pushed the comment deadline ...

Police look to link suspect to earlier vehicle break-ins

By Gabrielle Porter

A 34-year-old man arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of stealing items from parked cars at a hotel on Horizon Drive might also be linked to as many as 14 vehicle break-ins and two stolen guns, a Mesa County prosecutor said Tuesday in ...

Rec pot backers: 
Bring it 
to a vote

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction has waited long enough for recreational marijuana. That’s the thinking behind a grassroots group of locals working to place a measure on Grand Junction’s April 2017 ballot that would allow recreational marijuana and ...


Palisade buys land for gun

By Charles Ashby

The long-awaited purchase of land for a world-class shooting range where the old Cameo power plant use to sit in De Beque Canyon has finally become a reality. As of Monday afternoon, the sale of about 1,800 acres of land on the west end of ...


Valley voters weigh in on presidential debate

By Gary Harmon

Partisan camps watched the presidential debate Monday night as Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump faced off. And one lonely Grand Junction voter, unwilling to vote for either, said it boiled down to “rehash of the same ...


Outhouse Races

By Dean Humphrey

Watch fun clips from the outhouse races at the Fruita Fall Festival.  ...


Deputies looking for overdue camper

By Staff

Authorities are looking for a Craig man who is overdue from a weekend camping trip in Mesa County. Scott Burke, 43, was supposed to return Saturday, but no one has seen or heard from him since he left Craig on Friday, according to the Mesa ...


Judge shows compassion to ‘desperate’ suspect

By Gabrielle Porter

A Clifton man accused of attempting to rob an Alpine Bank branch was released on a personal-recognizance bond Monday after a judge said he wanted to show compassion to someone who was “desperate” and down on his luck. John Eric ...

Congressional candidates trade barbs on public lands

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is taking issue with his Democratic rival’s newest television ad. In it, former state Sen. Gail Schwartz says Tipton wants to sell off public lands and make them available to private individuals and ...


Minister Conard Pyle was a local advocate against domestic abuse

By Gary Harmon

A service for Conard Pyle, a longtime minister in the Grand Valley who advocated against domestic violence, will be at 
2 p.m. Oct. 15 at First Congregational Church. Pyle died Wednesday. He was 88. Pyle was a minister at First ...

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