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Hamblin drops from sheriff’s race

By Staff

In the wake of local Republicans deciding to nominate Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matt Lewis as their nominee in November for the office of sheriff, the field of other candidates seeking the job narrowed Thursday. Ralph Hamblin ...

 water supply 
is shrinking,
 study shows

By Gary Harmon

While water levels at lakes Mead and Powell have visibly slipped in the current drought, another source, groundwater, is disappearing even more rapidly, according to a satellite study of the Colorado River Basin. A University of California, ...


Body in desert ‘suspicious’

By Staff

A body was found Thursday afternoon in the desert north of 25 Road several miles from where a Grand Junction woman was reported missing by family Tuesday morning. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office did not link the discovery of the body ...


Roling down the road: Evolution of a pro career

By Allen Gemaehlich

Kiel Roling could catch and throw a baseball before he was old enough to play on a team. His parents, Guy and Cindy Roling, offered to sign a release so he could start playing Little League when he was 5 years old, but were turned ...

U.S. House candidates urge compassion for migrant kids

By Gary Harmon

Unaccompanied minors streaming into the United States deserve Americans’ compassion, the main candidates for the 3rd Congressional District said. States and communities that wish to take children in should be supported by the federal ...

County to raise fee for open records request

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s Colorado Open Records Request policy is getting a few tweaks, including a rate increase for requests that merit extensive research by county employees. County leaders decided to update the policy following the passage this ...

for attempted 
bank robbery
 in Palisade

By Paul Shockley

A man who held a police officer at gunpoint during a botched bank robbery in Palisade was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 18 years in federal prison. Jose O. Jimenez, 27, must also serve five years of supervised release when freed from prison, ...

Oil industry uses many means to save grouse

By Gary Harmon

Energy companies drilling on federal land bring to bear an average of six measures intended to preserve greater sage-grouse, an industry organization said. “This study shows in concrete terms how oil and natural gas companies are ...


The great pizza orgy

By Rachel Sauer

In theory, 30 inches doesn’t seem like all that much. Hold your hands apart in an approximation of the length and it looks entirely possible: “Sure, I could eat that much!” It might even seem like a good idea. Until the ...

Health Department: Mesa County boy has hantavirus

By Staff

A Mesa County boy was confirmed to have hantavirus Wednesday, and Mesa County Health Department officials are advising caution when cleaning or working in areas where mice or mice droppings might be. After contracting the virus, the boy was ...

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