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Unsigned apology for unsigned threat

By Melinda Mawdsley

Willi Segeth can sleep easy again. After receiving an unsigned, threatening letter in late October in response to a political sign he had posted in his front yard, Segeth said he was going to sit in his garage and wait for the person who ...

‘Gus the Bus’ brings reading to preschoolers

By Staff

It may be one of the few times children are excited to see a school bus coming down the road. Garfield County Re-2 School District has outfitted an old bus, dubbed “Gus the Bus,” to carry early-childhood books and toys to children ...

White River forest revises travel use plan

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Federal officials are mapping a clearer direction for how they want to manage travel in White River National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service has revised its preferred draft plan for motorized and nonmotorized travel ...

Big fine latest problem for GarCo project

By Dennis Webb

The former owner of Garfield County land now proposed for a 1,006-home development has yet to pay a $187,729 fine the state imposed this summer for stormwater violations. “This is on its way to collections,” said Mark Salley, a ...

Murderer was sober, tests show

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The blood tests of the man believed responsible for the gunshot killings of two Grand Junction residents last month showed no signs he was under the influence of any drugs or other substances. A toxicology report on Stefan Alexander ...

Prior crimes mean prison for suspect in fatal accident

By Amy Hamilton

Logan Lage was on probation and had methamphetamine in his system when he sped away from police and allegedly caused a head-on vehicle crash with fatal consequences for a pregnant woman’s unborn child, according to court testimony ...

Former Bear Rock employees await paychecks after cumbersome closing

By Staff

The furthest West and the very last Bear Rock Cafe in Colorado closed when the Grand Junction location shut its doors last week, and employees are still waiting to be paid. “I have not seen my last check, but I’m pretty sure ...

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Gunnison’s Curry loses bid for speaker’s gavel in House

By Staff

The Western Slope will have to wait at least two more years, but likely longer, before it is home to a speaker of the House. House Democrats on Thursday chose state Rep. Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, as their next speaker of the House, dashing ...

GarCo vote tainted, candidate says

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The race for two Garfield County commissioner seats is over, but not the debate over the role that outside political groups played in this year’s campaign. Republicans narrowly defeated Democrats in both races. ...

Father drunk, had smoked pot before fatal crash

By Staff

Police say a man who died Oct. 19 when his vehicle plunged more than 700 feet off the Transfer Trail, near an area known as Windy Point in Garfield County, was more than three times over the legal limit for alcohol and had traces of marijuana ...

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