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Man killed in I-70 Business Loop collision

By Paul Shockley

A man was killed Sunday when the Jeep Cherokee he was driving slammed into the back of another vehicle on the Interstate 70 Business Loop. The Grand Junction Police Department said early investigation shows a Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped at a ...

Advocacy group offers new assistance to undocumented

By Paul Shockley

Hundreds of undocumented people living on the Western Slope will have a greater opportunity to apply for President Barack Obama’s deferred action on deportation, with the recent legal assistance accreditation earned by a local advocacy ...


First Draft: Locals rattled in 1943 when shells on military train began to explode

By Bob Silbernagel

“Newspapers produce the first rough draft of history.” — Philip Graham When they saw flashes of light and heard loud booms in the early morning hours of June 27, 1943, Alf Giles and his family thought Grand Junction was ...

Commemorations planned for today

By Staff

Two Memorial Day commemorations will take place this morning in Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Area Realtor Association will conduct its annual Realtors Remember ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on the steps of the Old Mesa County ...

Pictures personalize The Wall’s list

By Charles Ashby

Even though she knows she won’t get them all, Hawaii resident Janna Hoehn isn’t giving up on finding pictures of every soldier, sailor, airman or marine who died during the Vietnam War. It’s part of a national Faces Never ...


Blotter, May 25, 2015

By Staff

Theft at hospital suspected The Grand Junction Police Department wants to identify a man suspected of stealing someone’s wallet in the intensive care unit of St. Mary’s Hospital. Sometime between 11:30 p.m. and midnight on March ...


Fight looms over release of Blagg’s defense costs

By Paul Shockley

A legal fight over expense records for Michael Blagg’s state-funded criminal defense was unresolved on Friday, with a deadline looming this week. The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office has issued a subpoena, returnable on ...


First peek in new parish hall

By Greg Ruland

More than 500 Grand Valley Catholics crowded into the new parish hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday evening to celebrate the first official Mass in the $3 million structure. Parishioners have had to worship at a variety of ...

University set to raise tuition this fall

By Emily Shockley

The cost of in-state tuition for undergraduates at Colorado Mesa University will increase by 5.5 percent year-over-year this fall to $239.50 per credit hour, as the university prepares to hire 17 new faculty and staff members, increase ...

Traffic Alert, May 24, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week. City of Grand Junction projects: ■ F 1/4 Road Sewer Line Construction Between 24 1/2 Road and 25 Road: F 1/4 Road remains closed. Follow detours. ■ Colorado ...

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