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Confusion in Orchard Mesa case

By Erin McIntyre

Two men involved in a reported shooting on Orchard Mesa early Friday were arrested later that day as the investigation into what prompted the 911 call continued. Jaben Lawson, 27, and Christopher Lashbrook, 38, were arrested Friday afternoon ...

Candidate launches bid 
for Mesa County clerk

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction real estate broker on Friday announced her bid for Mesa County clerk and recorder, saying she would emphasize transparency and efficiency in the office that operates the Department of Motor Vehicles. Tina Peters is the first ...

Work halted at airport
 after concrete batch fails

By Gary Harmon

Work on the east commercial jet ramp at Grand Junction Regional Airport came to a halt Friday, and will not continue for at least 45 days, as a batch of already-poured concrete failed a test. Samples taken on the 28th day after the first ...

For The Record: Aug. 19, 2017

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Anthony and McKenzie Pratte, Grand Junction, a daughter, Aug. 3. Donald and Alexa Webb, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 4. Jordan and Cody Saavedra, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 5. Delta County Memorial ...


Man gets 15 years in Molina shootings

By Erin McIntyre

One of the three men involved in a shooting and burglary in Molina that injured three residents last year was sentenced to 15 years in prison in a plea agreement Friday. Despite protests from the three victims who were present at the hearing, ...

New rules to combat Denver ozone levels could apply statewide

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission is considering whether new pollution-emission restrictions on oil and gas operations to help reduce ozone on the Front Range should be applied to the industry statewide. That possibility has ...


Monks create 
 creation in GJ 
to offer blessing

By Kelly Slivka

A group of five Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in southern India have stopped in Grand Junction as part of a two-year-long fundraising tour through the United States. The monks, who arrived on Wednesday from Omaha, Nebraska, ...


Blagg pleads not guilty; murder retrial set for Feb. 20

By Staff

GOLDEN — Fifteen years after his initial not-guilty plea, 13 years after he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison and three years after a judge ordered him a new trial, Michael Blagg pleaded not guilty again Thursday to all ...

Japanese official will visit Piceance

By Gary Harmon

A Japanese official this month is to visit northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin — a region that Japan hopes to tap for natural gas for its own industry and population — to discuss how best to complete the connection. Takeshi ...

Water managers: Reservoir is too full

By Gary Harmon

With Blue Mesa Reservoir nearly full at midsummer, operators of the Aspinall unit of reservoirs say they face a difficult task of reducing the level of Blue Mesa to its winter target. Blue Mesa this week was brimming at 99 percent full and it ...

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