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Memorial for activist Connie Murillo set for Saturday

By Erin McIntyre

A memorial service and celebration of life concert and fundraiser will be held this weekend for Connie Murillo, a community activist who died Monday. Murillo, 37, was a longtime local who graduated from Plateau Valley High School and was ...

Legislature OKs larger payments for people wrongly sent to prison

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A year after former Grand Valley resident Robert Dewey was exonerated in a murder case that kept him imprisoned for 18 years, the Colorado Legislature in 2013 passed a law to compensate people who were convicted of crimes they ...

Records bill advances in Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate made a few more tweaks Tuesday to a bill designed to help bring more accountability to government agencies. The measure, SB40, would require state and local governments to provide public documents in ...


Supporters of bill want drilling away 
from schools

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — John “Dutch” Wierenga suffers from pulmonary and cardiac diseases and relies on supplemental oxygen to breathe. He worries about what it could mean for him if Ursa Resources proceeds with seeking approval for an ...

Two badly injured when motorcycle hits car

By Staff

Two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash at the intersection of Patterson and 31 roads on Tuesday morning. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Dan Chermok said the accident happened just before 11:45 a.m. when the ...


Brush fires keep crews on the run all weekend

By Gabrielle Porter

Grand Valley fire departments and law enforcement agencies were on their toes over the weekend responding to 31 brush fires reported between Friday and Sunday, ranging across most of Mesa County. Most of the fires were agricultural burns that ...

School board unlikely to ask voters to build new high school in GJ

By Katie Langford

School District 51 Board of Education members will most likely not pursue voter approval to build a new high school in 2017, cutting nearly $90 million from a potential ballot question. While board members have discussed seeking a bond ...

GOP kills measure to change TABOR

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Instead of increasing taxes — as another proposal working its way through the Colorado Legislature would do to pay for transportation projects — a solitary Republican tried to persuade his fellow GOP senators Monday ...


Driver: Biker gang attacked his car

By Gabrielle Porter

Authorities say a 37-year-old man allegedly fired a gun at a couple in a car while a part of a horde of motorcyclists who terrorized them by cornering them in a cul-de-sac, ramming their vehicle and shattering one of their windows with ...


Council candidates cover issues at forum

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council candidates sounded off on a variety of issues Monday during a forum at a quarterly luncheon for the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce at the Mesa County Workforce Center. Candidates were asked whether they ...

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