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Scott McInnis

McInnis regrets handling of plagiarism scandal

By Emily Shockley

Former congressman and current Mesa County commissioner candidate Scott McInnis said Thursday he made a mistake during the plagiarism scandal that helped tank his bid for governor four years ago. That mistake, he said, was ...


Parachute pays to rebuild road
 after job botch

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — It was just months after a developer’s 2008 construction of a bypass road around this small town that cracks began showing up in the concrete surface. Repair efforts a year later ultimately proved unsuccessful, the ...


Land-trust purchase extends city’s Lunch Loop recreation area

By Emily Shockley

The two properties that “bookend” the Lunch Loop trail system and Three Sisters property along Monument Road have officially been purchased and conveyed to the city of Grand Junction for preservation. Now $35,000 is all that stands ...

Anti-drug club grows from roots in Mesa County

By Emily Shockley

A club that combines adventure activities with anti-drug messaging has grown from eight students last year to 150 this year in Mesa County, with replica clubs popping up across Colorado and in New Jersey. Neural Activity, founded in 2013 by ...


Candidate: Sheriff’s office leaders will be engaged in the community

By Paul Shockley

Senior-level leaders of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office should be ready for more after-hours commitments, Republican sheriff candidate Matt Lewis said Wednesday. From the rank of lieutenant up the chain, Lewis said he aims to have all ...


Top cop candidate: Job should not be politically charged

By Charles Ashby

The Democratic candidate for state attorney general has at least one thing in common with the Republican he’s trying to replace. Don Quick, the former Adams County district attorney who’s hoping to replace GOP Attorney General ...


Senate candidate fires staffer over tweet

By Charles Ashby

Don Suppes is neither a conspiracy theorist nor a white supremacist, the Republican candidate for Senate District 5 said Wednesday. The Orchard City mayor said he had to fire a volunteer staffer last week after she posted an unauthorized ...

Some region health premiums to fall

By Dennis Webb

Mesa County will see an average 3.55 percent drop in health care insurance plan premiums next year, the Colorado Division of Insurance is reporting. Meanwhile, a new geographic insurance rating area that includes four mountain counties ...


Abuse suspected months before death of infant

By Paul Shockley

Then-8-month-old Angel Place was the subject of a July 3 child abuse report, ultimately cleared by Grand Junction police for lack of evidence. Grand Junction resident Misty Blackwell, who is identified in police records as Place’s ...

Teaching kids 
coping skills 
to save lives

By Emily Shockley

Suicide prevention programs are expanding in School District 51. Riding the Waves, a program that never uses the word suicide but teaches fifth-graders resiliency during tough times in hopes of deterring them from suicide or destructive ...

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