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Affidavit: Uncle shot nephew over garden hose

By Mike Wiggins

A shooting over the weekend in Grand Junction that injured one man and resulted in the arrest of another stemmed from a dispute over a garden hose, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday. Joseph Latulippe, 49, of Grand Junction made ...


GOP bill takes aim at ‘sanctuary’ cities and counties in Colorado

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Republican bill to penalize Colorado cities and counties that provide sanctuaries against deportation for undocumented residents surrenders local control to the federal government, Democrats say. The measure, which won ...

‘Fling’ aims to pay for Palisade YMCA feasibility study

By Amy Hamilton

Fruita has a community center where adults and kids can play. So does Delta. Montrose just opened a recreation center. But what about Palisade? A growing number of people are intrigued by the idea of establishing a YMCA in town, and ...

Mental hospital caught in pinch

By Gary Harmon

Prospects for Mesa County’s 2018 budget are growing brighter, but accompanying that comes the growing likelihood that the county will be unable to help with construction of a new mental-health hospital in Grand Junction. County ...


Family comes to its own rescue as flames engulf house

By Gabrielle Porter

Mark Lorenzo was roused from his sleep Sunday morning by the sting of smoke and the smell of barbecue. He and girlfriend Kim Thorson were asleep at their Orchard Mesa home when the smoke started creeping in. Lorenzo doesn’t know how ...


Gold ambitions led to marvel of engineering in Dolores Canyon

By BSilbernagel

In May, 1891, Nathaniel Turner — manager of the firm that had recently completed the hanging flume in Dolores Canyon — optimistically told the Grand Junction News that the flume was operating just as intended to mine for ...

April 24-28: This Week In The Legislature

By Staff

DENVER — A major to-do sparked between Republicans who control the Senate and Democrats the House over a bill that would help prevent rural hospitals from seeing cuts in money they receive from the state’s hospital provider fee, a ...


Student of the Week: Central High School senior Dixie Lin Poteet

By Staff

GPA: 4.3 Favorite book and its author: “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zefón Favorite TV show: Marvel’s “Luke Cage” Favorite band or musician: James Brown After-school activities: NHS, throwing ...


Speaker’s aim: Raising cash for clean energy

By Gabrielle Porter

A Fruita Monument High School alumnus working to raise funds for clean energy research said Grand Valley residents might be interested in his endeavor out of a desire for environmental conservationism. But they shouldn’t overlook ...


Man accused of pattern of violence

By Gabrielle Porter

A 41-year-old man accused of beating and bodyslamming a 26-year-old woman in December while in a Mesa County house with her two young daughters nearby could be charged as a habitual domestic violence offender with kidnapping, assault, child ...

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