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Woman may face 77 cruelty charges

By Gabrielle Porter

A 52-year-old woman — whose mother recently died of sepsis from long-untreated bone infections, whose animal-infested Orchard Mesa home was allegedly nearly inaccessible due to a build-up of belongings and filth, and whose property was ...


Suspect in Clifton shooting arrested

By Gabrielle Porter

A 22-year-old man arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting in Clifton earlier that day is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond while authorities seek another suspect. Tre Glenn Richardson, who appeared in Mesa County Court ...


Jury convicts Junction woman of welfare fraud

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction woman accused of not disclosing a partner’s income on forms applying for food assistance and Medicaid has been convicted of felony counts of forgery, attempting to influence a public servant and theft. Heather Diane ...


Mudslide closes road on plateau

By Mike Wiggins

A portion of the Uncompahgre Plateau is closed indefinitely because of a mudslide, an incident that could impact campers and other outdoor recreationists as summer approaches. A five-mile stretch of Colorado Highway 90 is closed to full-sized ...

Tipton encouraged about coal study

By Gary Harmon

A U.S. Forest Service study of the effects of mining coal in the North Fork Valley on the global climate meets requirements set by a federal court, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said he was told by the head of the agency. His meeting with ...


Doctor steps into permanent post as president of St. Mary’s Hospital

By Katie Langford

Dr. Brian Davidson, the new president of St. Mary’s Hospital, was preparing for the job of running the region’s largest hospital long before he set foot in Grand Junction. Davidson, vice president of medical affairs and chief ...


Declining support, permitting issues raise risk of Off-Road race’s demise

By Amy Hamilton

Fewer dollars offered for support and a last-minute scramble to coordinate a permit with the Bureau of Land Management caused a ripple of speculation that last weekend’s Grand Junction Off-Road mountain biking race may not return next ...


Veterans Choice draws ire

By Amy Hamilton

A small group of representatives from the area medical community collaborated Wednesday in an effort to untangle some of the barriers to health care faced by local military veterans. The open house was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign ...

Snowmelt-filled pond on landslide might spill

By Gary Harmon

Authorities are monitoring the pond atop the land that tipped in toward Grand Mesa in a major landslide two years ago, watching for signs that it could spill over as the high country snowmelt increases. Mesa County and other officials went to ...


Bill may return millions in royalties to NW Colo.

By Gary Harmon

A provision introduced into a defense authorization bill would send back millions of dollars to four northwest Colorado counties, money that has eluded them for years. The provision introduced by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and ...

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