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Motorcyclist dies in accident

By Erin McIntyre

Fruita police are investigating the death of a man who appears to have crashed on a motorcycle into a canal sometime Friday night or Saturday morning. Fruita Police Sgt. John Coughran said a ditch rider reported the accident around 6 a.m. ...

No littering: Fruita takes on booming feral cat population

By Erin McIntyre

Getting to the root of Fruita’s feral cat problem lies in limiting future litters of kittens, experts told attendees at a meeting Saturday. The Fruita Police Department’s animal control officer, Carrie Benham, organized the forum ...


DA seeks special prosecutor in GarCo allegations

By Dennis Webb

A local district attorney has agreed to a request by Garfield County Democratic Party officials that she seek to have a special prosecutor consider whether there was any criminal wrongdoing by County Commissioner John Martin in connection with ...

Ad attacks Schwartz 
on crime legislation
 supported by many

By Charles Ashby

A Washington, D.C.-based GOP super PAC has begun airing a new television ad attacking Gail Schwartz, the 3rd Congressional District Democratic seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The basis of the attack, however, has ...

Drainage District seeks judgment

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Valley Drainage District is asking a judge to rule that its stormwater charge is a “valid service fee” and dismiss a suit filed by Mesa County and the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. The motion in Mesa County ...


Edwards, Pugliese make economy pitch

By Gary Harmon

Incumbent Rose Pugliese and challenger Dave Edwards took different approaches to reviving the Mesa County economy in a debate Friday before the Redlands Rotary Club at the Avalon Theatre. Changing the designation of Colorado National Monument ...

Police wait for evidence in double shooting

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs police continue to wait for forensics results and the possibility of interviewing the survivor as they investigate the case of an elderly couple involved in a shooting earlier this week. Joseph Llewellyn, 79, died of a ...

Two candidates for county seats receive $10,000

By Gary Harmon

A Fruita farmer pumped $20,000 into the campaigns of two challengers for the Mesa County Commission, giving $10,000 each to Democrats Dave Edwards and Mel Mulder. The contributions by Robert “Tad” Hutchins put Edwards and Mulder ...

Record, Oct. 22, 2016

By Staff

BIRTHS Kyle and Jessica Bishop, Grand Junction, a daughter, Sept. 29. Steven Hutchinson and Dani Langstaff, Fruita, a daughter, Oct. 1. Daniel and Jonni Welker, Grand Junction, a daughter, Oct. 1. Casey and Alicia Saunders, Grand Junction, ...

BLM: New rules aimed at ensuring royalties

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management hopes that three rules finalized this week will help ensure proper royalties are paid for oil and gas development. The rules are intended to ensure the accurate measurement of oil and gas produced from federal ...

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