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Dinosaur bones journey to Fruita lab

By Rachel Sauer

Fossils, it turns out, are a bit like loose teeth: When they start wiggling, it’s time for them to come out. So, paleontologists with the Museums of Western Colorado knew Monday that a burlap- and plaster-wrapped jacket containing about ...


Dinosaur bones ready for transport

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Volunteers hoist a block of dinosaurs bones from the Mygatt-Moore Quarry onto a truck to transport them to the lab at Dinosaur Journey.  ...


Faces of coal country

By Dennis Webb

Federal officials saw some of the faces behind the debate over the future of the U.S. coal industry Thursday in Grand Junction, as everyone from miners to people concerned about the local impacts of climate change turned out for a regional ...


Downtown rite of summer returns

By Amy Hamilton

“Would you like to try a cherry?” Oh, boy would I! That was the question of the night at Grand Junction’s farmers market that attracted hundreds of people who strolled along Main Street seeking fresh food and goods. A ...

Sides debate health care ballot question

By Charles Ashby

Colorado could be the first state in the nation to implement its own health care insurance under a proposed ballot measure that was debated at Colorado Mesa University on Thursday. While proponents of Amendment 69 say it will cost Coloradans ...


Men apologize for outbursts in courtroom

By Gabrielle Porter

Two men who walked out of a Mesa County Court sentencing hearing after being convicted in a jury trial, only to be arrested in the justice center lobby, apologized to the judge Thursday, one of them citing “ADD and a little bit of ...


Motorcyclist dies after hitting car

By Gabrielle Porter

The Colorado State Patrol said Thursday the driver of a motorcycle was killed on E 1/2 Road Wednesday night after a collision with a turning vehicle. Matthew Lesher, 24, of Grand Junction was pronounced dead at the scene near Long Family ...


Man gets 60 years for making child porn

By Gabrielle Porter

A 29-year-old Glenwood Springs man who pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child pornography has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison. Luis Alfonso Aragon-Gallegos pleaded guilty to producing about 110 images and videos of a ...

Tipton: Stop foot-dragging on coal study

By Gary Harmon

The Office of Management and Budget’s involvement in an environmental study of the North Fork coal area is creating uncertainty, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said in a letter to the agency head. The environmental study, which was to ...


Not his
1st brush 
with law

By Gabrielle Porter

A 29-year-old man arrested last month is suspected of shooting a man in a Clifton gas station parking lot less than a month after a separate incident where he was suspected of shooting another man through his windshield on a Grand Junction ...

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