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Always room for a few more

By Charles Ashby

Austin and Nicole Duckworth have reason to celebrate today as National Adoption Day and November as National Adoption Month. That’s because the Grand Junction couple saw their long-awaited adoption of two young siblings become official ...


Assault on teen alleged

By Mike Wiggins

A Fruita man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy over a period of years. Kevin Vincent Conerty, 41, was jailed on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, sexual assault on a ...

Similar crime, different time

By Charles Ashby

Two local doctors accused of overprescribing pain-control medications that resulted in death, who have entered into plea agreements with federal prosecutors, shouldn’t be compared with an unrelated doctor who did the same thing but ...

Community fast to rally in support of bike race

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction City Council is getting its answer from the community about whether it should support a stage of the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race in town: Not just yes, but heck yes, proponents of the event said Friday. In less than 48 ...


State crafts historic plan to manage water

By Dennis Webb

Coloradans have spent years in discussion and in many cases debate about what should be in the state’s first-ever water plan. And they’ll have years to wrangle over how to implement it. But on Thursday, for a day anyway, ...

Feds may reinstate roadless exemption for coal in Colorado

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing reinstating a North Fork Valley coal exemption to Colorado’s roadless rule, citing the industry’s importance to the local economy but also acknowledging its action could result in billions of ...

Fix of aging Glenwood bridge begins in January

By Gary Harmon

Work is expected to begin in January on replacing the aging Grand Avenue bridge in Glenwood Springs, a $127 million project that will continue into 2017. The Colorado Transportation Commission approved the project after bringing together ...

Police, innkeeps collaborate to keep hotels crime-free

By Greg Ruland

Hotel managers eager to make their inns as safe as possible for guests spent five hours at the Grand Junction Police Department Wednesday learning how to reduce crime by changing the environment, screening lodgers and watching for signs of ...

Schools, day care report norovirus symptoms

By Charles Ashby

At least two schools and a day care center in Mesa County have reported children with norovirus-like symptoms this week, prompting the Mesa County Health Department to warn residents who display those symptoms to remain home so as not to ...


Complaint: Teen 
flouted many rules
 of slaying probation

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton teenager who admitted nearly three months ago to accidentally shooting and killing his friend didn’t indicate Thursday in court if he’ll fight or acknowledge allegations of violating probation for manslaughter. Landon ...

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