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Wheels on the ground

By Katie Langford

More than 350 motorcycles roared through Grand Junction on Sunday night as part of the American Legion Legacy Run. It’s a cross-country trip that raises money for college scholarships for children of veterans who have died or have been ...


Lightning kills Durango man

By Katie Langford

A 24-year-old Durango man was killed by a lightning strike while mountain biking Sunday morning near Telluride. The man, identified as John Daniel Huisjen by the San Miguel County Coroner’s Office, was mountain biking with his ...


Grant will help CMU identify old firearms

By Katie Langford

A Colorado Mesa University researcher was awarded nearly $31,000 by the National Park Service this month to develop technology to identify pre-1900s firearms based on the ammunition they leave behind. Douglas Scott, a research faculty member ...


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Murder suspects are high-level gang members, cop says

By Gabrielle Porter

Three men charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Grand Junction five months ago were upper-level members in a national outlaw motorcycle club’s local branch, according to a detective who testified about the ...


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Lundberg launches GOP bid for treasurer

By Kelly Slivka

Another GOP candidate has put his horse in the race for Colorado State Treasurer. Republican state Sen. Kevin Lundberg stopped in Grand Junction’s Hawthorne Park on Saturday morning as part of the announcement tour he’s planned ...


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Volunteers thrash trash along the Colorado River

By Kelly Slivka

A group of volunteers set off downriver from the Loma boat ramp on Saturday morning in order to collect trash from one of the most well-used local stretches of the Colorado River — the Ruby-Horsethief Canyon areas between Loma and ...


Detour for Glenwood bridge starts Monday

By Dennis Webb

Area motorists with plans to travel to the Roaring Fork Valley in coming days and weeks should brace themselves for a major traffic detour that will hit the Glenwood Springs area starting Monday. Work on replacing the Grand Avenue (Colorado ...


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District 51’s big test

By Katie Langford

Heather Reed has loved going back to school for as long as she can remember. Now in her 10th year teaching first grade at Thunder Mountain Elementary, Reed still remembers how excited she was for her first day of kindergarten. “I was ...


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Sen. Scott blocks some from official social media

By Erin McIntyre

Constituents blocked from participating in state Sen. Ray Scott’s social media pages believe their access should be restored after a recent court ruling declared such exclusion to be a violation of the First Amendment. The ruling, ...


Traffic Alert, Aug. 13, 2017

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions  ■ Riverside Parkway Resurfacing Project: 6 p.m.–7 a.m., Sunday–Thursday. Flaggers will ...


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