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Court affirms sentence in assault on ‘snitch’

By Paul Shockley

A retired Mesa County judge did not overstep his authority in imposing consecutive terms in prison, adding up to 70 years, in the case of a man convicted of slicing another man’s throat in a 1995 drug investigation, the Colorado Court of ...


Minecraft draws kids to library

By Emily Shockley

Children quietly sorting through picture books Wednesday afternoon in the children’s section at Mesa County Central Library seemed oblivious to the dragon slaying and sheep taming going on mere feet away from them. Those activities have ...

DeBeque jet pilot is known 
to FAA

By Gary Harmon

The pilot who buzzed De Beque Canyon two months ago was on a non-military flight on his way to Alabama, federal officials told Mesa County officials and representatives for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The pilot could lose his pilot ...


CMU: Slow elevator letting us down

By Emily Shockley

For most of the year, Colorado Mesa University junior Amanda Hurst avoids the elevator that connects the parking garage to the University Center at CMU. “It’s horrible” during fall and spring semester, Hurst said Wednesday ...

Gunnison man jailed in land-damage case

By Gary Harmon

A Gunnison man who tore down a barricade on federal land in Montrose County is seeking a stay pending appeal of a judge’s order that he be incarcerated for a month and stay off federal land for two years. U.S. District Judge Robert ...


Entrepreneurial mom juices her way to health, then launches juice business

By Greg Ruland

A physically fit, health-conscious mother of two recently turned her passion for fresh juice into a new career by launching Press Colorado Juice Company — one of the latest entries at the Grand Junction Downtown Farmers’ ...


Sibling success: Campos sisters cruise to title at Taco Bell

By Eden Laase

No one knows each other like sisters do. That’s what makes Carolena and Julianna Campos so dominant when they hit the court together. Carolena, 17, and Julianna, 13, defeated Tayvia Voytilla and Amy Espinoza, 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday in ...

Jobless rate spikes in Mesa County, 
highest in one year

By Greg Ruland

Mesa County saw the biggest jump in unemployment in 12 months with a 6.6 percent rate for June, state officials said. It was also the highest monthly jobless rate recorded so far this year. June’s peak was two-tenths of a point higher ...


Passengers on jet fall ill, force landing

By Charles Ashby

It was a tense situation at first, said several passengers of United Flight 447 when their Denver-to-Los Angeles flight made an emergency landing in Grand Junction on Wednesday. But by the time everyone got onto the hot tarmac and later into ...

Guns found with teens in stolen SUV

By Staff

Deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office got several lucky breaks Monday to locate two teenagers who allegedly were driving a stolen vehicle after breaking into a summer camp on Grand Mesa. Deputies followed up on a tip from a ...

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