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Hunters indicted in grisly death of motorcyclist

By Duffy Hayes

A Montrose County grand jury last week returned multiple-count indictments against two hunters who allegedly caused the death of a motorcyclist last year near Crawford and then left the scene of the grisly crash. Mark Anthony Valdez, 47, of ...

For The Record, April 19, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Christopher Whittwer and Amber Armendarez, Grand Junction, a son, April 6. Tony and Kim Fuoco, Fruita, a son, April 7. Kevin and Janae Steward, Grand Junction, a son, April 7. Douglas and Suzanne Goforth, ...

Fracking study gets House OK

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House approved a controversial bill Thursday that some Republicans believe is designed to give opponents of hydraulic fracturing fodder to ban the practice in the state. But one Republican, Rep. Jared Wright, ...

Economist: Construction jobs, projects will increase

By Greg Ruland

The chief economist for a national trade association told about 50 Grand Valley contractors Thursday he predicted area construction jobs and projects will increase during the coming year and that profit margins for builders will grow, but then ...


German visitors lose everything to thief

By Amy Hamilton

German couple Natacha Noirclere and Andres Haller love to explore the American southwest desert on their two-week annual vacations. Yet, Wednesday, the duo, each 53, were taken aback after returning to Fruita’s Pollock Bench-area trail ...


Home loan payoffs drop to 3 year low

By Mike Wiggins

The number of home loans being paid off in Mesa County has dropped to its lowest level in more than three years, a result of increasing mortgage rates and a sign that the rebound in the local housing market has moderated. The Mesa County ...

Senate OKs ban of ‘robocop’ camera ticketing

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House passed a flurry of measures over the past couple of days before taking off Good Friday today, including bills to reform how recall elections are performed and a bill to ban the use of cameras to give tickets ...

Montrose commish crashes into fence 
after heart incident

By Duffy Hayes

Montrose County Commission Vice Chairman Ron Henderson was admitted Wednesday morning to Montrose Memorial Hospital, after suffering a heart-related episode while driving himself to the hospital. According to county spokeswoman Katie ...

ACLU suit to proceed against city

By Amy Hamilton

Although the city of Grand Junction amended its controversial panhandling ordinance earlier this month in an effort to sidestep costly litigation, the American Civil Liberties Union has not dropped its lawsuit opposing the measure. Colorado ...

Udall: Sage-grouse listing ‘grave concern,’ needs state input

By Gary Harmon

Federal officials should recognize as a model Colorado’s efforts to save two sage-grouse species and work closely with the state to preserve the birds, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Wednesday. Udall, who is touring the state after ...

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