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Sodium bicarbonate firms’ joint venture targets air pollution

By Dennis Webb

The owners of two competing local producers of sodium bicarbonate are teaming up in a 50-50 joint venture designed to capitalize on the ability of the product to be used in reducing air pollution. The deal involves Belgium-based Solvay, owner ...

Flag placing kicks off commemorations

By Staff

Grand Junction area Realtors will place U.S. flags 18 sites from Fruita to Collbran beginning at 7 a.m.  Monday, Memorial Day. Later that morning, at 8:30, the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association will conduct its annual Realtors ...


Plateau Valley grads like family

By Greg Ruland

Graduation ceremonies at Plateau Valley High School felt like a family reunion Saturday but unfolded like a coronation for class salutatorian Mariah Klingler. Praised repeatedly as a standout leader who spent her formative years dedicated to ...


Geologists keeping a close eye on Salt Creek

By Gary Harmon

From his office in the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Jeff Coe peeks more than occasionally at the real-time image on his computer of the landslide on the north side of Grand Mesa. “I look more than I probably should,” Coe ...


Collbran landslide, family, neighbors remember what was lost

By Amy Hamilton

COLLBRAN — The site of a monstrous landslide that captured the nation’s attention almost a year ago to the date is painful for Mary Lou Ridenour to look at. The matriarch of the Nichols family, Ridenour, 85, mostly averts her eyes ...

Federal judge seals civil case about airport

By Gary Harmon

A federal judge in Denver has sealed the entirety of a civil case involving the former aviation director at Grand Junction Regional Airport, an action that appears to be unprecedented, a First Amendment attorney from Denver said. U.S. ...

Governor joins in push to save coal mine

By Dennis Webb

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday wrote Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging action to avoid a shutdown of the Colowyo Coal Mine north of Meeker, joining other high-level elected officials in doing so. His action comes a day after the ...


Cellphone ‘selfie’ leads to tentative ID of body, sheriff says

By Paul Shockley

An investigator working the case of a mystery man whose body was recovered May 10 from a Loma canal has made tentative identification, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. A name and date of birth have been established and the ...


Fruita cemetery gets gazebo

By Emily Shockley

With just seven members remaining and each one north of 70, the Silver Bell Rebekah Lodge No. 115 in Fruita could be gone in two or three years, estimates member Yvonne Peterson. So when the Rebekahs, no longer able to keep up with the ...

Umbrellas apropos at weekend ballgames

By Amy Hamilton

You’ll just have to take your chances watching JUCO baseball games that start today.  Rainshowers are expected in an on-and-off fashion all weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. There’s a 30 ...

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