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Lion of the Year pursues vision

By Charles Ashby

For nearly two decades, Joe O’Connor has been running the Grand Junction Lions Club’s Eyeglasses Program, where the group supplies corrective lenses to those who need, but can’t afford them. But the longtime Lions member ...

High court sends TABOR lawsuit back to lower court

By Charles Ashby

A lawsuit challenging whether the voter-approved Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights violates the U.S. Constitution by taking away taxing authority from the Colorado Legislature will head back to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. That happened ...

Two men make cut for airport manager

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Regional Airport officials have narrowed the search for a new airport director to an Eagle man whose resume includes airport work and real estate development, and a former naval aviator who has operated airports in Indiana and ...


Food card led police to location of couple

By Dennis Webb

A Parachute couple wanted following their infant daughter’s murder gave away their location in Minnesota this week when they used a federal food-assistance card at a gas station. “That kind of tipped us off,” said Parachute ...

Coal ruling throws ‘monkey wrench’ into agency’s plans

By Gary Harmon

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling could benefit northwest Colorado’s beleaguered coal and electricity-generating industries, but environmental organizations said the ruling threatens human health. The high court ruled Monday that the ...


Bicyclist dies in downtown Grand Junction crash

By Paul Shockley

Update, June 30, 11:30 a.m. Michael Snowden, 28, of Medford, Oregon, was the bicyclist killed Monday morning in a crash in downtown Grand Junction, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said today. Snowden died of blunt-force injuries and ...

Groups peck away at ‘weak’ sage-grouse plan

By Gary Harmon

Three environmental organizations filed protests Monday against 14 plans for the management of greater sage-grouse habitat on federal land in the West, calling the plans “weak.” The plans could lead to a listing of the bird as ...

County letters support enterprise map, pan grouse listing

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners on Monday voted to sign one letter protesting the proposed greater sage-grouse land-use plan, send another letter supporting an expanded enterprise zone map that would cover more potential and existing businesses, and ...


Ecklund Fire burns 400 acres in monument

By Dennis Webb

A wildfire sparked by lightning in Dinosaur National Monument has grown to 400 acres. The National Park Service said in a news release that what’s being called the Ecklund Fire is burning in a remote Colorado portion of the monument in ...

Teen pleads guilty in death of best friend

By Charles Ashby

A 15-year-old Clifton teen pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the shooting death of his best friend, but his sentence won’t be known until next month. That’s because the family of the victim, Brandon Crawford, wanted more ...

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