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Power back for 5,000 after snow downs lines

By Greg Ruland

Power was restored by 10 a.m. Monday to about 5,000 people living in and around Cedaredge, Montrose and Orchard City after heavy, wet snow brought down tree branches and power lines, the Delta-Montrose Electric Association reported. Around 30 ...

County: Budget proposals not ‘sneaky’

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County officials are searching for ways to bridge the $2.9 million gap between planned 2016 spending and anticipated revenues, commissioners said Monday after two residents took them to task over possible budget solutions. The county ...


Elementary students take first at robotics qualifier

By Katie Langford

Students at New Emerson Elementary School are changing what it means to play with LEGOs — from building castles and ships to creating robots that move, pick things up and can be programmed. A team of six students placed first overall ...


Vehicle identification inspection fee OK’d

By Gary Harmon

Services offered by the Mesa County clerk and recorder will have a price tag attached next year. The Mesa County Commission on Monday approved a proposal by Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, who asked that the office be allowed to charge $15 ...


Consensus hard to find on gas rules

By Dennis Webb

Residents from as far away as Battlement Mesa made the trip to Denver to appeal to state oil and gas regulators Monday for help in dealing with oil and gas development near residential areas. “Really what I want to say to you is you ...


Dorm leaders often summoned by students at the first hints of suicide

By Erin McIntyre

SUICIDE AT COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY The campus that continues to grow in population is confronting an increasing number of students with mental health problems. READ MORE: Students, CMU grapple with remembering suicide victims Quandary on ...

Central students seek donations for less fortunate

By Katie Langford

No one should be without presents under the Christmas tree and a warm coat to wear during winter — at least, that’s what Central High School students are telling the hundreds of people who are given free clothes, toys and more for ...

Local support group, organization to host Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Saturday

By Amy Hamilton

If you’ve lost someone to suicide, you’re not alone, and there’s a safe place to talk. Grand Junction’s Heartbeat support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide and the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention ...


Red Kettle campaign underway

By Amy Hamilton

Sweetly sung holiday songs from elementary students at Messiah Lutheran’s Children’s Choir seemed to transport everyone into the mood for a season of good cheer Sunday at Mesa Mall. The annual event is the kickoff for The ...

Traffic Alert, Nov. 16, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction projects with travel restrictions ■ G Road Improvement Project from 23 Road to 
23 1/2 Road: G Road is closed to through traffic — ...

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