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Van driver who hit elk killed while in roadway

By Dennis Webb

A 68-year-old Illinois man was struck and killed on westbound Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs on Thursday evening after getting out of his vehicle because it had struck an elk. The Garfield County Coroner’s Office identified the ...


Youngsters learn about agriculture at day camp

By Katie Langford

Six-year-old Cooper Rens carries a pumpkin that’s nearly heavy enough to tip him over, but that doesn’t stop him from taking it all the way to a growing pile of fruits and vegetables that will soon be donated to local food ...


Police: Girl, 8, helped grow pot

By Duffy Hayes

Two Grand Junction residents have been arrested after an 8-year-old girl allegedly spent time with her mother and live-in boyfriend helping to cultivate marijuana as part of a marijuana concentrate production scheme, and also used marijuana ...

Record, Aug. 20, 2016

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Nate and Nora Blevens, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 10. Deven McClure and Ophelia Devaul, Clifton, a daughter, Aug. 10. Flint and Jennifer Yerian, Clifton, a son, Aug. 13. MARRIAGES Alyssa Ann Chisholm and ...


New lieutenant guv tours Grand Valley’s assets

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s new lieutenant governor is just trying to get to know the lay of the land. That’s partly why Donna Lynne — named by Gov. John Hickenlooper back in March to replace former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as his second in ...


Testimony: DNA link 
between Jones, victim 
was never identified

By Katie Langford

Investigators and law enforcement officials never were able to determine the exact cause or location of Paige Birgfeld’s death, according to expert witness testimony on Thursday in the murder trial of Lester Jones. Jones is accused of ...

Anti-fracking group files complaint with state

By Charles Ashby

The group that has submitted petitions to get two oil and gas drilling measures onto the ballot is crying foul, or at least calling a preventative one. The group, Yes for Health and Safety Over Fracking, is upset with a tweet as well as ...

Feds planning more measures to protect bats

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing installing gates and bat-friendly grates at a well-known cave outside Glenwood Springs that has been closed since 2010, in order to protect the flying mammal from the threat of a deadly fungal ...


Missing Tennessee girl found unharmed

By Staff

Acting on information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that a subject wanted by their agency for an abduction in Bradley County, Tennessee, was in the immediate area, local law enforcement was able to locate the suspect vehicle on ...


Suspect in attack, out on bond, accused of causing crash in GJ

By Duffy Hayes

A 25-year-old man out on a personal-recognizance bond in a case involving a brutal assault of an at-risk person is responsible for the Tuesday evening crash that shut down Seventh Street and North Avenue for a time. Caleb Hovland, 25, was ...

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