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Carbondale mother charged with trying to kill 2 daughters

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Prosecutors on Wednesday formally charged a Carbondale woman with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after deliberation and two counts of child abuse after she allegedly fed rat poison to her two daughters ...


King quits sheriff race

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Steve King has quit the race for Mesa County sheriff. In a letter to the Mesa County Republican Party on Wednesday, King said he was quitting the race effective immediately. “As a flawed human being, I’ve made my share of ...

Council seeks bike lane for B 1/2 Road overpass

By Greg Ruland

A new, protected bike lane on the B 1/2 Road overpass could be constructed on Orchard Mesa as early as 2016, should the federal grant request unanimously authorized by Grand Junction City Council on Wednesday win approval from state ...

Western Slope native to shoot pilot episode for new reality series

By Greg Ruland

A Western Slope native moved to Hollywood from Denver last spring, taking the entertainment planning business he started to a new level with a chance to produce reality television for the Food Network. “It’s been four months (in ...

Mesa County GOP has 7 days to find replacement

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Republican Party is to choose a replacement to be its nominee for Mesa County sheriff early next week, party chairwoman Lois Dunn said Wednesday. The party will be replacing state Sen. Steve King, who won the GOP nomination in ...


Avalon upgrades strike a chord

By Gary Harmon

Remodeling the Avalon Theatre was a sound move, an improvement that will benefit audience and performers, two professional musicians said while touring the project this week, indulging occasionally in musician-speak. “It’s not too ...

Bear put down after raiding trash second time in GJ

By Staff

A black bear previously tagged and relocated was euthanized by wildlife officials Wednesday morning, after the problem bear was located up a tree in a north Grand Junction neighborhood. When officials caught up with the approximately ...

Man gets prison after robbery of elderly woman

By Staff

A Parachute man will spend 14 years in prison after he was the last of four suspects to be sentenced in connection with the robbery of a 75-year-old woman as she emerged from her shower in her Basalt home in 2012. Fifth Judicial District ...

Board approves 
partial payment
 of airport’s debt

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority paid $867,000 to Shaw Construction on Tuesday, mollifying Shaw while vexing airport tenants who opposed any payment. The payment, however, moved the airport no closer to restarting construction on ...

Provision in bill to fund Interior prevents listing of 2 grouse species

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would be unable to list two species of sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act under a version of a bill that would provide for the Interior Department. The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday ...

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