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Mother worried, reports daughter from GJ missing

By Mike Wiggins

It has been far from a perfect life for Heather Fullerton — a runaway and pregnant at 17, struggles with alcohol and poor parenting that resulted in her two children being removed from her home. But the 28-year-old Grand Junction woman ...

From development of downtown to hospital, vagrants straining city

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson has been a cop in town for 32 years, and he’s always dealt with the homeless in his job. But in recent years their number and visibility have increased, along with ...


Family brave of heart

By Amy Hamilton

Where some might see a string of hardships, Grand Junction’s Courtney and Chris Willingham chose to see blessings. In spite of a tumultuous year of extended Denver hospital stays, a roller coaster of hefty medical diagnoses and a recent ...


Student of the week, Oct. 5, 2015

By Staff

GPA: 4.29 After-school activities: Grand Junction High School Chamber Orchestra, District 51 Honors Orchestra, cello and flute lessons at Colorado Mesa University, speech and debate, Model United Nations, president of Help Light the Night ...


Two friends plan fundraiser to rebuild school in Nepal

By Melinda Mawdsley

A random conversation about beer in 2012 has forever linked Dr. Herb Gearhart to Nepal. The recently retired Grand Junction dentist was en route to Hong Kong when he struck up a conversation with a man seated next to him at a Los Angeles ...


Corny Treads draws diverse crop of cyclists

By Amy Hamilton

The unmistakable clanging of cowbell mixed with laughter from jumpers on the trampolines at Studt’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze on Sunday morning. As families turned over pumpkins in the fields and scampered up the tower of hay bales, ...


Oregon might ship natural gas from Piceance

By Gary Harmon

Western Slope supporters of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Oregon are working on the next step toward construction of the first West Coast natural-gas export terminal after an environmental approval of the project last week. The Federal ...

Student Spotlight, Oct. 5, 2015

By Staff

■ Brandon Motz, a 2004 graduate of Fruita Monument High School, was the psalmist for Pope Francis’ mass at the Basilica/Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul during the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia last month.  Motz ...

Denver cyclist, 67, dies on monument

By Staff

Denver cyclist, 67, dies on monument A 67-year-old Denver man died Saturday on Colorado National Monument from what appeared to be a medical condition after he had stopped at an overlook while cycling, said Arlene Jackson, a public ...

Clean air forum set Monday includes trash-burning issue

By Amy Hamilton

Volunteers with Citizens for Clean Air collected some surprising responses when they posted themselves at a booth at the Mesa County Fair and the Downtown Farmers Market this summer. Using a fake burning barrel of trash, they asked people a ...

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