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Lynx from viral video found dead Sunday

By Dennis Webb

The story of a lynx made famous by a viral video taken at Purgatory Resort has taken a tragic twist after the animal was found dead at the southwestern Colorado ski area Sunday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife veterinarians will be looking into ...

Agencies should take into account existing grouse efforts, county says

By Gary Harmon

Federal plans for the threatened Gunnison sage grouse should take into account efforts already underway to improve habitat, the Mesa County Commission said. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2014 listed the Gunnison sage grouse as ...

Matthew Mitchell

Suspect identified in Palisade murder at large, likely to be armed

By Gabrielle Porter

A 37-year-old man who has been formally named as a suspect in the October shooting death of 51-year-old Palisade resident Paul Davis is at large and “armed and dangerous,” the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said ...


Everyone having an ice time?

By Staff

A rare ice storm brought the Grand Valley to a sliding halt on Monday morning, resulting in drivers stranded on Interstate 70 for hours, car accidents, flight cancellations, delays and closures for schools and businesses. Driving conditions ...


De-icing products no match for slick roads

By Amy Hamilton

Timing mattered for Grand Valley residents who attempted to get around to jobs, schools and appointments Monday morning. Snow-packed roads that residents had been driving on for days since last week’s storm transformed into ice-skating ...

One too many: DUI law results in hard time for chronic offenders

By Gabrielle Porter

AUDIO EXTRA: Click LISTEN to hear audio quotes. Johnathon Miller had four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when he slammed the car he shouldn’t have been driving into an 83-year-old man at Grand Junction Regional Airport ...


New Dimensions to offer 60 classes in its spring term

By Katie Langford

It’s never too late to learn something new. That’s the motto of hundreds of Grand Junction residents, 50 years and older, who have embraced the New Dimensions Lifelong Learning Institute as an important part of their lives. New ...

Food and Farm Forum in Montrose

By Katie Langford

When the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum started, it was a small gathering of local farmers and producers learning how to overcome hurdles and thrive in an evolving food culture. Now, the Fifth Annual Western Colorado Food and Farm ...


Former De Beque mayor found after car slid off road

By Katie Langford

A De Beque man missing for nearly 24 hours was found safe and relatively unharmed by a hunting party on Sunday afternoon, according to the De Beque Marshal’s Department. Former De Beque Mayor Don Cramer was found in a remote area ...

Tile-painting project helps skate park in Palisade

By Katie Langford

A group of Palisade High School students are raising funds for the town’s proposed new skate park and trying to beautify their community in the process. Students will lead tile-painting classes in January, February and March in an ...

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