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Suspects flee into Utah after Fruita robbery

By Kelly Slivka

Two people committed a “strong arm robbery” at Fruita’s Co-op Country store on Monday night, physically assaulting two employees at the store and fleeing in a truck with stolen goods, said Sgt. Henry Stoffel, spokesman for ...


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Mother accused of abandoning kids on mesa

By Gabrielle Porter

A homeless woman accused of beating, biting and threatening to kill her 14-year-old son last month before abandoning him and his younger siblings on Grand Mesa without transportation has been arrested. Erin Rae Higgs, 34, was arrested Friday, ...


Group urges local residents to discuss racism

By Charles Ashby

If all lives matter, it stands to reason that hatred against any of those lives shouldn’t be tolerated. That, at least, is the response the Grand Valley should have to last weekend’s white supremacists’ rally in ...


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Schools begin ‘new era of trust and accountability’

By Katie Langford

Nearly 3,000 School District 51 teachers, staff and administrators gathered at Stocker Stadium on Monday morning to hear from new Superintendent Ken Haptonstall and district leaders and mark the start of a new school year. “We’re ...


Detour’s 1st day snarls traffic near Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

A motorist killing time in stalled traffic by bouncing a basketball outside his car summed up the experience for commuters in the Glenwood Springs area Monday on the first day of the shutdown of the Grand Avenue Bridge over the Colorado ...


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Commission honors fallen Navy SEAL

By Gary Harmon

A U.S. Navy SEAL from Grand Junction who died over Memorial Day weekend was “a giant,” even among the ranks of the nation’s elite warriors, one of his colleagues in arms wrote to Remington Peters’ mother. Peters’ ...


Arts give $17M jolt to valley, study says

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s nonprofit arts and culture scene is an economic driver that pumps more than $17 million into the local economy, delivers $1.4 million in government revenue and supports more than 500 jobs, according to a report released ...


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Rampant growth provokes rash of weed complaints

By Amy Hamilton

Anthony “Buddy” Valdez cringes at the sight of weeds along local roadways, in yards and on vacant parcels. The 80-year-old Grand Junction man seems to notice the unwelcome, fast-growing visitors everywhere he travels. “It ...


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Back the Badge group out to win safety votes

By Gary Harmon

The campaign to persuade Mesa County voters to boost sales taxes by an increment of 0.37 percent has begun with a former deputy sheriff as a co-chairman heading the effort. Former Deputy Ben Miller — who left the Mesa County ...


Wheels on the ground

By Katie Langford

More than 350 motorcycles roared through Grand Junction on Sunday night as part of the American Legion Legacy Run. It’s a cross-country trip that raises money for college scholarships for children of veterans who have died or have been ...


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