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Mesa County’s threat policy cuts out perceived gun ban

By Emily Shockley

A day-old amendment to Mesa County policy clarifies that it’s OK for citizens and employees to openly carry legal weapons on county property or to bring concealed guns if the person has a permit, but anyone acting in a hostile or ...


GOP taps sergeant for sheriff

By Gary Harmon

The sergeant in charge of complex crimes for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office was chosen as the Republican nominee for sheriff on Monday, soon after telling party stalwarts he’d join the sheriffs who sued Gov. John Hickenlooper in ...


Weapon threat alleged in crash

By Mike Wiggins

A convicted felon accused of running a red light in Grand Junction over the weekend and slamming into another vehicle, injuring the elderly driver of that vehicle, pointed a loaded handgun at a witness who was checking to see whether the ...


New amenities designed to enhance university experience for CMU students

By Emily Shockley

More new amenities are coming to Colorado Mesa University, including an outdoor events venue, a Starbucks in the University Center, and the first on-campus restaurant authorized to serve alcohol. The Point, a pub and restaurant opened last ...

Sage grouse comment sought

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is beginning a public comment period as it updates its local resource management plans in an effort to better protect the Gunnison sage-grouse. The agency also has scheduled four public meetings on the ...


 at GarCo

By Staff

Garfield School District Re-2 is getting two new elementary school principals this coming school year. Lisa Pierce will take over in 2014-15 as principal of Elk Creek Elementary in New Castle following two years as principal of Johnson ...

Art solicited for Horizon Drive project

By Staff

The Horizon Drive Business Improvement District is soliciting artwork to be installed in roundabouts scheduled to be built in the next couple years. Construction of a Horizon Drive corridor improvement project is slated to begin in September ...


Superfortress bomber still flies high, landing today in Junction

By Emily Shockley

The last flyable B-29 Superfortress bomber on the planet will be on display in Grand Junction today through Wednesday at West Star Aviation, 796 Heritage Way. The bomber, named FIFI, will land at Grand Junction Regional Airport at noon today. ...


Champions earn big bucks in show ring

By Charles Ashby

One is a fighter and the other is a winner. But Kayden Bradshaw and his 1,210-pound steer, Tap Out, traded their traditional places Saturday when the 12-year-old sold his grand champion market steer for $8,000 at the Mesa County ...


Man Who Quit Money talks about giving freely, with no expectations

By Charles Ashby

Daniel James Shellabarger thinks everyone should do as he has done, live without money. Shellabarger, who now calls himself Suelo after the Spanish word for soil, said money is neither good nor evil, but it is the root of all that’s ...

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