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Armed robber hits Fruita store

By Duffy Hayes

Fruita police don’t know who walked into the Family Dollar store, 1668 U.S. Highway 6&50, after 9 p.m. Thursday, brandished a gun and fled with an unknown amount of cash. “We’re trying to track down any leads we have, ...

Pending county budget may dip into reserves

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission on Monday will consider a 2017 budget that could dig about $2.5 million into cash reserves while boosting spending for law enforcement. The $58 million spending plan will take the county’s fund balance — ...

For The Record, Dec. 3, 2016

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Kevin and Vicky Bray, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 19. Mike and Nicole MacDonald, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 20. MARRIAGES Stevi Lyn McCoy and Ory Shawn Hoke, Nov. 21. Heriberto Lopez Rangel and ...


NASA breaking into snow biz

By Dennis Webb

When western Coloradans think of NASA, they most likely think of things like launching rockets that light up the sky at Cape Canaveral and scratchy audio communications between distant astronauts and the Mission Control Center in ...


Scott to lead energy panel

By Charles Ashby

Republicans who have the majority in the Colorado Senate want to be prepared when the new administration coming into the White House brings a more fossil fuel friendly attitude to the nation. What that attitude will look like is not yet ...

Wingate principal
 leaves her post,
 stays with Dist. 51

By Katie Langford

School District 51 announced the sudden mid-year reassignment of an elementary school principal on Friday. In a letter to parents, Terrie ReQua, executive director of the school leadership support team, said that Wingate Elementary School ...


Psychiatric hospital plans to raise money for new facility

By Amy Hamilton

At any given time, the 32 beds at West Springs Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction, are filled. An additional 10 to 22 people are on wait lists each day. Those people who would be better served at a psychiatric hospital may ...


College athlete 
in attack

By Gabrielle Porter

A Colorado Mesa University football player accused of breaking a 20-year-old victim’s jaw in an alcohol-fueled encounter at the end of October is facing felony charges and potential expulsion. William Stau Milo, a 22-year-old defensive ...

Bill calls for study of outdoor recreation’s economic heft

By Gary Harmon

An up-close study of outdoor recreation that can guide Congress and others in developing policy awaits a presidential signature. The Senate unanimously approved passage of legislation by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Jeanne Shaheen, ...


Cops: Man strangled victim twice

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction man accused of beating and strangling a 23-year-old woman Tuesday, only a week after being released from jail on a similar case involving the same victim, is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond on the new charges. Robert ...

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