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GOP hopefuls for U.S. Senate scurry to qualify

By Charles Ashby

At least for now, there are five candidates on the ballot for the Colorado Republican Party primary on June 28, but that could change in the next week or so. That’s because two, and possibly three, may be in jeopardy of having any votes ...


Behind the times

By Katie Langford

“Romeo and Juliet” still ends the same way and there are still the same number of electrons in an atom of nitrogen, but the textbooks and resources in School District 51 are long overdue for an update, according to district staff. ...


Man escapes burning building

By Staff

An unidentified man was seriously injured when he escaped a burning house Saturday by shattering and then climbing through the front window, according to witnesses at the scene and officials with the Grand Junction Fire Department. The man ...


Mixed-use project targets millennials

By Greg Ruland

A 14-stage plan to turn prize commercial real estate in the heart of downtown Grand Junction into a multimillion-dollar mixed-use development recently took an important step forward when the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority ...


Judge, jury and furry 
in two upcoming cases

By Gabrielle Porter

Tilly the Labrador retriever, a facility dog who is the latest member of the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office, will soon have her day in court after two district court judges approved of her presence in upcoming court trials. The ...

Mill levy may fund mosquito district

By Gary Harmon

Known more for marijuana and wild horses, De Beque is itching to deal with another issue: mosquitoes. If all goes as planned, mosquito control might rely for a time on some marijuana money. The town has been dealing with mosquitoes for the ...

Traffic alert, May 22, 2016

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions ■ North Avenue Complete Streets Project — 12th Street to 23rd Street. Project will require lane ...


Downtown Music Festival draws diverse, and plentiful, audience

By Greg Ruland

Annie took a load off, but so did hundreds of other music fans who reclined on retaining walls, flopped on folding chairs or just twirled around the Downtown Music Festival’s Main Stage at Fourth and Main streets about 1 p.m. Saturday to ...

Sage grouse proposal tucked into defense bill

By Gary Harmon

A defense bill approved by the U.S. House would raise pay for the military, upgrade equipment, and stop an 11-state plan for recovering the greater sage grouse. The provision would delay until 2025 spending by any federal agencies to make any ...


Advocate by day, artist by night

By Gabrielle Porter

Jeff Schuster paints. He also draws, builds and photographs. The Grand Junction artist — who Saturday night will for the first time host his own art show — doesn’t like to focus too much on any one medium, he ...

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