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GJ man held in 4-day reign of sexual assault and abuse

By Duffy Hayes

A Grand Junction man out on bond on a number of felony cases was arrested this week on sex assault and other charges, accused of raping a woman multiple times over a four-day period in which he essentially imprisoned the woman with threats and ...


Donald Trump Jr. visits Grand Junction

By William Woody

Donald Trump Jr., visited the Mesa County Fairground in Grand Junction Thursday to garner support for his father, and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.  ...


Las Colonias bids arrive 
over budget

By Mike Wiggins

The bids to build an amphitheater at Las Colonias Park have come in over budget, a potential setback that raised the hackles of some Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority board members on Thursday and nearly prompted the board to yank ...


Keep lands ‘open’ to all

By Charles Ashby

Donald J. Trump Jr., the son of the Republican Party’s nominee for president, got a warm reception from Grand Junction residents on Thursday, but he didn’t draw as many people as organizers expected, and didn’t talk for very ...

University jumps into politics

By Charles Ashby

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, leads her Republican rival, Donald Trump, by 9 percentage points in Colorado, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The poll of 540 registered Colorado voters, the first ever done ...

Airport boss trades in Prius for Dodge

By Gary Harmon

The last of the passenger vehicles purchased by Rex Tippetts during his time as aviation director at Grand Junction Regional Airport is to be traded in. The airport board green-lighted a request by Executive Director Kip Turner to flip a ...


Paonia teacher finalist for award

By Katie Langford

Although second-grade teacher Jodi Simpson is overjoyed to be one of six finalists for the Colorado Teacher of the Year, the best part of the experience isn’t the recognition, she said. It’s rediscovering her passion for ...

arrested in 
sex assault

By Duffy Hayes

A Grand Junction man on parole for a felony child abuse conviction was before a Mesa County Court judge on Tuesday, accused of felony sex assault against a former girlfriend. An arrest affidavit for Jona Wobick, 40, alleges he contacted his ...

City dabbles with pot idea

By Amy Hamilton

What a difference three years makes. Just about three years ago to the day, the Grand Junction City Council determined the city did not need any part of the marijuana industry within its borders. On Wednesday night, though, councilors ...

Political-science major gets crash course

By Gary Harmon

This summer, Cory Massey was running cattle on the Uncompahgre Plateau. In the last few days, he was engaged in trying to round up voters by phone as part of Colorado Mesa University’s first try at statewide political polling. “I ...

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