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Mesa County GOP has 7 days to find replacement

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Republican Party is to choose a replacement to be its nominee for Mesa County sheriff early next week, party chairwoman Lois Dunn said Wednesday. The party will be replacing state Sen. Steve King, who won the GOP nomination in ...


Avalon upgrades strike a chord

By Gary Harmon

Remodeling the Avalon Theatre was a sound move, an improvement that will benefit audience and performers, two professional musicians said while touring the project this week, indulging occasionally in musician-speak. “It’s not too ...

Bear put down after raiding trash second time in GJ

By Staff

A black bear previously tagged and relocated was euthanized by wildlife officials Wednesday morning, after the problem bear was located up a tree in a north Grand Junction neighborhood. When officials caught up with the approximately ...

Man gets prison after robbery of elderly woman

By Staff

A Parachute man will spend 14 years in prison after he was the last of four suspects to be sentenced in connection with the robbery of a 75-year-old woman as she emerged from her shower in her Basalt home in 2012. Fifth Judicial District ...

Board approves 
partial payment
 of airport’s debt

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority paid $867,000 to Shaw Construction on Tuesday, mollifying Shaw while vexing airport tenants who opposed any payment. The payment, however, moved the airport no closer to restarting construction on ...

Provision in bill to fund Interior prevents listing of 2 grouse species

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would be unable to list two species of sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act under a version of a bill that would provide for the Interior Department. The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday ...

Democratic fundraising ahead in Colorado races

By Gary Harmon

Democrats lead in fundraising for six of eight federal offices up for election this year in Colorado, with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall the biggest cash magnet. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., meanwhile, enjoys a large funding advantage over his ...


Fletcher qualifies for ballot spot in House District 54

By Charles Ashby

James “JJ” Fletcher has qualified for the Nov. 4 ballot to run as an unaffiliated candidate for House District 54. Fletcher, a Palisade businessman, filed more than enough signatures with state elections officials to have his name ...


Hamblin joins sheriff race

By Charles Ashby

Another unaffiliated candidate has qualified to be on the fall ballot for Mesa County sheriff. Ralph Hamblin, who last week only was 34 signatures shy of reaching the minimum 750 needed to qualify, turned in more than enough to get onto the ...

Judge clears 
from victim 
in slaying case

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge on Tuesday declined to exclude from trial comments a teenage girl made in hospitals after allegedly being shot by her stepfather last summer. Those comments by Leydy Trejo reportedly included her identifying ...

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