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Bills aim for transparency in campaign funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Democrats want to do something about the influence of money in elections. Led by House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, three freshmen Democrats introduced four bills Wednesday designed either to limit money in certain ...


Panel votes to ease PERA income limits

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite opposition from the state’s largest public employees retirement plan, a House committee Wednesday approved a bill designed to help rural parts of the state recruit more teachers. Under current law, restrictions on ...

City limits brightness of signs

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction has determined businesses can display signs regardless of their content, in keeping with citizens’ First Amendment rights to free speech. The city regulates signs based on size, location, the number of signs, height and ...


UPDATE: Victim in trailer park shooting dies

By Rachel Sauer

UPDATE: The Grand Junction Police Department said the man who was shot Wednesday night at the James Park Trailer Court has died. Police said the victim was 38-years-old and his identity will be released by the Mesa County Coroner’s ...

Junction Academic Team pulls off stunner

By Rachel Sauer

The Grand Junction High School Academic Team was looking strong. After the first few rounds of the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament Tuesday in Boulder, the team was ahead by a decent margin. Then, the team from Liberty Common High School ...


A present for the city’s past

By Katie Langford

Stephanie Bailey stood by a brick building in downtown Grand Junction and grinned at a newly installed plaque, which depicts her great-grandfather, Raymond Schiesswohl, posing with a Texaco truck in the 1920s. The building at 560 Colorado ...


All categories 
of crime in GJ 
rising sharply

By Erin McIntyre

Violent crime is on the rise in Grand Junction, according to the police department’s annual report comparing to past years the types of incidents it handled in 2016. Most categories of crimes have seen an increase, including everything ...


County allows Collbran ranch to run events facility

By Mike Wiggins

A Collbran property owner who has been illegally hosting weddings and other commercial events for years received the go-ahead Tuesday to begin holding those kinds of activities legitimately, despite concerns from neighbors and Mesa County ...

oil spill

By Dennis Webb

Cleanup is continuing and Chevron and authorities are looking into the cause of a pipeline leak outside the Rangely area in which more than 4,800 gallons of oil spilled into a dry drainage. The leak was discovered March 5 by Chevron personnel ...


Candidates for Grand Junction City Council, at-large

By Staff

Name: C Lincoln Pierce Age: 71 Years in Grand Junction: 16 1. Do you support creating a community/recreation center in Grand Junction? A community recreation center would serve all segments of our community. The pool at Orchard Mesa ...

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