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Traffic Alert, July 27, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions: ■ 2015 Sewer Line Replacement: Sewer line construction on Bookcliff Drive, between Cedar Avenue and Sixth ...

Status of phone service under review

By Staff

The state’s public utility commission will hold four public comment hearings in August — one in Delta on Aug. 6 — as officials consider other areas of Colorado in which to open competition for providing basic home telephone ...

Motorcyclist who died in crash ID’d

By Staff

Motorcyclist who died in crash ID’d A 60-year-old Grand Junction man was identified on Sunday by the Mesa County Coroner’s Office as the motorcyclist killed in a Saturday afternoon crash. Gary Willis died from the injuries he ...

Gates to stay up, TSA says

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority committee thought it was getting close to an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration that would allow it finally to take down the airport’s perimeter security gates. The ...


McInnis to refocus political committee to advocate for Western Slope issues

By Charles Ashby

As a six-term congressman representing Colorado’s 3rd District, U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis built a campaign account that reached into the millions, spending thousands of dollars for many years not only on his own re-election campaigns, but ...

One dead in fatal collision between motorcycle, truck

By Staff

One person on a motorcycle died when it struck the side of a truck about 3 p.m. Saturday, the Grand Junction Police Department reported. The victim, who was thrown from the vehicle, arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital with critical injuries ...


Muddied masses multiplying

By Greg Ruland

Powderhorn Mountain Resort doubled the turnout from last year’s event as more than 200 runners competed in the annual Powderhorn Mud Run, one of several attractions at The Mud, The Bands and The Beers festival on Saturday. The ...


Local hotel owners take control of their online standing

By Greg Ruland

People visit the online travel planning website TripAdvisor more than 300 million times a month before booking reservations. Bad reviews posted there can harm local businesses, tourism officials said. About 90 percent of global travelers say ...


Grand Mesa’s Moose Day draws big herd

By Greg Ruland

Caravans of naturalists in SUVs moseyed up Colorado Highway 65 on a moose hunt Saturday, the sixth-annual Grand Mesa Moose Day. All eyes were peeled for any one of the 400 massive beasts that roam national forest land on Grand Mesa these ...

Water plan better 
than brinksmanship, representatives say

By Gary Harmon

RIFLE — A West Slope attitude that not one more drop of water should be diverted to the East Slope is an approach that’s likely to fail at the worst of times, several speakers said Saturday at a West Slope water ...

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