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Traffic Alert, April 26, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week. ■ F 1/4 Road Sewer Line Construction Between 24 1/2 Road and 25 Road: F 1/4 Road remains closed. Follow detours. ■ 2015 Sewer Line Replacement – 12th ...


Two views on wilderness character

By Dennis Webb

Beyond disagreeing on how much land should be protected for its wilderness characteristics in the Grand Junction area, the Bureau of Land Management and some conservationists are sharply divided over how much acreage even contains such ...


Man dies in Fruita shooting

By Rachel Sauer

A man died at the hospital Saturday evening after being shot outside a Fruita apartment. According to the Fruita Police Department, the man arrived at 557 W. Pabor Way, No. 4, shortly before 4:45 p.m. Saturday “and there was some kind ...

Former energy workers may be compensated

By Gary Harmon

People who worked at what is now the Grand Junction office of the U.S. Department of Energy between 1975 and 1985 could be eligible for compensation if they suffer from illnesses related to radiation exposure. A person who is still alive and ...

Accidental text messages highlight emergency contact program

By Paul Shockley

Three months after text-to-911 capability was launched locally, far more people are texting 911 by accident than they are because of emergencies, according to Grand Junction data. Not that anybody’s complaining. “Initially, our ...


Book giveaway yields treasures

By Rachel Sauer

Amid tables piled generously with treasure, Deanna Scott found the ultimate treasure: a paperback copy of “The Fire Cat” by Esther Averill. It’s the story of a young cat named Pickles who wants to do big things with his big ...

Next round of school tests to begin

By Emily Shockley

Even fewer District 51 students are expected to participate in the second round of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing than participated in the first round as the number of test refusal forms continues to ...

Supreme Court rejects Blagg juror’s case

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Supreme Court won’t intervene before a hearing next week for an accused juror from Michael Blagg’s 2004 trial. The state’s high court late Friday afternoon released a two-sentence order, denying a request filed ...


Man accused of fleeing cops has history of similar episodes

By Duffy Hayes

A crash Thursday evening at an intersection along Patterson Road was allegedly caused by the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who refused to stop for police — a man who has a record that includes two prior charges of eluding law ...

Heroes lauded at Red Cross awards banquet

By Duffy Hayes

Countless times every day, everyday people are thrust into situations calling for heroic action. Many times, they fall short. But Friday night, the American Red Cross of Western Colorado recognized some of the folks who have shined ...

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