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Fruita robot team qualifies for state

By Charles Ashby

A newly formed robotic team from Fruita Middle School called the “Biohazardz” will represent the Grand Junction area in a state contest in the First LEGO League competition in Denver in January. That happened after the team won ...


Rubinstein vows to charge strangulations at felony level

By Paul Shockley

In a significant criminal justice policy shift, Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein says he will aggressively pursue prosecution of strangulation as commonly seen in domestic violence cases. That means expect felony-level charges for ...

Traffic Alert, Nov. 22, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with travel restrictions ■ G Road Improvement Project between 23 Road and 23 1/2 Road: G Road is closed to through traffic. Follow ...

State funding model shortchanges CMU, president says

By Katie Langford

Colorado Mesa University is getting shortchanged with a new funding model created by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, and the school’s Board of Trustees is committed to vocalizing those issues. “It’s frustrating ...


Pair hauling heavy drugs, GJ police say

By Mike Wiggins

Two Michigan residents are facing felony drug charges after police allegedly found more than 2 pounds of cocaine and heroin in their luggage aboard a bus in downtown Grand Junction. Eric Maurice Johnson, 33, of Wyoming, Michigan, and Kerstin ...

United suspends 6 a.m. flight to Denver

By Gary Harmon

Local fliers bound for early- morning meetings in Denver might have to leave the night before as United Airlines has suspended its 6 a.m. flight from Grand Junction. But travelers bound for Salt Lake City on Skywest’s Delta Connection ...


Always room for a few more

By Charles Ashby

Austin and Nicole Duckworth have reason to celebrate today as National Adoption Day and November as National Adoption Month. That’s because the Grand Junction couple saw their long-awaited adoption of two young siblings become official ...


Assault on teen alleged

By Mike Wiggins

A Fruita man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy over a period of years. Kevin Vincent Conerty, 41, was jailed on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, sexual assault on a ...

Similar crime, different time

By Charles Ashby

Two local doctors accused of overprescribing pain-control medications that resulted in death, who have entered into plea agreements with federal prosecutors, shouldn’t be compared with an unrelated doctor who did the same thing but ...

Community fast to rally in support of bike race

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction City Council is getting its answer from the community about whether it should support a stage of the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race in town: Not just yes, but heck yes, proponents of the event said Friday. In less than 48 ...

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