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Uncompahgre fires burn undergrowth

By Melinda Mawdsley

No structures or private land was threatened as two small lightning-caused wildfires continue to burn on the Uncompahgre Plateau. The Bench Fire, first reported Saturday, had burned 34 acres and was burning southward Tuesday in manzanita and ...


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Man gets 14-to-life in killing, child sex assault

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man who was free on bond for sexually assaulting a child when he killed a man in a chokehold will spend at least 14 years in prison. Christipher Baker, 27, was sentenced Monday by District Judge Thomas Deister to serve 14 ...


New signs to be installed in Glenwood Canyon

By Staff

New and improved overhead signs are scheduled to be installed in Glenwood Canyon this week.  The first sign will be hung over the Hanging Lake Tunnel portal and will be installed on Wednesday and Thursday.  The next three signs are ...


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Monsoon to make for soggy August

By Mike Wiggins

Hope you didn’t put that jacket and umbrella too far back into the closet. And keep your rain boots handy, too. Western Colorado is in for another round of moisture-laden thunderstorms over the next couple of days, and forecasters are ...


Subdudes cancel; Murphey steps in

By Melinda Mawdsley

Multiple Grammy-nominee Michael Martin Murphey has replaced the Subdudes as the main act during this year’s final Colorado Riverfront Concert Series show after the Subdudes canceled because of the unexpected death of one of its ...


Governor eyes Roan lease fight

By Dennis Webb

A legislative solution supported by the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper could resolve concern about the potential local cost of a proposed legal settlement over oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau. The solution would address the ...


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$90 million winner yet to step forward

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Fresh off of a camping trip at Rifle Falls, Andrea and Walt Stoker of Denver wondered what all the fuss was about Monday involving media and Colorado Lottery officials at a Kum & Go in northern Rifle. When they learned ...


City raps airport manager selection

By Staff

Grand Junction city councilors want Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority board members to start over on finding a manager for the beleaguered airport, citing multiple concerns over how the process was conducted. “The process, we ...


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Ranch’s ‘gourmet cowboy’ is new TV star

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Food Network has gone country. Lenny McNab, the cowboy hat and belt buckle-wearing executive chef of the Kessler Canyon hunting ranch near De Beque, was crowned champion of “Food Network Star” during Sunday night’s ...


Feds drop charges in GJ massage parlor raid

By Paul Shockley

Federal prosecutors dropped an indictment against a Mesa County man arrested in June during a series of raids at Grand Junction massage parlors, while an attorney says the FBI’s case collapsed after follow-up investigation. Assistant ...


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