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Woman suspected of hauling heroin on I-70 near Loma

By Mike Wiggins

An Aurora woman remains in the Mesa County Jail following her arrest after authorities caught her hauling 6 pounds of suspected heroin on Interstate 70 near Loma. Laura Sandoval Llamas, 39, could be charged with a felony count of possession ...


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Activists: Keep methane-flaring rule in place

By Rachel Sauer

Burning or venting the natural gas from oil and gas production is tantamount to burning taxpayer dollars. That was the message from a tax day rally Tuesday to call on Sen. Cory Gardner to defend a Bureau of Land Management rule established ...


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CMU student accused of selling pain pills

By Mike Wiggins

A Colorado Mesa University student has been arrested on felony drug charges after he allegedly tried to sell prescription drugs to a Grand Junction police officer pretending to be a student. Daniel Roman Pultorak, 21, of Dixon, Illinois, was ...


Retired attorney picked for 7th seat on GJ airport board

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Regional Airport board members on Tuesday chose an attorney who said he had no conflicts with airport businesses to take over as the seventh member of the board. Chuck McDaniel, a retired oil and gas attorney, now must be ...


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Police: Home invader ate Oreos,
 snoozed and lurked over children

By Katie Langford

A 33-year-old homeless man broke into a house in southwest Fruita on Monday, fell asleep on the couch, wrote notes for help in the kitchen, ate milk and cookies, and then woke up two sleeping children to ask for help, according to an arrest ...


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Study calls for new fire station

By Amy Hamilton

A recent study shows the most savings and community benefit would be derived from a new fire station for the Grand Junction Fire Department shared with and located at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. City officials have known since 2008 ...


Bill to hike hunting, fishing fees advances in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Nearly every license, fee and penalty charged by Colorado Parks and Wildlife could go up by as much as 50 percent under a bill that won approval in a House committee on Monday. While the bill itself doesn’t increase fees, ...


BLM drops parcels near national park from lease sale

By Dennis Webb

Responding to widespread opposition, the Bureau of Land Management has dropped plans to offer more than 27,000 acres west of Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand County in an oil and gas lease sale in June. The agency said Monday it removed ...


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Bill offers temporary help to get health insurance coverage

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s only a temporary fix, but a bill approved in the Colorado House on Monday may bring some needed help for the state’s poorest residents to get health care coverage over the next year. Under HB1235, which the ...


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Panel reconvenes on Regional Center closure

By Rachel Sauer

The Colorado Department of Human Services is reconvening an advisory group to make suggestions for the future of the Grand Junction Regional Center, heading ever closer to the July 1, 2018, deadline to vacate the Riverside Parkway ...


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