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Traffic alert, April 13, 2014

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects this week: ■ Colorado Highway 340 river bridge (coming into town from the Redlands): Crews will resume the inspection and repair of a pipeline suspended below the bridge on Tuesday. The bridge will ...


Trend of bringing jobs back to U.S. causes stir at summit

By Greg Ruland

Many of the nearly 200 manufacturers who attended the inaugural Western Colorado Manufacturing Summit last week walked away with plenty to consider, especially those questioning whether overseas production makes financial sense. The trend ...


It’s a dog’s life: They jump,
they wag and turn on a dime

By Amy Hamilton

“Yes, go! Over. Here. Tunnel. Yes!” Debbie Murray of Grand Junction said breathlessly. The exercise is one she and her 5-year-old male Irish Setter, Connor, have gone over hundreds of times. They were both smiling Saturday morning ...


School security officers begin patrols

By Emily Shockley

If you visit East, West, Bookcliff or Orchard Mesa middle schools, Peter Schimek and Trent Oney want to be the first people in the building you see. As the first two members of a likely-to-expand team of District 51 security officers, Oney ...


Felon accused of molesting kids

By Mike Wiggins

A five-time convicted felon from Grand Junction has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted two children at various times over the last 15 years, allegations Mesa County’s top prosecutor called “horrifying.” Trini ...


Cox to share GOP ballot with Tipton in primary

By Charles Ashby

BROOMFIELD — Grand Junction resident David Cox surprised many here Friday when he earned enough delegates at the 3rd Congressional District GOP Assembly to make the primary ballot in June. That showing will force a Republican primary ...


Cuckoo for cuckoo birds? 10 pairs seen in these parts

By Gary Harmon

A migrant bird that winters in South America and summers in the American West is bound for extinction, according to a federal agency, which is seeking comments on a proposed endangered listing for the bird. The Western yellow-billed cuckoo, ...


Some 911 calls ring elsewhere

By Paul Shockley

Can your phone reach 911 in Grand Junction when you need it? The answer to that question — much to the growing concern of police and dispatchers in Grand Junction — isn’t always what you’d assume. Amid growth in ...

Pair accused of pot manufacturing

By Amy Hamilton

A Pear Park woman and her son are headed to trial in a case in which law enforcement believe the pair had so much medical marijuana at their home that they intended to distribute it. Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister bound the case ...

For The Record, April 12, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Jessy Rippee and Ambur Joiner, Grand Junction, a daughter, March 27. Carlos Villalobos and Naytli Martinez, Grand Junction, a daughter, March 28. Jose Manuel and Diana Garcia, Fruita, a daughter, March ...

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