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Record, Sept. 6, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Lesley Kainu, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 20. Israel Nava and Randie Haack, Clifton, a son, Aug. 20. Austin Allen and Tessa Ficklin-Arnhold, Grand Junction, a daughter, Aug. 21. Mark and Rhiannon Leyba, ...


Family ‘lost a heritage’ in split second

By Gary Harmon

COLLBRAN — The West Salt Creek drainage was filled with memories for the Hawkins family long before it was swept under by a landslide on May 25. “I’m sure he bugled his first bull elk up here,” Jerald Hawkins said of ...


Police: Officers who killed man 
cleared for duty


By Mike Wiggins

Two Grand Junction police officers who shot and killed a Grand Junction man last week have been approved to return to duty after an internal affairs investigation concluded the officers’ use of force was consistent with departmental ...


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French media sample 
taste of Grand Valley

By Amy Hamilton

A collaborative effort to showcase the Grand Valley to three French journalists who also are avid mountain bikers could reap huge rewards for the area. Paul Aieta, programs director at Grand Junction marketing firm Cobb & Associates, ...


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Home dreams swept away on Grand Mesa

By Gary Harmon

COLLBRAN — In a few years, perhaps, Bonnie Gardner’s Giving Tree will take new life if cuttings she took from the West Salt Creek landslide can take hold somewhere else. Gardner found the tree, or at least the top 30 feet of it, ...


Group focused on responsible drilling names director

By Dennis Webb

A nonprofit organization that seeks to promote responsible oil and gas development in Garfield, Mesa and Rio Blanco counties has named Nita Smith as its new executive director. Smith had been serving for three years as coordinator of the ...


$500,000 in political ads on local TV

By Charles Ashby

Be warned, television viewers. The political campaign ads you’ve seen over the past couple of months are only the beginning. Many more are yet to come. A check of commercial ad buys for local television stations as reported to the ...


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Missing Delta teenager, 2 Olathe boys found safe

By Staff

A 14-year-old Delta girl who was reported missing earlier this week and two teenage boys from Olathe were found safe Thursday afternoon, Delta police said. Police spokeswoman Jamie Head said Abigayle Wietharn, 17-year-old William ...


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Experts evaluate site of fatal landslide on mesa

By Gary Harmon

COLLBRAN — Melting snow in the high country, normally a sign of new hope, will spark curiosity — and no small amount of trepidation — along the north side of Grand Mesa next year. There, above Collbran, 39 million cubic ...


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Blagg’s bail set at $500,000

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Chief District Judge David Bottger on Thursday afternoon set bond at $500,000 in Michael Blagg’s case, which prompted District Attorney Pete Hautzinger to file an emergency request claiming the move violated Colorado’s ...


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