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Man dies in Battlement Mesa motorcycle wreck

By Staff

A Wyoming man died Wednesday after the motorcycle he was riding crashed on a roadway in Battlement Mesa. The 43-year-old man from Lyman, Wyoming, was riding a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on West Battlement Mesa Parkway when the ...


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Vets shouldn’t be told ‘no’

By Gary Harmon

If he had the tools at his command when his stepfather was ill that he has now, his stepfather would likely still be alive, said Michael T. Kilmer, the new director of the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His stepfather, a U.S. ...


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Lieutenant governor: Cattlemen should be proud

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s farmers and ranchers may be going through some difficult times at the moment, but they should be proud of how much the agricultural industry means to the state’s economy. That according to Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who came ...


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Man may face handful of felonies

By Gabrielle Porter

A Clifton man accused of stealing money from his ex-girlfriend’s PayPal account, then raping her when she came to reclaim it, was arraigned Monday on multiple potential felony charges. Richard Zachary Lamont, 25, was arrested Friday, ...


Rangely wildfire near 18,000 acres after day of wind

By Amy Hamilton

Wind gusts on Tuesday continued to spread the Dead Dog Fire in northwest Colorado, which as of Tuesday evening was burning on nearly 18,000 acres. More than 200 firefighters fought the fire burning in sagebrush, pinyon juniper and cheatgrass ...


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Dem guv
 hopefuls 
pledge 
fuel goals

By Charles Ashby

President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that he would keep the nation out of the Paris Climate Accord has impacted next year’s race for governor, at least among Democrats. While U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said he would have ...


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High winds lead to chaotic scene

By Amy Hamilton

Strong, gusty winds whipped up a destructive fire in southeast Grand Junction, downed trees and power lines around the Grand Valley, closed the Mesa County Landfill and canceled and delayed flights at Grand Junction Regional Airport during a ...


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New reservoir a hedge against drought, greed

By Charles Ashby

It all began about a decade ago when someone went on local television and said there was a drought. All of a sudden, water users in the Grand Valley turned on their valves and sprinklers to make sure they had their water before none was ...


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Couple accused in theft of $1 million

By Dennis Webb

A Silt-area couple has landed on a hot legal griddle over allegations that they committed thefts valued at more than $1 million while working at a ranch near Glenwood Springs owned by the chairman of the Waffle House Inc. restaurant ...


State investigating source of gas at De Beque home

By Dennis Webb

Natural gas monitors are being made available to residents in De Beque after the discovery at a home of high levels of gas that may have originated from shallow underground geological formations. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation ...


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