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Marketing to the masses

By Katie Langford

Theresa High has spent decades talking about her orchards and vineyards in Palisade, but on Thursday she was doing so for millions of people around the world who want to visit the United States. High, co-owner and manager at High Country ...


Brandon Lovett, 19, dies after car-surfing

By Erin McIntyre

Brandon Lovett was the kind of guy who lived life to the fullest and was known for doing some pretty crazy stunts. The 19-year-old man was a risk-taker who always bounced back, even after trips to the emergency room for injuries from jumping ...

Careless driver 
in fatal incident 
gets ‘diversion’

By Dennis Webb

A teenager who was driving when his friend fell off the hood of a car in Rifle and suffered fatal injuries will participate in a diversion program that will allow the charge against him to be dropped, despite a judge’s reservations about ...

‘Sovereign citizen’ links being explored in fraud indictment

By Gabrielle Porter

One of four men indicted by a Grand Junction grand jury earlier this month has pleaded not guilty to 17 counts of filing false claims, bank fraud and writing false checks, and is scheduled to be tried by a federal jury in November. Peter ...

Health costs are cause for dismay

By Amy Hamilton

Runaway health care costs are crippling consumers and may make the cost of providing care even higher in the future if patients choose not to carry coverage at all. That theory from Rachel Richards, a Pitkin County commissioner, was one of ...

Lottery shares record amount 
with counties, towns and cities

By Charles Ashby

Remember buying that Powerball ticket a few months back? Remember how disappointed you were after checking the numbers and realizing it wasn’t a winning ticket? Well, guess what? It actually was, in a way. Because of the unusually ...

Land conservation groups 
awarded $20 million-plus

By Staff

The Mesa Land Trust was one of several groups to benefit from new grants awarded by the Great Outdoors Colorado board this week. The trust, along with 18 others, will share in about $20.7 million in grants for land conservation and school ...

2 companies approved for Jump-Start program

By Gary Harmon

Two Grand Junction companies — one already working to map South America and the other moving ahead with plans to develop oil shale without leaving footprints — won approval for the Colorado Rural Jump-Start program Thursday. The ...


The day the music died?

By Erin McIntyre

Fans of the Grand Junction Centennial Band were disappointed to discover it wouldn’t be hosting free concerts in Grand Junction city parks this summer, news that was not music to their ears. The 75-person band, which is well-known for ...


Man found guilty in machete slaying

By Dennis Webb

A jury has found a Carbondale man guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation in last year’s attack with a machete on his common-law wife, which he confessed to while being treated at St. Mary’s Hospital. Arturo ...

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