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River team taps liquid asset

By Erin McIntyre

After a few weeks of retirement, Tim Carlson was ready to get back out there again. He wanted to form a company. One that didn’t make him any money. A company that did good for the community, but he wouldn’t see a single cent from ...


Fire season is heating up

By Amy Hamilton

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether to charge a person with arson for an illegal fire that burned out of control near Whitewater on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters with the Lands End Fire Protection District, ...

Bill would bar camps in state for internees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado Legislature want to make sure that the state plays no part in any effort to intern or otherwise target residents based on their religious affiliation or ethnicity. While the measure clearly is aimed at ...


Shooting suspect denies guilt, will go to trial

By Gabrielle Porter

One of the men accused in a shooting attack that left three Molina residents seriously injured during a home invasion last year will take his case to trial. Charles Harvey Faison, 45, on Thursday entered not guilty pleas to 21 counts in ...


Mom accused of giving pot to juveniles

By Duffy Hayes

A 39-year-old Grand Junction woman who appeared in court Thursday is alleged to have provided marijuana to, and consumed marijuana with, her 13-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son. An arrest affidavit for Rebecca Wright includes alleged ...

Western Slope boys hoops state title drought reaches 10 years

By Dale Shrull

No boys basketball state trophy will be coming back to the Western Slope — again. The trophy-less drought is now a decade old. Winning a state title in basketball is a steep challenge, regardless of whether it’s girls or boys. ...

2 arrested 
in slaying 
at Junction 
trailer court

By Gabrielle Porter

Two Grand Junction men have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and felony menacing after a Wednesday night shooting in a mobile home neighborhood left one man dead. Richard Byrd, 48, and Rufus Billups, 41, were each arrested ...

Drilling setback rule may change

By Dennis Webb

A newly introduced bill in the state Legislature would change Colorado’s 1,000-foot minimum setback requirement between schools and oil and gas facilities so that it applies to a school’s property boundary rather than the building ...


Panty thefts result in guilty verdicts

By Gabrielle Porter

A 50-year-old man who broke into four Grand Junction homes in 2015 and stole numerous panties, bras, shoes, cash, family photographs, perfume, prescription drugs, marijuana and other personal items belonging to several women was convicted by a ...

Bills aim for transparency in campaign funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Democrats want to do something about the influence of money in elections. Led by House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, three freshmen Democrats introduced four bills Wednesday designed either to limit money in certain ...

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