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County leaders rebuff pay hike

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County’s elected officials won’t be giving themselves a pay raise anytime soon, but those in Garfield and Delta counties will. Under a law enacted by the Colorado Legislature during this year’s session, all county ...


Students, CMU grapple with 
remembering suicide victims

By Erin McIntyre

SUICIDE AT COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY The campus that continues to grow in population is confronting an increasing number of students with mental health problems. READ MORE: Quandary on Campus — Fourteen Colorado mesa University students ...


600 attend ‘Trumbo’ screening

By Amy Hamilton

Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo never returned to live in Grand Junction as an adult but his courageous spirit was alive and well here, captivating hundreds of locals on Friday night. About 600 moviegoers at the Avalon Theatre were treated to a ...

Filing in Blagg’s case kept secret

By Paul Shockley

Chief Mesa County Judge David Bottger issued a secret order Thursday in response to a secret prosecution filing in the case of accused killer Michael Blagg. The order came as decisions on other publicly known pre-
trial motions are ...

Drainage fees elicit anger, talk of recall

By Gary Harmon

Anger with new drainage fees to be levied next year, and talk of recalling the officials responsible for them, punctuated a Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday. The chamber sponsored the session to discuss the Grand Valley ...


Offering solace to those in crisis

By Katie Langford

There’s a shadow box of colorful notes and ribbons on the wall of Mind Springs Health’s Crisis Services building and, at first glance, it looks like a page from a scrapbook. Up close, the notes are little reminders of love and the ...


GJ to host pro bike race?

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction has bid several times to be a host city for the USA Pro Challenge, a Colorado-based professional bicycling race. But the largest community on the Western Slope was never selected, as race directors chose courses that generally ...

Insurance sky high in resort regions

By Dennis Webb

BASALT — Richard Backe of Glenwood Springs has been paying about $1,100 a month for health insurance from Colorado HealthOP. “It wasn’t cheap, but at least it was bearable,” he said. Backe spoke in the past tense ...


Reclaimed coal mine land proves inviting to grouse, other wildlife

By Dennis Webb

CRAIG — There’s no denying the drastic disturbance caused by surface coal mining, from scraping off the surface, to excavating and blasting to get to layers of coal lying sometimes hundreds of feet below. But when the mining is ...


2 are accused of crime wave across Junction

By Paul Shockley

Authorities say evidence ties two men to at least 10 burglaries involving tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property across Grand Junction and Mesa County, while records suggest possible ties to a rash of burglaries earlier this year in ...

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