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New unaffiliated sheriff’s candidate petitions onto ballot

By Paul Shockley

A sixth candidate for the office of Mesa County sheriff is in the mix. James Lange of Grand Junction will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for sheriff. An e-mail dated last Wednesday from Mesa County ...

CMU is 642nd on Forbes list of top colleges

By Emily Shockley

Colorado Mesa University made the Forbes magazine list of America’s Top Colleges for the sixth-consecutive year in 2014, avoiding the cutoff by eight slots with a ranking of 642. Williams College in Massachusetts topped the seventh ...

Wiener dog races set to benefit Roice-Hurst

By Staff

Wieners, take your mark. A day of wiener dog races is in store for the Aug. 27 Grand Junction Rockies game at Suplizio Field. The races are planned between innings for that week’s “Wienerschnitzel Wednesday” game, with ...

Federal agency mulls protection of Western yellow-billed cuckoo

By Gary Harmon

A sizable chunk of Mesa County is at the center of a 4,000-acre area that would be designated critical habitat for the Western yellow-billed cuckoo, which is a candidate to be listed as a threatened species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

Study: Diesel 
used to frack 
in GarCo well

By Dennis Webb

Most Colorado use of diesel and kerosene for hydraulic fracturing as documented in a new study was for one Garfield County well, the study’s data shows. In addition, WPX Energy, the owner of 14 of the 16 wells where the study found such ...

Immigration coalition meets in Junction

By Charles Ashby

The state’s leaders in advancing immigration rights met in Grand Junction over the weekend to talk about what more they can do to help that cause. About 200 people representing 40 member groups of the Colorado Immigrant Rights ...

CMU requests funds to move more classes, remodel more space

By Emily Shockley

Colorado Mesa University is set to grow again with a new batch of state capital fund requests for projects the school would like to complete during or before 2015-16, including expansions for health sciences, kinesiology and theater ...


Peach of a day in a Palisade park

By Charles Ashby

It’s a no-brainer to go to Palisade for peaches, but when you throw in a festival complete with music, food and games, not even Saturday’s 90-plus degree temperatures were enough to deter the throngs of event goers celebrating ...

When it comes to health care, Western Slope residents feel a pain in the wallet

By Greg Ruland

Mesa County residents with private health insurance pay more than double what is expected for some medical treatments and thousands of dollars more than they would if they bought similar services in Denver, according to a new online database ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 17, 2014

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ First Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue: Sewer line construction will resume during normal work hours this week. First Street traffic will be restricted to ...

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