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Everyone having an ice time?

By Staff

A rare ice storm brought the Grand Valley to a sliding halt on Monday morning, resulting in drivers stranded on Interstate 70 for hours, car accidents, flight cancellations, delays and closures for schools and businesses. Driving conditions ...


De-icing products no match for slick roads

By Amy Hamilton

Timing mattered for Grand Valley residents who attempted to get around to jobs, schools and appointments Monday morning. Snow-packed roads that residents had been driving on for days since last week’s storm transformed into ice-skating ...

One too many: DUI law results in hard time for chronic offenders

By Gabrielle Porter

AUDIO EXTRA: Click LISTEN to hear audio quotes. Johnathon Miller had four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when he slammed the car he shouldn’t have been driving into an 83-year-old man at Grand Junction Regional Airport ...


New Dimensions to offer 60 classes in its spring term

By Katie Langford

It’s never too late to learn something new. That’s the motto of hundreds of Grand Junction residents, 50 years and older, who have embraced the New Dimensions Lifelong Learning Institute as an important part of their lives. New ...

Food and Farm Forum in Montrose

By Katie Langford

When the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum started, it was a small gathering of local farmers and producers learning how to overcome hurdles and thrive in an evolving food culture. Now, the Fifth Annual Western Colorado Food and Farm ...


Former De Beque mayor found after car slid off road

By Katie Langford

A De Beque man missing for nearly 24 hours was found safe and relatively unharmed by a hunting party on Sunday afternoon, according to the De Beque Marshal’s Department. Former De Beque Mayor Don Cramer was found in a remote area ...

Tile-painting project helps skate park in Palisade

By Katie Langford

A group of Palisade High School students are raising funds for the town’s proposed new skate park and trying to beautify their community in the process. Students will lead tile-painting classes in January, February and March in an ...


Colorado coal production drops almost 40 percent in 2016

By Dennis Webb

Colorado coal production last year plummeted by nearly 40 percent, a low not experienced since the late 1970s, according to one measure of the industry’s activity. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that the ...


State lawmakers ready to go back to work

By Charles Ashby

It’s often said that there are no new ideas in the Colorado Legislature, but occasionally there are some old ideas that come from new sources. Such is to be the case with Rep. Dan Thurlow, R-Grand Junction, and Sen. Larry Crowder, ...

Signatures still short of putting pot to vote

By Amy Hamilton

A group working to gain signatures so residents could vote on allowing recreational marijuana in Grand Junction won’t be able to place the measure on the April ballot as they had hoped. Members of Grand Junction Cannabis Access Now ...

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