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Event-center supporters raise $48K for their cause

By Amy Hamilton

A campaign to construct and run an event center in Grand Junction, known as measure 2A, has collected nearly $48,000 in contributions. Most of the campaign donations derive from the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit ...


Economy robust, meaning cuts loom

By Charles Ashby

State economists told legislators Friday that upward momentum in Colorado’s economy means it is doing well, but it also means the state’s budget isn’t. That’s because of constraints on how that budget is balanced ...


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Bennet talks politics, health care at town hall meeting in Junction

By Charles Ashby

More than 240 years ago, the nation’s founders weren’t sure if, much less how long, the United States would survive, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet told a crowd in Grand Junction on Friday. Imagine their surprise if they could see that ...


Delta police issue warrant in vehicular homicide case

By Staff

Delta police on Friday issued an arrest warrant charging a Massachusetts man with vehicular homicide for causing a fatal accident along U.S. Highway 50 in February. Police said James H. Catlin, 31, of North Quincy, Massachusetts, was under ...


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For beloved social activist, a life well-lived will end too soon

By Erin McIntyre

Connie Murillo lies in bed, eyes closed, with her signature plastic-framed glasses still perched on her face. Her vibrantly tattooed forearms gently rise and fall with each breath, her hands crossed and resting on her stomach. The ...


No bond for two suspects in GJ slaying

By Gabrielle Porter

A Mesa County judge ordered two murder suspects held without bond Friday following their arrest in connection with a Wednesday night shooting that might have ties to an outlaw motorcycle gang. Richard Alexander Byrd, 48, and Rufus Billups, ...


Record, March 18, 2017

By Staff

BIRTHS Delta County Memorial Hospital Jake and Darrian Richards, Hotchkkiss, a son, March 3. Uhlan and Victoria Eckiss, Austin, a son, March 4. Elliott and Jessica Farnsworth, Somerset, a son March 8. De ‘Onta Pitmann and Megan ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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