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Guv: Colorado will follow Paris climate goals

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has committed the state to greenhouse gas reductions consistent with the global accord reached in Paris, despite President Trump’s decision to pull the United States from that accord. The Democrat’s ...


Tax plan leaves out rural areas, Justman says

By Gary Harmon

Rural Mesa County could bridle at diverting $500,000 from a sales-tax increase for law enforcement into Grand Junction coffers, Mesa County Commissioner John Justman told his companions on the commission Tuesday. “I don’t know if ...


GOP candidate to run for treasurer

By Charles Ashby

The race to be the Republican Party’s nominee for Colorado treasurer got tighter Tuesday with the entrance of state Rep. Polly Lawrence, R-Parker. Lawrence came to the Western Slope to make that announcement because she’s tired of ...

Trustees approve recreational pot permit in Palisade

By Amy Hamilton

Palisade’s sole medical marijuana store got the OK on Tuesday night to add a recreational marijuana storefront at their location. Palisade town trustees unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Colorado Alternative Healthcare, ...

Firefighters gain on western Colorado blazes

By Dennis Webb

Crews have made considerable headway fighting several western Colorado wildfires. The Peekaboo Fire west of Craig was two-thirds contained by Tuesday morning, according to the interagency InciWeb incident reporting system. The fire has burned ...


A rock from the sky

By Gary Harmon

Part of the remains of a meteorite that was formed with the solar system and then crashed to Earth some 4,500 years ago is now on display at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita. The Campo del Cielo meteorite crashed into an area 620 miles northwest of ...

County seeking grant for sheriff

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County wants the U.S. Department of Justice to kick $875,000 into a program that in less than two months already has shown signs of discouraging crime and heartening frustrated neighbors. The County Commission on Monday voted unanimously ...


Dry spell
 is broken
 by a few

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Valley didn’t break a record when it comes to consecutive days with no trace of rain, but it came close. According to the Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service, the little bit of rain that fell starting early ...

Two killed in Interstate 70 crash near Silt

By Staff

Traffic on westbound Interstate 70 near Silt was rerouted for hours Monday night after a fatal vehicle crash. Two people died at the scene and two others were flown to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious injuries in the single vehicle ...

Suspect’s court outburst earns him higher bail

By Gabrielle Porter

A man accused of threatening to bomb his girlfriend’s Palisade workplace was ordered held on a high cash bond Monday after he shouted a death threat at the victim in front of a Mesa County judge. Travis Theodore Gauthe, 37, was arrested ...

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