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Giving Colorado’s Constitution 
the care it deserves

By Jim Spehar

You’ve seen your ballot by now. They arrived last week. Is there a better reason to vote “Yes” on Amendment 71, making it harder to amend Colorado’s constitution? Six proposed constitutional amendments and three more ...

Printed Letters: October 25, 2016

By Staff

Support changes to fire code on open burning The Grand Junction City Council will soon be considering a change in their fire code that would address non-agricultural open burning within city limits. Citizens for Clean Air has asked the ...

Central nets top player, coach on all-Southwestern League softball team

By Jon Mitchell

Student-athletes from District 51 high schools were well represented Monday when the all-Southwestern League softball team was announced. The team with the most all-league selections was Central, the SWL’s three-time defending ...

Mavs need hot streak to reach postseason

By Patti Arnold

In order to finish business, it’s clear what needs to happen for the Colorado Mesa football team. The Mavericks must win their final three games and hope at least three teams stumble down the stretch. Colorado Mesa (6-2) is No. 10 in ...


Pepper-sprayed guard slams shoplifting suspect

By Mike Wiggins

A Clifton woman was arrested after she allegedly pepper-sprayed a home improvement store loss-prevention officer who tried to stop her from shoplifting laundry detergent. Jolene Kay Madriz-Rubio, 28, is facing felony and misdemeanor charges ...


Cash pours into heated race for 3rd Congressional District

By Charles Ashby

Money has been flowing into the race for the 3rd Congressional District. While the incumbent in the race, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has raised more money overall, his Democratic challenger, Gail Schwartz, has fast caught up. In the ...

New contractor plans to keep GVT employees

By Gary Harmon

Bus drivers, mechanics and others will remain working for Grand Valley Transit when the agency switches contractors next year, officials said. The current contract with MV Public Transportation expires at the end of the year and a new ...

Blotter, Oct. 25, 2016

By Staff

Alleged kidnapping probed Police are investigating a report that a man kidnapped a woman, forced her into a residence in the 2900 block of Kia Drive and kept her there throughout the weekend, according to a report. A report summary — ...

Death Notices, Oct. 25, 2016

By Staff

■ Marie Flager, 88, Grand Junction, died Oct. 24, at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation Center. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens Cemetery. She was a health caregiver. Survivors include one ...


County voters turn out early

By Charles Ashby

With Monday marking the first day voters could cast their ballots in person, Democrats around the state have been returning more ballots than Republicans or unaffiliated voters, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Of ...

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