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Briefs: Dec. 19, 2014

By Staff

City, county offices to close for holidays ■ City of Grand Junction offices will be closed Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day and Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.  There will be no city trash collection these ...

Blotter: Dec. 19, 2014

By Staff

Child abuse alleged Deputies investigated a report Wednesday that a mother blew marijuana smoke into the face of her 9-month-old son, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The reporting party said he saw a 20-year-old woman ...

Collbran school gets grant for big tech upgrade

By Emily Shockley

Taking online classes, creating websites and viewing digital simulations of science experiments on a laptop screen are all activities Collbran students have become accustomed to since Plateau Valley School started buying laptops for every ...


Gardner pays visit to Grand Junction

By Gary Harmon

Congress made it clear that states should take the lead role on protecting the sage grouse in the western United States, Sen.-elect Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said Thursday. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell “would be well advised to work ...

Agriculture a major priority in water talks

By Dennis Webb

Protecting Western Slope agriculture appears to be one area of agreement as the region looks for ways of speaking with one voice on Colorado water issues. That was one takeaway from what was effectively a Western Slope water summit held ...

Death Notices, Dec. 19, 2014

By Staff

■ Donald Earl Bingham, 74, died Dec. 15, 2014. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Survivors include his wife, Bettye of Rifle; two sons, James of Trinidad and Leslie Stroup of ...


‘Pizazz’ for premiere park?

By Amy Hamilton

It’s a bit anticlimactic, the eastern entrance to Colorado National Monument. Sure there’s the guard station and the grand sign, just like the dozens of others that mark monuments and national parks around the country. The little ...


Shooting complex a step closer to reality because of state grant

By Kathleen Goddeyne

A hefty state grant has Palisade town officials poised to purchase land for a sports shooting complex at the former Cameo power plant, with hopes of boosting the local economy. The town was awarded a Colorado Department of Local Affairs ...

Border states sue Colorado over legal pot

By Charles Ashby

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s recreational marijuana law. The two attorneys general, Jon Bruning of Nebraska and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, filed ...

Pull out your cowboy (or cowgirl) hat for Christmas in Collbran

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Celebrate Christmas cowboy-style at the fourth annual Cowboy Christmas Ball and Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, in Collbran. A gift and craft fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Collbran Auditorium at the corner of High and Main ...

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