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County unbending on drainage fee fight

By Gary Harmon

Settlement is not on the minds of the Mesa County commissioners, they said Tuesday as they considered their position in the lawsuit against the Grand Valley Drainage District. Who should be in charge of drainage, however, was on the minds of ...

Man arrested 
outside bar 
in assault, 
child abuse

By Duffy Hayes

A 24-year-old Grand Junction man was advised of possible charges of attempted kidnapping, assault, eluding and child abuse, following an incident early Monday outside of a North Avenue bar. An arrest affidavit for Michael Patterson states ...

A little or a lot: Kids waiting for any kind of help

By Erin McIntyre

More than 90 kids are on a waiting list to have a well-adjusted adult be a positive influence for three hours a week. A shortage of certified foster families in Mesa County means abused children are being placed in other communities. And ...

BLM lease auctions move online

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday it is moving to take advantage of new authority giving it the flexibility to conduct online oil and gas lease sales, which could boost federal revenues. The agency said it is implementing a new rule ...

Death Notices, Aug. 31, 2016

By Staff

■ Eugenie “Genie” Dorr Brandhorst, 78, Fruita, died July 15, 2016, in Fruita. Services will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah. She worked in food services for School District ...

Death Notices, Aug. 30, 2016

By Staff

■ Matthew Thomas Day, 22, Rifle, died Aug. 27, 2016. He was a plumber in the construction industry. Survivors include his parents, Martin Shawn Day and Anita Lee Fraser-Day, both of Colorado Springs; and one brother, William Shawn Day ...


Guilty verdicts in Church sex assault trial

By Staff

A 54-year-old Grand Junction man accused of sexually assaulting nine girls and women over a span of several years has been found guilty of 20 felony sexual assault counts, including charges of sexual assault on a child and other counts. Larry ...

Threats close USDA offices closed in Fort Collins

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Some U.S. Agriculture Department offices in Fort Collins are among those closed around the country Tuesday because of anonymous threats. A spokeswoman for the General Services Administration, Sally Mayberry, says four ...

Colorado city sends snowplows to clean up heaps of hail

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — A strong summer storm that walloped Colorado Springs forced authorities to rescue people from their stranded cars and move heaps of hail with snowplows. More rain is possible Tuesday after the deluge Monday flooded ...

Blotter, Aug. 31, 2016

By Staff

Man jailed on cash bond A 44-year-old Clifton man was issued a $5,000 cash-only bond in a Mesa County court on Tuesday, in a case that allegedly involves excessive speeding, eluding police, and driving under the influence. Travis Shriver ...

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