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Educators sort out thorny issues in new testing

By Katie Langford

Educators from across western Colorado met with state officials in Grand Junction on Wednesday to discuss the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and how it will impact school districts. District 51 parents, teachers ...


Norris re-elected Junction mayor

By Amy Hamilton

The third year’s a charm for Grand Junction’s new mayor. Phyllis Norris, who has served as mayor for the past two years, was elected again Wednesday night by a majority of Grand Junction City Council to act as the board’s ...


Rescuers pull injured hiker from canyon inside monument

By Erin McIntyre

Rescue workers and emergency responders spent most of the day Wednesday extracting an injured hiker from No Thoroughfare Canyon in Colorado National Monument. Just after 10 a.m., officials were dispatched for a rescue in the Devil’s ...

Woman was squatting at GJ home, police say

By Gabrielle Porter

A 47-year-old woman was cited on suspicion of trespassing after Mesa County sheriff’s deputies said they found her apparently living in a makeshift campsite on the patio of the home of a Fruita man who was wintering in Florida. Deputies ...


Regional Center has new leader

By Gary Harmon

The former nursing administrator for Family Health West Nursing Home and a veteran of the health care industry on the Western Slope will guide the Grand Junction Regional Center’s closing. Cheryl M. Dean is to start Monday as the new ...

Man sold phony drugs at nail salon, police say

By Gabrielle Porter

A 37-year-old Grand Junction man accused by police of dealing oxycodone and imitation heroin out of both his school-adjacent home and the nail salon where he works could face felony counts of distribution of imitation controlled substances to ...

House OKs bill to expand civics lessons

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Martin Luther King said it best, Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, told the Colorado House on Wednesday. “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere and conscientious stupidity,” she quoted the 1960s ...

Man accused of carjack attempt, driving stolen car

By Erin McIntyre

A man who was driving a stolen vehicle led police on a chase that spanned from Fruita to Clifton on Wednesday, which included an attempted carjacking. Law enforcement officers arrested Garrett Digiaolonardo, 29, after he allegedly tried to ...

Briefs, May 5, 2016

By Staff

Smoke expected for Grand Mesa burn Motorists on Interstate 70 are likely to see smoke arising from Grand Mesa today as the result of a prescribed burn near Collbran. A smoke column from the 650-acre Battlements prescribed fire is likely to ...


Past and present: Kovac focused on extending season

By Patti Arnold

No doubt, there will come a time next spring when Makayla Kovac tugs on Ben Garcia’s sleeve and begs to go in the game. And no doubt, Garcia would be tempted. Out of habit, he might pencil her in before the Mavs’ first game in ...

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