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Death Notices, June 30, 2015

By Staff

■ Donald Paul Davis, 81, Grand Junction, died June 26, 2015, at his home. Mr. Davis was an accountant. Survivors include his wife, Lorene; one son, John of Fort Collins; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B ...

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Parents of murdered infant arrested in Minnesota

By Dennis Webb

Authorities in Minnesota today arrested the parents wanted by law enforcement following the murder of their 4-week-old daughter in Parachute. Also, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire said the girl died of multiple blunt-force ...

Dinosaur National Monument fire burns 400 acres

By Dennis Webb

A wildfire sparked by lightning in Dinosaur National Monument has grown to 400 acres. The National Park Service said in a news release that what’s being called the Ecklund Fire is burning in a remote Colorado portion of the monument in ...

Theater shooter: ‘I took the blood that wasn’t mine to take’

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes told a psychiatrist months after the shooting that he was in jail because he “took the blood that wasn’t mine to take.” Dr. Rachel Davis testified Monday that ...

Email letters, June 29, 2015

By Staff

Those in Charleston practiced Christian love and forgiveness What does it mean to be a Christian? Let us compare the differences between Charleston, S.C. and Baltimore and Ferguson. In South Carolina they practiced Christian love, ...

UPDATE: Bicyclist dies after crash with truck at 7th & Ute

By Paul Shockley

A man who was struck on his bicycle this morning at a downtown Grand Junction intersection has died, the Grand Junction Police Department said. Around 10:35 a.m., witnesses said a bicyclist was riding north on Seventh Street at a high rate of ...

Student experiments destroyed in failed rocket launch

By The AP

DENVER — Four groups of students from Colorado are among those across the country whose experiments were destroyed on board the failed SpaceX launch on Sunday. KUSA-TV reports three fifth-grade students from Littleton won a national bid ...

3 hikers hospitalized after lightning strike on Bierstadt

By The AP

GEORGETOWN — Authorities say three hikers were hospitalized after lightning struck just below the summit of Mount Bierstadt. The lightning hit around 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the popular 14,000-foot-plus mountain about 40 miles west of ...


Time to upgrade? District 51 seeks funding for new technology

By Emily Shockley

School District 51’s technology department has proposed spending nearly $20 million over the next five years to bring district devices, software and infrastructure up-to-date and take a step closer to implementing personalized ...

Overcrowded Sacred Heart parish breaks ground on new Fruita church

By Paul Shockley

Parishioners of Fruita’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church were never so happy to step around cow patties in an overgrown field, while enduring noon-hour, triple-digit temperatures. It was, after all, history being made Sunday afternoon on a ...

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