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Montrose gets funds to replace old school

By Katie Langford

The Montrose County School District is one $12.5 million step closer to replacing a 60-year-old middle school that administrators say poses health and safety risks to students and teachers. The school district applied for a grant through the ...

Man accused of stealing prescriptions

By Mike Wiggins

A former temporary employee for Hilltop who shouldn’t have been working for the organization has been arrested for allegedly stealing prescription drugs from employees nearly a year ago. Philip Dwayne Sampson, 45, was arrested this week ...


River users, beware of hazards

By Melinda Mawdsley

Boaters and rafters drawn to the Colorado River during the long Memorial Day weekend are being warned of dangerous conditions at a popular location in the water. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, large cottonwood trees have ...

It’s not just you: It really does take longer to get through the workday

By Gary McCallister

I figure the state of Colorado owes me overtime. I retired from Colorado Mesa University in 2014. In May of 2012, the whole planet wobbled on its axis and slowed in its rotation. You probably just thought it was a 4 o’clock Friday ...

Religion Briefs, May 28, 2016

By Staff

Cowboy Up for Christ slated at Ridgway Praise Him Ministries will present Cowboy Up for Christ on Saturday at Ridgway Town Park. The event will feature a free concert with The Ball Brothers and Point of Grace, and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 ...

Woman found dead in home after fire in Olathe

By Gabrielle Porter

An Olathe woman was found dead inside a burning home in the rural town just after midnight Friday, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office said. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause and manner of death of 67-year-old Linda ...

Briefs, May 28, 2016

By Staff

Independence Pass open for season Colorado Highway 82 over Independence Pass has opened for the season.  Motorists are reminded that inclement weather can still disrupt traffic on mountain passes, even throughout the summer. Updated ...


Second suspect in Clifton shooting arrested

By Staff

The man suspected of pulling the trigger in Wednesday’s shooting in Clifton was arrested Friday afternoon in a cooperative effort between the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Junction Police Department. Andrew Watson, 29, of ...


Diamond love

By Jon Mitchell

All the feedback Jamie Hamilton received the past three weeks helped mold the way he approached his speech to open the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series banquet Friday night. Hamilton, the longtime JUCO tournament chairman, addressed ...

Sports Briefs, May 27, 2016

By Staff

College Baseball Mesa pitcher McDermott makes another All-American team Colorado Mesa freshman pitcher JR McDermott was selected to the 2016 NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-America team Friday. McDermott was one ...

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