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Enjoying your own rockets’ red glare

By Gary McCallister

“O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O’er the ramparts we watch’d were ...

Fireworks shoot into Avon crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

By The AP

AVON — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Avon. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into ...

Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

By The AP

DENVER — Gay marriage opponents have filed two proposed Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. The Denver Post reports ( ) that one ...

Pilot in Colorado medical helicopter crash dies, 2 injured

By The AP

FRISCO — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Colorado on Friday has died, but a flight paramedic and flight nurse aboard the crash are being treated at Denver-area hospitals and are expected to survive. The fiery crash ...

Bridge-fee suit to get hearing

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a case that could determine if a 2009 fee approved by the Colorado Legislature violates the state’s Constitution, jeopardizing millions of dollars in transportation funding if that ...

Blotter, July 4, 2015

By Staff

Fire crews scale back Due to minimal activity over the past two days, crews on the Ecklund Fire in Dinosaur National Monument are mopping up and demobilizing after a 526-acre fire that was sparked on June 27 by lightning. One helicopter ...

Plenty of fruit for cherry fest, organizers say

By Charles Ashby

Reports of a poor cherry harvest in the North Fork Valley are a bit exaggerated, the organizer of the 69th Paonia Cherry Days says. While it’s true that some growers had a limited harvest, and are importing cherries as a result, others ...

DDA beginning second search for new director

By Staff

The Downtown Development Authority is still looking for a new director after a first round of interviewing applicants produced no suitable candidate, the authority announced. As a result, the authority is accepting new applications through ...


The home stretch

By Tim Harty

Finally getting to play at home came with mixed results for the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team Friday: a 13-3 win and a 9-4 loss in a Legion A Elite League doubleheader against the Greeley Gojos. First, Gene Taylor’s ...

Bats wake up in victory for GJ Rockies

By Staff

There was no need to attempt a late-inning rally Friday night. After scoring two runs in the ninth inning in each of the previous two games only to lose by one run, Grand Junction got its bats going much earlier in the final game of a ...

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