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Biggest dam spill in three decades

By Gary Harmon

Water is spilling from all four gates at Morrow Point Dam on the Gunnison River above Montrose — the first time all the gates have been open since 1984. Morrow Point sits upstream from Crystal Dam, which on Thursday was spilling 5,500 ...

Council considers taxing food rather than property

By Greg Ruland

Grand Junction City Council directed staff to prepare a report about how a tax on food sales would impact seniors and the poor should voters decide to tax groceries instead of real property. The directive was issued as staff took council on a ...

Water measure was a divisive issue

By Gary Harmon

Western Slope water agencies applauded and environmental organizations jeered Gov. John Hickenlooper’s veto of a water-related measure aimed at keeping more water in streams and rivers. The idea behind Senate Bill 24 was ...

Colorado West Amateur golf scores, June 6, 2014

By Staff

Colorado West Amateur Friday at Bookcliff Country Club, par 71 First Round, Gross-Net Scores Championship Flight 1. Keith Humerickhouse, 67-69; 2. Kolton Kyne, 70-70; 3. (tie) Trevor Olkowski, 71-70; Chris Aiken, 71-73; 5. (tie) Joey Saad, ...


Demand outpacing supply at food banks

By Amy Hamilton

Boxes of pasta, cans of soup and corn, and cereal line the shelves in The Salvation Army’s storage rooms. While the supplies seem abundant, the agency’s public relations director Claudia Jackson issues a warning. With 25 food ...


Boy who drowned was hero

By Melinda Mawdsley

Grayson Burris died so Caleigh English could live. One of Burris’ family members said Friday that she isn’t surprised by his selfless bravery. “He would save anybody’s life under any circumstance. That was ...

You can grow PeeGee’s here, but they’ll be a little smaller

By Dennis Hill

I would like to know about the success of growing the PeeGee hydrangea in this part of Colorado. I have not seen any in yards in the five-plus years we have lived here. When is the best time to plant them? Do they need full sun or part shade? ...

Blotter: June 7, 2014

By Staff

Juvenile driver suspected A juvenile driver allegedly attempted to elude law enforcement during a traffic stop Thursday in the 600 block of Chipeta Road, according to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office. The driver reportedly was ...

Issues of disproportion mean body parts don’t measure up

By Gary McCallister

I don’t understand why,historically, people used the human body as a standard for measurement. A simple observation of any group of people should have convinced them that there are no standard human proportions. It is fascinating that ...

For The Record, June 7, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Colton N. Mellor and Chelsea Swensen, Grand Junction, a daughter, May 21. Scott and Jody Sorensen, Fruita, a son, May 23. Matt and Sunshine Honeycutt, Palisade, a daughter, May 25. Michael and Earon ...

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