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In Brief, April 14, 2015

By Staff

Holocaust memorial set for Wednesday Congregation Ohr Shalom on Wednesday is hosting a community service commemorating the Holocaust. The Yom HaShoah observance will be at 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 441 Kennedy Ave., and will be led by Dave ...


Weather warnings issued for western Colorado

By Mike Wiggins

Most of western Colorado, including the Grand Valley, is under a pair of weather warnings today and early Wednesday morning, as a cold front moving into the region is bringing with it high winds and continued dangerous fire conditions. A red ...

Plea deal possible in deaths of two pedestrians

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — A man who faces misdemeanor charges in an accident that killed two Good Samaritan pedestrians on Interstate 70 west of Parachute on Nov. 5 faces a June deadline to accept a plea deal offer or have his case set for ...

Mesa County Fairgrounds allows firearms

By Emily Shockley

A Mesa County Fairgrounds policy has been tweaked to clarify that law-abiding gun owners can carry their firearms at the fairgrounds. The policy requires event-holders and participants to gain permission from the fairgrounds to use any ...

House approves mascot measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Central High School in Grand Junction would be one of the schools that could be required to justify why it uses an image of a Native American and the word “Warriors” as its mascot under a bill that won preliminary ...

Death Notices, April 14, 2015

By Staff

■ Charles A. Baker, 88, Cedaredge, died April 10, 2015, at Horizion Care Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pioneer Town Chapel of the West in Cedaredge. Survivors include his wife, Lois; one daughter, Alice Hartmann of ...


City begins talk of event center

By Staff

Grand Junction city officials are in the beginning stages of proposing to build a $45 million events center next to Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown, a project that would include a minor league hockey franchise. The 4,300-seat, ...

Blotter, April 14, 2015

By Staff

Man’s face hit with hammer A dispute over a barking dog on Friday ended with one neighbor hitting another neighbor several times in the face with a hammer, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. David Owen Lanotti, 68, ...

Train derailment spills dry ammonia in Colorado; no one hurt

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Officials are cleaning up after seven rail cars carrying dry ammonia fertilizer overturned in downtown Colorado Springs. About 70 residents in the city south of Denver were asked to remain indoors following the ...

VA says it refused unacceptable cost cuts on Denver hospital

By The AP

DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Department says it rejected about $355 million in cost savings suggested by the contractor on the over-budget Denver VA hospital because it considered them unacceptable. In a document released by the House ...

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