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Cyclists to pedal over monument

By Gary Harmon

Ride the Rockies will kick off next week with a Sunday ride along Colorado National Monument’s Rim Rock Drive. The 2,000 Ride the Rockies participants will travel from the Grand Junction entrance westward, to the entrance at ...


Disparate groups back feds’ plan for forests

By Gary Harmon

The first steps to deal with a beetle infestation on Grand Mesa could take place as early as next spring, though Forest Service officials acknowledge there is no reversing the damage. “We’re not going to stop the beetle ...

Death Notices, June 6, 2015

By Staff

■ Glen Farmer, 84, Palisade, died May 17, 2015, in Denver. Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Goodwill Community Room, 630 24 1/2 Road in Grand Junction. He is survived by two sons, David and Gerald, both of Denver; and two ...

Blotter: June 6, 2015

By Staff

Phone threats lead to jail Earl Rogers, 36, was arrested Thursday night by Grand Junction police officers on suspicion of felony menacing, harassment and domestic violence, after he allegedly threatened in a phone conversation to “put ...

Briefs: June 6, 2015

By Staff

Motorcycle ride postponed one week Inclement weather has postponed the sixth annual Tracy Bain Ride for Life motorcycle ride, sponsored by Colorado Steel Cowgirls, to benefit Grand Valley Oncology. The ride, originally scheduled for today, ...

Hay barn burns in Rifle

By Staff

A hay barn burned east of Rifle on Friday when it was inadvertently ignited by nearby burning activity. The fire occurred on Garfield County Road 223 on the west end of Silt Mesa about 
2 p.m. Garfield County sheriff spokesman Walt ...


FBI gets push-back over truck

By Gary Harmon

The owner of a pickup ordered returned by a federal court says the FBI required him to sign an agreement holding the agency harmless in order to get back his property. Once he got the truck back, Travis Vallin found out that his pickup needed ...

Getting up close and personal with fresh garden dirt

By Gary McCallister

Sometimes you can find interesting science right under your own nose.
    No, really. I was working in the garden the other day and my hose attacked me. It nearly won and did get two points for a take-down.     ...

Religion Briefs, June 6, 2015

By Staff

Christian entertainer Owens scheduled The Potter’s Remnant Church will host Christian entertainer Terry Michael Owens at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 3098 Interstate 70 Business Loop. Pastor Owens will also minister at the 10 a.m. ...

Barn accidentally burned near Rifle

By Dennis Webb

A hay barn burned east of Rifle Friday when it was inadvertently ignited by nearby burning activity. The fire occurred on Garfield County Road 223 on the west end of Silt Mesa around 2 p.m. Garfield sheriff spokesman Walt Stowe said people ...

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