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New Year’s — A time of discovery, as it often seems to be every year

By Gary McCallister

The new year is a great time for discovery. I mean, just waking up January 1, one discovers a new year and 10 extra pounds. The 10 pounds were there on New Year’s Eve, but most people don’t check for them then. Personally, I have ...


Religion Briefs, Dec. 31, 2016

By Staff

3-day revival planned at Fellowship First Revival 2017 is planned for Jan. 1–3, at Fellowship Church, 765 24 Road. The revival is a three-day commitment for the whole family to put Jesus first this year, featuring intimate worship ...


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No. 2 story of 2016: Jury convicts Jones of murder

By Gabrielle Porter

Almost a decade after 34-year-old Grand Junction woman Paige Birgfeld vanished, the man long suspected in her slaying was convicted of first-degree murder this month by the second Mesa County jury to hear the case against him in back-to-back ...


Blotter, Dec. 31, 2016

By Staff

Arrest in November thefts A Montrose man, accused of being part of a group that fled law enforcement in a vehicle hauling a stolen trailer loaded down with stolen goods, was arrested Thursday and faces several felony charges including ...


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Woman guilty of sex assault on young boy

By Gabrielle Porter

A 35-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to reduced charges after accusations that she sexually assaulted a young boy when he was between the ages of 7 and 9. Ranada Jo Tate-Wood-Balletta audibly cried as she entered guilty pleas to a single ...


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Top 10 sports stories of 2016 — No. 6-10

By Staff

No. 6 — Powderhorn Mountain Resort goes year-round It’s been quite a year for Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Back in December 2015, the resort cut the ribbon on the new Flat Top Flyer, a high-speed quad chair. Then snow pummeled ...


Email Letters: December 30, 2016

By Staff

Marijuana in Grand Junction is not worth the risks it poses Grand Junction will one day be deciding on a marijuana initiative. The prospect of increased revenue will make this issue attractive to citizens since Grand Junction has experienced ...


Raiders-Broncos finale represents a role reversal

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Spoiler is an unfamiliar role for Von Miller and Chris Harris Jr., who get to see what it’s like to play for nothing but pride Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos (8-7) were eliminated ...


Colorado Springs officer cleared in shooting of suspect

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs officer has been found justified in the shooting of a suspect accused of fleeing from police and breaking into a home. The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2iw9MZd ) that the 4th Judicial District ...


Printed Letters: December 30, 2016

By Staff

Action on Bears Ears is unwarranted Outgoing President Obama’s recent land grab in creating Bears Ears National Monument is less about conservation and more about his own narcissism. It is a sad day for people who live in, use and enjoy ...


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