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Gas line broken along Orchard this morning

By Staff

Grand Junction firefighters responded this morning to the area of 4th Street and Orchard Avenue, on report of a break in an Xcel gas line. Firefighters went door to door in the immediate area of the break, advising residents to shelter in ...

Biplane pilot rescued on Cerro Summit

By Gary Harmon

The pilot of a biplane that crashed on Cerro Summit is being treated for injuries at Montrose Memorial Hospital, the County Sheriff’s Office, said. A single-engine biplane crashed this morning near U.S. Highway 50 mile marker 107. The ...


Death probe narrows: GJ woman with violent past named person of interest

By Paul Shockley

UPDATED 9 a.m JUNE 3: Lawrence Marez, 50, of Grand Junction, was the man who was found dead Monday afternoon at 2976 Globe Willow Ave., the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said this morning. Cause of death is being withheld at the request ...

Reflecting on May’s bounty of good food

By Dixie Burmeister

Schools out, JUCO is over, Memorial Day weekend ended too quickly and Monday was June 1. Summer’s here. Unofficially, of course, but there are those of us who say fall begins Sept. 1, winter on Dec. 1 and spring on March. No matter ...

Boulder Council votes to restrict short-term online rentals

By The AP

BOULDER — The Boulder City Council has voted to restrict short-term rentals such as reservations made online though sites like VRBO and Airbnb. The Daily Camera reports the Council voted 7 to 1 around midnight Tuesday to move forward a ...

New law will make Colorado schools liable for violence

By The AP

DENVER — Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence is being signed into law Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Lawsuits would be limited to $350,000 per victim or $900,000 per ...

Colorado lawmakers urge VA to help finish Aurora hospital

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers have asked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to submit a plan for how the agency will pay for a vastly over-budget and long delayed medical center in suburban Denver “as soon as ...

What price security?

By The Daily Sentinel

Depending on where you fall on the privacy vs. security spectrum, this week’s fight on Capitol Hill is either an overdue check on the government’s power to snoop or it seriously imperils the nation’s anti-terrorism ...

Printed Letters: June 3, 2014

By Staff

We face multiple threats from Dept. of Education Another school year has come to an end. The average school calendar includes about 180 days of teacher-student contact. Research suggests that 16-20 days are utilized for state- and federally ...

How about a living wage?

By Claudette Konola

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Los Angeles is America’s second largest city and 40 percent of the city’s workforce currently earns less than $15 an hour. It is ...

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