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District 55: Acquafresca aims to protect water

By Charles Ashby

Water. While there are many other issues Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca would focus on if he’s elected to represent Grand Junction in Colorado House District 55, this precious source is the main reason he’s running for ...


District 55: Thurlow touts his business background

By Charles Ashby

Business. The Colorado Legislature could use some business sense, and the more people with that experience sent there the better, said longtime Grand Junction resident Daniel Thurlow. That’s why he’s running against Mesa County ...

Grand Valley Transit, CDOT host meeting on regional routes

By Amy Hamilton

Paul Sweeting relies on Grand Valley Transit buses to get around. So he wasn’t about to miss a meeting Wednesday night at the Grand Valley Transit station about the community’s ideas on how to make the state and regional ...

Garfield mulls overweight loads sought by energy industry

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners have agreed to proceed with allowing overweight “divisible” truckloads in the county, a move that could produce savings for the energy and other industries and reduce impacts related to truck traffic ...


2 men rob GJ eatery

By Staff

Grand Junction police are looking for two men who robbed the Old Chicago restaurant, 120 North Ave., on Wednesday morning and locked an employee in the freezer. The robbers, both white, wore black masks and one threatened the employee with a ...

Blotter, May 29, 2014

By Staff

Store nuisance arrested A man who was reported to be hanging around the parking lot of Rite Aid, 1834 N. 12th St., asking people if he could have or buy their prescription medications, is accused of snatching an elderly woman’s purse ...

Death notices, May 29, 2014

By Staff

■ Richard “Dick” Coleman, 79, Molina, died May 23, 2014, at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clover Cemetery in Collbran, with a reception to follow at the Plateau Valley Assembly of God, 57228 Colorado ...


Irrigators reel over loss of manager

By Gary Harmon

Plateau Valley irrigators will get water this year, despite the damage wreaked by a weekend landslide that disfigured the south slope and took three lives, one of them belonging to the man who knew the canal-and-ditch system better than ...


Federal role dominates sheriff’s forum

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County’s future dealings with the federal government was a prominent theme of questioning during a forum on Wednesday night when sheriff’s candidates talked about grant dollars and law enforcement cooperation. Asked whether ...

Road Trip: Plan for June 12–18

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some events coming to Colorado and Utah. ■ The Brothers Comatose — Fellin’ Park, Ouray, June 12. ■ Brit Floyd — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 12. ■ The Faint — Gothic Theatre, ...

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