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Mesa County commissioner: McInnis vs. Williams

By Emily Shockley

The Mesa County Board of Commissioners will get a new member at the start of 2015, when either Republican Scott McInnis or Democrat Mark Williams will take over for term-limited District 2 commissioner Steve Acquafresca. McInnis, an attorney ...

House District 61: Hamner vs. Irvine

By Charles Ashby

There are two major candidates running for House District 61, which includes the eastern half of Delta County, the northern section of Gunnison County and all of Pitkin, Lake and Summit counties. Millie Hamner, who is the Democrat in the race ...


Infant remembered with songs, prayers

By Greg Ruland

If love alone could have saved 11-month-old Angel Place from death, she never would have died, Misty Blackwell told a gathering of mourners at Open Bible Fellowship Church in 
De Beque. Holding fast to a stuffed, white bear and ...

phone app redo 2

Creators of Smart Ballot program want to boost interest in elections

By Emily Shockley

Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Taylor used an app on his smartphone to help him determine how to vote this year. With a long list of on-
ballot and write-in candidates to choose from for Mesa County sheriff, the Grand Junction resident ...

Death Notice, Oct. 27, 2014

By Staff

Ruth B. Hugley, 87, Grand Junction, died Oct. 24, 2014, at Hospice Care Center. No services are planned. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Caster of Grand Junction and Cindi McCoy of Aurora; one brother, Robert Lucas of Littleton; one ...


Student of the Week, Oct. 27, 2014

By Staff

GPA: 3.9 After-school activities: Junior Leadership Corps, cross country, and Fruita Catalyst. Favorite book and its author: “Red Sky at Morning” by Richard Bradford. Favorite TV show: “Hogan’s ...

Blotter: Oct. 27, 2014

By Staff

Weapon, drug charges after cyclist runs red light A 24-year-old Grand Junction man who allegedly rode his bicycle through a red light on Main Street was booked into jail Friday on suspicion of possession of drugs and an illegally concealed ...

Public spat erupts over Palisade’s pot

By Charles Ashby

Secretary of State Scott Gessler zinged Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner on Friday, saying she could have handled the Palisade ballot problem better. In a letter to a Denver attorney hired by the owners of the only medical marijuana dispensary ...

New site strengthens link between nonprofits, volunteers

By Kathleen Goddeyne

United Way of Mesa County and Western Colorado 2-1-1 have teamed up to make volunteer opportunities more easily accessible to the public via a website. The “Get Connected” website,, connects volunteers with ...

Student Spotlight, Oct. 27, 2014

By Staff

Craft fair benefits science department The Central High School Science Department will sponsor a pre-holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the gym and school lobby at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way. More than 40 ...

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