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Sports Briefs, July 7, 2014

By Staff

Prep Football Salaam to be at Cedaredge combine Rashaan Salaam is headed to Cedaredge. When Cedaredge High School hosts a football combine at 1 p.m. Thursday, the Heisman Trophy winner and former University of Colorado running back will ...

New curator sees greater role for museum in education

By Amy Hamilton

Julia McHugh, the new curator of paleontology for the Museum of Western Colorado, couldn’t stop smiling on a recent afternoon. After being on the job for about two weeks, McHugh had spent a thrilling morning with a group of workers ...

Body in river likely not missing kayaker

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a man whose body was found in the Colorado River east of Rifle on Saturday, and it’s not looking likely at this point that the body is that of a kayaker who went missing near Marble on ...


100-mark a bit tardy this summer

By Mike Wiggins

The first 100-degree day of the year in Grand Junction may have had residents cranking up the air conditioner to close out the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but the mercury in the city hit triple digits later than it normally ...

More rural sway won’t make ballot

By Gary Harmon

A ballot measure aimed at giving rural Colorado more heft in the Colorado Legislature won’t make this year’s ballot, but backers said they will be back in 2016. Initiative 111, which would have given each of Colorado’s 64 ...


4-month-old’s skull fractured; dad arrested

By Mike Wiggins

A Grand Junction man has been arrested on charges he physically abused his 4-month-old son and failed to seek medical treatment for him, leaving the child with a skull fracture and swelling around his brain. Chad Michael Martin, 29, made his ...

Death Notices, July 8, 2014

By Staff

■ Dr. Kappa “Eric” Alpha, 71, Grand Junction, died July 5, 2014, at HopeWest Care Center. Dr. Alpha was a periodontist. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; two sons, Kyle of Grand Junction and Craig of Sacramento, ...

Getting It Right, July 8, 2014

By Staff

A story on page 3A Monday should have said Monticello, Utah is about 160 miles southwest of Grand Junction.  ...

Blotter, July 8, 2014

By Staff

Kayaker belligerent A kayaker was so drunk and belligerent on the Colorado River on Sunday that deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office had to detain the boater on the water. Search and rescue personnel were called on a ...

Fruita hospital plans new location at Choice Hotels site

By Greg Ruland

Another area hospital has entered the fray over health care market share by announcing plans to expand in Fruita and on Orchard Mesa. Family Health West confirmed last week it purchased for an undisclosed amount the former headquarters of ...

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