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5 candidates for Fruita city leader will meet public

By Staff

The city of Fruita has narrowed its search for a new city manager to five candidates, and residents are invited to meet and ask questions of the five finalists this week. The candidates will be available for a public session starting at 6:30 ...


Businesses, young summer workers adjust to change

By Greg Ruland

For many Grand Valley teenagers, the ebb and flow of summer season jobs starts in June — about the time school lets out — and ends when the bell sounding first period rings again in August. The annual drop in student employment ...


Petition targets new school calendar

By Emily Shockley

Despite being outside on an oven-hot day, squinting in the sunshine and chatting with friends, something about this summer afternoon felt a little off to 15-year-old Clayton Lowry. Specifically, it was Aug. 5 and he had just finished his ...


Early start for District 51 
hampers students’ fair plans

By Emily Shockley

Despite having one of his steers take the title of reserve champion homegrown at this year’s Mesa County Fair, 16-year-old Dean VanWinkle will be a no-show later this month at the Colorado State Fair. That’s because when it came ...


Gun-packing service draws spotlight, more customers to Rifle restaurant

By Rachel Sauer

Before any of the other staff arrive, before the sun is anything more than a teasing hint at the eastern horizon, before the busyness of daytime drowns out the buzz of the street lamps, the kitchen lights are glowing at the back of Shooters ...


Motorcycle driver dies in crash downtown

By Melinda Mawdsley

A man was killed Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on the curve of a busy Grand Junction street. The man, whose name and age weren’t released, was heading south on First Street with a group of eight to 10 other ...


Weeks targets young readers with new novel ‘The Centerville Code’

By Laurena Mayne Davis

In “The Centerville Code,” Zack Harris is whiling away summer days between sixth grade and seventh with a pack of good friends, a well-developed sense of curiosity, a bicycle and the freedom to explore his Midwestern town between ...

Book notes, Aug. 10, 2014

By Ann Wright

Downtown bookstore hosts book-signing Out West Books will host a book-signing for a memoir about a Colorado woman who rode a donkey across the state. “On My Ass: Riding the Midelife Crisis Trail” is a memoir by Lou Dean about ...

Your Town, Aug. 10, 2014

By Tammy Gemaehlich

If you missed “Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Night” (last Friday), you’re still in luck. SSZOYNPN is celebrated each year on 
Aug. 8 — a result of the overzealous planting of ...


Fruita man heads out on Alaskan highways on Suzuki

By Melinda Mawdsley

Fruita’s Don West called it an adventure, and it’s difficult to imagine a more appropriate word to describe his two-month, solo motorcycle trip from Grand Junction to the Arctic Circle. After leaving Grand Junction earlier this ...

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