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Flash flood warning in effect until 9 p.m.

By Staff

Portions of Mesa County are under a flash flood warning until 9 p.m., as a thunderstorm producing heavy rain moves through the area. The National Weather Service said radar at 6:36 p.m. indicated up to an inch of rain has already fallen in ...

NEW: Arrest made in Olathe dog shooting

By Staff

The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office late this afternoon announced an arrest in an animal cruelty case in which a dog was shot twice in the head and had its throat cut. Howard Mike Kelly, 55, of Olathe, was arrested on suspicion of ...

First Colorado case of West Nile in county

By Charles Ashby

The first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year has been diagnosed in Mesa County, county health officials reported today. An adult male has been diagnosed with the virus, but no other information was available, such as where he ...

County seeks injunction to block bong-a-thon party

By The AP

CORTEZ — Commissioners in a southwest Colorado county are seeking an injunction to stop a bong-a-thon event that failed to secure a permit but appears to be proceeding anyway. The Cortez Journal reports complaints from more than two ...

Accident closes U.S. Highway 6&50 near 23 Road

By Staff

Two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision this morning on U.S. Highway 6&50 at 23 Road, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The accident, which involved a four-door passenger car and Jeep, happened around ...

McInnis Canyons fire restrictions start

By Gary Harmon

Fire restrictions will begin Friday in portions of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, the Bureau of Land Management said. Beginning Friday, the use of fires along the Colorado River in the area will be unlawful. Fire restrictions ...

Email letters, July 8, 2015

By Staff

Media should be compelled to pursue story of the jet vs. power line in DeBeque Wednesday’s editorial regarding government transparency compels you to pursue the story of the jet vs. power line in DeBeque canyon. Our errant military ...

Woman is accused of cutting neck of man she met online

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — A 20-year-old woman is being held on a half-million-dollar bond after a man told police she cut his neck. The Coloradoan newspaper reports that the unidentified 64-year-old man told officers in Loveland that he had met ...


Oil firm aims for fall startup

By Dennis Webb

A Canadian company hopes to begin producing oil from tar sands in the Bookcliffs of eastern Utah this fall, while conservation groups challenge the project. Calgary-based US Oil Sands Inc. is planning to operate the project on some 32,000 ...


Wine tasting a big part of Mesa County Fair

By Dave Buchanan

Among the baby rabbits, carnie rides and a cherry pie or two, this year’s Mesa County Fair again features a wine tasting. This will be second such tasting, complete with the sniffing, swirling and contented grins amidst the normal ...

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