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Rockslide forces closure of train tracks

By Kathleen Goddeyne

The California Zephyr didn’t make its usual stop in Grand Junction on Monday after a rockslide forced the closure of railroad tracks in the high country and a detour through Wyoming. Amtrak’s passenger train, running from Chicago, ...


Trimming the Trimmings

By Greg Ruland

The most wonderful time of the year isn’t for many who find themselves eating, drinking and spending too much, then worrying about it. This powerful combination of stress factors causes anxiety, depression and sickness, but not for ...


Taking the deal: Energy firm trades leases for certainty on Roan Plateau

By Dennis Webb

A landmark deal canceling federal oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau leaves Bill Barrett Corp. with just a sliver of its former holdings there, but it has high hopes about the prospects for the 4,650 acres it still controls. Nearly 500 ...


By Staff

3-D mammography now at Primary Care Partners Grand Junction Diagnostics and Mammography, a division of Primary Care Partners, now offers three-dimensional mammography. The new unit was installed at the end of October. It provides more ...

Death Notices: 11-25-14

By Staff

■ William Carl Emmons, 82, Palisade, died Nov. 23, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Palisade Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Melva Jean; three sons, William C. “Billy” Jr., Diamond Culver and Anthony ...

$2 million bail for Birgfeld suspect Jones

By Mike Wiggins

A Mesa County judge on Monday ordered a Grand Junction man held on a $2 million cash-only bond after prosecutors charged him with kidnapping and killing Paige Birgfeld and setting fire to her vehicle seven years ago. Lester Ralph Jones, 63, ...


Man tells deputies aiming a banana was stunt; he’s jailed, anyway

By Charles Ashby

Two deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fruitvale man Sunday who they initially thought had threatened them with a gun. Call it, instead, a case of drive-by fruiting. The man was pointing a banana at them. The ...


County names manager finalist

By Emily Shockley

Less than eight months after a promotion from Mesa County information technology director to deputy administrator for resource management, Frank Whidden was named Monday the sole finalist for the soon-to-be-open position of Mesa County ...


Martinez continues stellar season

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa had another solid wrestling tournament last weekend. The Mavericks placed eight wrestlers in the Nebraska-Kearney Open, led by James Martinez. The 157-pound senior won his third consecutive open tournament with two pins and two ...

Sean Mulvey out as Fruita football coach

By Staff

Prep Football Sean Mulvey out as Wildcats’ coach Sean Mulvey will not coach the Fruita Monument High School football team next season, the school announced Monday. Fruita Monument Athletic Director Denny Squibb said the school is ...

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