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Painting on eggshells

By Amy Hamilton

As a former victim’s advocate, Cheryl Chittenden spent 15 years in the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office helping people whose lives were suspended in a fragile balance. So the analogy is not lost on her that she now finds ...


Protesters rally in Palisade for embattled chief of police

By Amy Hamilton

They cited his integrity and his Christian faith. They praised his character and criticized town leaders for his suspension. In all, about 60 people from Palisade and the surrounding area came out Saturday in support of Palisade Police Chief ...


Employers can and do fire people for legal marijuana use, but clear company policies are critical

By Duffy Hayes

Recreational marijuana has essentially been legal in Colorado for more than a year, but the impact legalization has had on employers and their drug-testing policies for employees has not exactly been crystal clear to many managers. As such, ...

Weekly Calendar, April 5, 2015

By Staff

April 5 Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Trailhead Coffee Bar and Cafe, 413 Monument Road, 216-9842. Grand Mesa Jeep Club, social hour and no-host dinner, 6–7 p.m., business meeting 7 p.m ...

Biz Buzz: April 5, 2015

By Staff

Stereotypical country-
clubbers can be so stuffy. But Bookcliff Country Club hopes to shatter the oft-held myth, and show folks just how casual country club life can be. In one of the more unique prize drawings Biz Buzz can remember, ...

Your Town, April 5, 2015

By Tammy Gemaehlich

I wanted to mention a couple of items that failed to make today’s blotter. (And, if this story sounds a little familiar, thanks for being a regular reader. This item first appeared in Your Town on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2012. Because ...


Council hopefuls collect minimal contributions

By Amy Hamilton

Campaign contributions and spending have been meager for the four candidates seeking two spots on the Grand Junction City Council — below the $10,000 mark, according to filings between March 13-29. In the race between Dennis Simpson ...

Death Notices, April 5, 2015

By Staff

■ Vicki Jo Hammond, 57, Clifton, died April 3, 2015, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Palisade Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at the Palisade Municipal Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Robbie Jo; ...

Blotter, April 5, 2015

By Staff

Suspect flees from scene Timothy Stapleton, 27, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of failing to stop at a stop sign, being involved in an accident at 27 1/2 Road and fleeing the scene, according to the Grand Junction Police ...

One dead in motorcycle crash on Highway 65

By Mike Wiggins

One person was killed and others may have been injured in a motorcycle wreck on Colorado Highway 65 this afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol and police scanner reports. The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. at mile marker 58, ...

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