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Avalon reopens after $9.65 million renovation

By Amy Hamilton

After years in the making and back-and-forth negotiations over how to pay for increasing construction costs, the Avalon Theatre threw back the curtain this year, reopening with a slate of stunning improvements. The historic 1923 building at ...


Leadership changes at Sheriff’s Office

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey resigned in 2014 to take over as head of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, a move that marked a significant step for the Western Slope native raised in law enforcement and set off a chain of events that ...

TV programs may go dark with contract conundrums

By Greg Ruland

A contract negotiation among Charter Communications, Collbran Cable and the owner of a local television broadcast station could prevent thousands of western Colorado viewers from watching their favorite TV shows starting midnight ...

Briefs, Dec. 30, 2014

By Staff

Body recovered from monument A man whose body was recovered from Colorado National Monument may have fallen from the Distant View Overlook on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to monument officials. The Mesa County ...

Celebrating two good Joes and lives well-lived

By Jim Spehar

Sad as the news was, it wasn’t much of a shock when, during Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Joe’s, Father Edmundo Valera included Joe Prinster in his prayers for the dead. The genial presence and rumbling voice of the Prinster ...

Local input needed for Regional Center

By Staff

The Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado Legislature will soon consider what to do with a 45-acre unit of state land in Grand Junction. That land, which contains 14 buildings, is known as the Grand Junction Regional Center and has been used ...

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 30, 2014

By Staff

I enjoyed reading the letter about the Christmas tree on Highway 50 in Wednesday’s paper. I’m sure the person who wrote the article must know that this tree is the second tree. The first one died a few years back. There was an ...

Death notices, Dec. 30, 2014

By Staff

■ Donald Anderson, 85, Palisade, died Dec. 25, 2014, at Community Hospital. Services will be private. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Bruce Engel of Clifton and Bryon Anderson of Lakewood; three daughters, Debbie ...

Judge sets bail for Colorado vet accused of cop threats

By The AP

DENVER — A judge says a military veteran arrested for posting online threats against police officers can be released on bond, but he can’t have access to computers. U.S. Magistrate Boyd Boland on Monday set bail at $25,000 for ...

Email letters, December 29, 2014

By Staff

Torture of prisoners at the mercy of our democracy is deplorable I hope you will add my voice to those who deplore torture of prisoners who are at the mercy of our democracy. To hear men say this was useful; to drag the American flag through ...

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