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Rifle seeks to replicate high marks given to Grand Junction’s school lunch program

By Dennis Webb

IFLE — Jake Hattstaedt approached the rear end of a pickup Friday with his girlfriend’s daughter, Audrey Miner, as volunteers stationed there handed out free sack lunches to waiting youths. Hattstaedt, who suffered a construction ...

Health and Wellness Briefs, March 8, 2016

By Staff

Stepping On program centers on balance   St. Mary’s Life Center will sponsor a seven-week “Stepping On” program beginning March 22 for anyone concerned about falling or poor balance. In the fun and friendly ...

Man accused of trying to strangle his wife

By Mike Wiggins

A Grand Junction man remained in the Mesa County Jail on Monday on allegations he strangled and tried to smother his wife with a pillow, then barricaded himself inside his house. Julio Eduardo Burgos-Castro, 25, could be charged with a felony ...

Democrats try to crack down on tax havens

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado House want to put a stop to some corporations operating in the state without paying state taxes. Supporters of a measure that won preliminary approval in the House on Monday say those corporations are ...

Ex-CSU official to run for Senate as a Republican

By Gary Harmon

The Iran nuclear deal was the thing that made Jack Graham, an entrepreneur, college and NFL quarterback and athletic director, decide to join the crowded field of Republicans seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Graham, a ...

West Slope lawmakers push for more storage of water on East Slope

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Western Slope lawmaker wants to help folks on the eastern side of the state store more water. Doing so not only would help serve the growing water demands of thirsty Front Range cities, but also take pressure off other areas ...


Police vehicle hit in suspected DUI

By Amy Hamilton

An observant motorist and a bevy of persistent law enforcement officers helped get an apparently intoxicated driver off Grand Junction’s roads Monday night. However, getting the unsafe driver to actually stop driving took some time as ...

Mesa County Commission 
to take Plunge

By Gary Harmon

Cash-strapped Mesa County could kick in as much as $100,000 toward development of the Palisade Plunge mountain bike trail, though it won’t do so immediately, county commissioners decided Monday. The money would be treated as an advance ...

Death Notices, March 8, 2016

By Staff

■Oda Marle (Heald) Brownlee, 67, Parachute, died Feb. 29, 2016, in Parachute. Services will take place at a later date. Ms. Brownlee was retired. Survivors include three sons, Clint Brownlee of Grand Junction, John Brownlee of San ...

Blotter, March 8, 2016

By Staff

Man shoots gun for attention A 31-year-old man is facing a felony charge after telling police he twice fired a gun so police officers would arrive at his home faster than if he called emergency dispatch, according to the Grand Junction ...

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