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Out of reach

By Jon Mitchell

Aaron King knew how close he was to qualifying for the Class 5A state track and field championships on Friday. The Grand Junction High School junior had a personal-best time of 1 minute, 58.70 seconds in the 800 meters headed into the Tiger ...


Depth charge

By Matt Meyer

They weren’t the guys who won races Friday night, but the swimmers finishing high in the “B” finals — and in the lower spots of “A” finals — on Friday night made all the difference for the District 51 ...

Delphinium enjoy a rich organic soil

By Dennis Hill

I was wondering if you happen to know what might be causing my delphinium to not come back or to be very small and not bloom when it does return? It seemed to do fine when we were in our town home a few years back — the soil was rather ...


Orchard Mesa family finds racist scrawls on garage door

By Gabrielle Porter

An Orchard Mesa couple who found profanities, a racial slur and the phrase “white power” spray-painted on their garage door Thursday morning said they are angry and upset about being targeted. Donna King, a retired schoolteacher, ...


Police: Two men 
rented luxe house 
for marijuana grow

By Duffy Hayes

Two men told police in 2016 they moved to Colorado from Florida solely to set up a residential marijuana grow operation, and one of the men was in court this week, advised on possible charges of unlawful manufacture of marijuana concentrate ...


Board OKs school chief’s contract

By Katie Langford

School District 51 Board of Education members on Friday approved a superintendent employment contract for Ken Haptonstall, a former District 51 teacher and principal and current superintendent of Garfield County School District ...

Second suspect is arrested 
in home invasion robbery

By Gabrielle Porter

The second of two men suspected of holding a woman at gunpoint during an armed home invasion in February was arraigned Friday afternoon in Mesa County Court after being arrested in Utah more than two months ago. Levi William Duncan, 28, has ...


Mom’s the word at home of 10 kids

By Amy Hamilton

Keesha Lane lives by her planner. The 33-year-old Grand Junction mother of 10 children would be lost without it. With all the scheduling and nonstop commitments, Lane is excited to enjoy a Mother’s Day off. The family usually visits ...


Airport leader leaving GJ for ‘attractive offer’

By Gary Harmon

The executive director of Grand Junction Regional Airport is leaving for an “attractive offer” elsewhere, leaving the airport to look for the fourth time in five years for a new chief. Kip Turner will leave at the end of May, just ...

Blotter, May 13, 2017

By Staff

Man held after standoff A Clifton man who was wanted on warrants was taken into custody after a two-hour standoff with local law enforcement, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Pecha, 24, was wanted on a felony ...

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