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Dogs about to have their day

By Duffy Hayes

The Super Bowl of dog shows may be held in New York every February, but the chances are good that some future competitors at the big Westminster Dog Show will be making an appearance at the Mesa County Fairgrounds this weekend. The local ...


GJ airport evacuated after pepper-spray can activated

By Staff

Grand Junction Regional Airport was briefly evacuated Wednesday when an airline employee activated a pepper-spray container in the baggage-handling area of the airport, officials said. No flights were disrupted and no injuries were ...

Consultant: Spend more to make more

By Amy Hamilton

If the Grand Valley truly wants to promote economic development, it should be expected to cough up a fourfold spending increase to see results. That’s the latest report of Audrey Taylor of Chabin Associates, who is conducting an ...

GJ man jailed in case of fatal crash

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction man was jailed Tuesday in connection with the traffic death of a 60-year-old motorcyclist in July. Jessy Wayne McElroy, 26, was arrested by the Grand Junction Street Crimes Unit in relation to the death of Gary Willis of ...

BLM rounds up 167 wild horses from West Douglas herd; two die

By Gary Harmon

A Bureau of Land Management wild horse gather on Wednesday reached its goal of corralling 167 horses from the West Douglas Herd Area. The gather also saw its second animal fatality on Tuesday. The BLM sought to remove the 167 horses because ...

Blotter, Sept. 24, 2015

By Staff

Man struck, killed by train The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office reported that Tuesday night at about 11:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the railroad tracks and 33 Road area in Clifton, on a report of a train hitting a person ...


Man gets life, 40 years, for ‘monstrous’ murder

By Mike Wiggins

All by himself in a neighborhood of strangers, in a city he’d arrived in for the first time just 12 hours earlier, Nick Potts died a horrible death. A night of drinking with his friend, 25-year-old Lee McDonald, and McDonald’s ...

Death Notices, Sept. 24, 2015

By Staff

■ Ellen Jones Law, 69. Grand Junction, died Sept. 21, 2015, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center. No services are planned. Mrs. Law is survived by her husband James; two sons, Joe Cannon of California and Robert Cannon of Evans; three ...

Biz Briefcase: Sept. 24, 2015

By Staff

Pine magnet scavenger hunt starts Friday The annual Pinpoint the Pine contest starts Friday at 3 p.m. and runs through Saturday at 7 p.m. Organizers will hide 100 pine magnets throughout the town of Fruita during the Fruita Fall Festival. ...

Biz Buzz: Sept. 24, 2015

By Staff

Redlands Canyon View Car Wash, 2258 Broadway, is wrapping up a weeks-long soft opening Friday so it can host an official grand opening on Saturday. New owner John Pugliese said he is providing free automatic car washes and at least one door ...

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