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New district member sits on Grand Valley Drainage

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Valley Drainage District has taken in nearly $700,000 in stormwater fees that are now the subject of a Mesa County District Court lawsuit. The district will defend its position — that the $3-per-month charge is a fee and not a ...

Details scarce about Clifton shooting

By Gabrielle Porter

More than a week after a shooting in a Clifton apartment complex that left one person hospitalized, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has yet to release any significant details about the incident, including the suspected shooter’s ...


Carjacking suspect was armed felon

By Mike Wiggins

A convicted felon from Grand Junction tried to carjack a woman in the drive-thru of a Clifton fast-food restaurant on Wednesday, then ditched a loaded gun inside a nearby business and attempted to enter a man’s home, according to records ...

Local Briefs, May 6, 2016

By Staff

Veterans reps to be in Meeker     Representatives from Grand Junction’s Vet Center will meet with local veterans and their families at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post,  290 Fourth St. in ...

Death notices, May 6, 2016

By Staff

■ John E. Cadez, 87, Grand Junction, died April 30, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the owner of a wholesale business. Survivors include three sons, Michael and Marc, both of Grand Junction, and Stephen of Montrose; one ...

Blotter: May 6, 2016

By Staff

Woman alleges strangling A Grand Junction man might face second-degree assault charges among others after being accused of squeezing a woman’s throat and pouring beer and cooking oil on her on Wednesday. Benjamin Lee Crist, 29, was ...


Next steps: Western Colorado dancers find professional success on bigger stages

By Melinda Mawdsley

Alex Speedie has a secret. Although he gives off an cosmopolitan air, living in New York City and traveling the world dancing professionally, Speedie is, in his words, “a country bumpkin.” The 2006 graduate of Cedaredge High ...

Fond of Ozark Mountain Daredevils

By Rock Cesario

“With a sky blue/ and a cold ground/ and a windmill stalled in mid-air/ we head across Kansas/ on our way home/ Colorado, thank you, goodbye.” — Ozark Mountain Daredevils, “Kansas You Fooler,” from the 1974 LP ...

Lines West, May 6

By Staff

Stacking the Deck No matter what, poetry’s a hard sell, it causes ennui, you can count on it, cures insomnia, acute or chronic, if ever you read it you don’t dare tell. Skin the haiku, strangle the villanelle, sack ...

Colorado lawmakers finally confront state’s housing crunch

By The AP

DENVER— Proposals to tackle Colorado’s skyrocketing housing costs have finally been proposed in the state Legislature. But lawmakers don’t have much time to settle on complicated measures to expand affordable ...

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