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Snow brings all of winter, including cold

By Amy Hamilton

Frigid nighttime temperatures and lower-than-normal daytime highs are expected to follow snowfall that blanketed the Grand Valley Sunday and Monday. A total of 2.1 inches of snow fell at Grand Junction Regional Airport, but not much more ...


Flu cases continue to jump in county

By Gary Harmon

The number of people hospitalized in Mesa County for treatment of influenza jumped to 47 on Monday and the Mesa County Health Department noted that six long-term care facilities had reported outbreaks of the illness that might not be included ...


Blotter, Dec. 30, 2014

By Staff

Garfield County barn theft Garfield County authorities are seeking a suspect who stole items from a barn this fall or late summer at 1000 County Road 251, according to Crime Stoppers of Garfield County. The agency is offering up to $1,000 ...


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Education series takes on diabetes, once ‘silent killer,’ to save lives, limbs

By Greg Ruland

The kitchen oven at Margaret Evans’ house — normally stacked with cookies, cakes, pies and other assorted holiday baked goods this time of year — was cold much of December. Just thinking about it recently brought Evans to ...


Getting It Right, Dec. 30, 2014

By Staff

A story on Page One Sunday about vaccination rates in local schools should have said School District 51 has 9,874 elementary students overall, including district charter students, and that 670 District 51 elementary students are exempt from ...


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Jensen gets 10 years for sons’ deaths

By Paul Shockley

Heather Jensen has “not always been the brightest crayon in the box” but is a loving person, her mother told a judge in March. Prosecutors argued Jensen, now 26, was a negligent mother whose series of actions Nov. 27, 2012, ...


Dark year for coal in region

By Dennis Webb

It’s been a rough year for Old King Coal in western Colorado, with everything from market forces to regulatory pushes rocking his throne. The biggest setback locally was Bowie Resources’ laying off of 150 miners in October after ...


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Lots to be thankful for in 2014

By Staff

Sure we’re thankful for 2014 — in some cases, thankful it is over. The year gave area sports fans reason to cheer, and sob. Colorado Mesa University continued its growth spurt into a legitimate NCAA Division II contender in ...


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No charges in death of Randy Cook

By Paul Shockley

Six months after the New Year’s Day slaying of Randy Cook, Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said his legal conclusion wasn’t a close call: no charges under Colorado’s “Make My Day” law. “I am ...


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 ...


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