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Deputies looking for overdue camper

By Staff

Authorities are looking for a Craig man who is overdue from a weekend camping trip in Mesa County. Scott Burke, 43, was supposed to return Saturday, but no one has seen or heard from him since he left Craig on Friday, according to the Mesa ...


Judge shows compassion to ‘desperate’ suspect

By Gabrielle Porter

A Clifton man accused of attempting to rob an Alpine Bank branch was released on a personal-recognizance bond Monday after a judge said he wanted to show compassion to someone who was “desperate” and down on his luck. John Eric ...

Congressional candidates trade barbs on public lands

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is taking issue with his Democratic rival’s newest television ad. In it, former state Sen. Gail Schwartz says Tipton wants to sell off public lands and make them available to private individuals and ...


Minister Conard Pyle was a local advocate against domestic abuse

By Gary Harmon

A service for Conard Pyle, a longtime minister in the Grand Valley who advocated against domestic violence, will be at 
2 p.m. Oct. 15 at First Congregational Church. Pyle died Wednesday. He was 88. Pyle was a minister at First ...

Forum addresses burning in city

By Gabrielle Porter

Members of a Mesa County citizens’ group heard details of a proposed ban on residential burning in Grand Junction’s city limits for the first time Monday evening, just months after their organization asked city councilors to tackle ...

Death Notices, Sept. 27, 2016

By Staff

■ Nancy Carol Distefano, 81, Palisade, died Sept. 25, 2016, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Clifton Christian Church. Interment will follow at Palisade Municipal ...

Lottery recognizes 4 Grand Valley projects

By Staff

Four Grand Valley community-betterment projects have earned recognition from the Colorado Lottery, which presented Starburst Awards to the city of Grand Junction, the town of Palisade and Mesa County. Proceeds from the lottery fund Great ...


Blotter, Sept. 27, 2016

By Staff

Rifle man suspected of showing gun at party A 29-year-old Rifle man accused of brandishing a rifle affixed with a silencer at party-goers early Sunday morning and possibly firing a shot is being held at the Mesa County Jail in lieu of a ...

Officials: Analyze effects of oil shale

By Dennis Webb

Colorado and federal environmental officials want the Bureau of Land Management to ensure that the ozone and other air quality impacts of a proposed oil shale project just across the border in Utah are adequately considered. The Colorado ...

Air Force colonel who faced rape charge found dead in home

By The AP

DENVER — A high-ranking Air Force Space Command officer who was charged with rape and other crimes was found dead in his Colorado home after civilian police received a report of a suicide, officials said Monday. The body of Col. Eugene ...

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