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Family members protest lack of charges in fatal shooting of man

By Gabrielle Porter

The family of slain Grand Junction man Travis Carothers staged a demonstration near the Mesa County Justice Center on Wednesday protesting prosecutors’ recent decision not to charge Carothers’ killer with murder. Carothers, 36, ...

Area fire restrictions to be lifted

By Katie Langford

Recent and forecast rain and cooler weather are bringing an end to fire restrictions effective Friday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Land Management. Local, state and federal agencies also agreed to lift ...


Health care, N. Korea dominate tele-town hall

By Gary Harmon

Questioners peppered U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Wednesday night with complaints about how the Senate has dealt with the Affordable Care Act, some complaining that Republicans are damaging it and others that Congress is not doing enough to ...

Donna Lynne

Lynne would support Jordan Cove if elected

By Gary Harmon

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne would maintain her boss’ support for the Jordan Cove project in Oregon while working to bridge the urban-rural divide, should she be elected to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper. Lynne would ...


Satanist gives invocation notable for lack of hellfire

By Erin McIntyre

The anticipation of the first invocation delivered by a satanist before the Grand Junction City Council lasted much longer than the actual event, which measured about a minute. Although it drew about 50 attendees to the council chambers ...


Prayer circle attends meeting as ‘force for good’ in response

By Amy Hamilton

As a satanist delivered an invocation inside Grand Junction’s City Council chambers, about 25 people outside clasped hands in the grassy median, lowered their heads and said the Lord’s Prayer. Mackenzie Dodge said she had created ...


Does a bear sit in the woods? Not lately

By Kelly Slivka

Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife tranquilized a black bear Wednesday morning found in the National Guard armory off of Riverside Parkway and 29 Road, the latest call during what’s been a busy summer for western Colorado wildlife ...

Blotter, August 3, 2017

By Staff

Authorities seek help identifying vandals The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying whoever was responsible for vandalizing a Clifton Water District water tank facility between May 11 and May ...

City to seek grant for bike trail to Lunch Loops

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction will apply for a state grant to help fund a path along Monument Road, allowing people to bike or walk more safely to the Lunch Loops trail head. The Grand Junction City Council on Wednesday night signaled the go-ahead for city ...

Getting It Right, August 3, 2017

By Staff

A story on page 7A Wednesday should have said that Trish Mahre is chief deputy district attorney for Mesa County.  ...

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