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Blotter, March 11, 2017

By Staff

Man arrested at local bank Police arrested a man at a local bank on Feb. 23 on suspicion of a passing fraudulent checks, and discovered numerous warrants for his arrest and a stolen vehicle. David Faught, 31, allegedly gave officers a ...

Sheriff: Immigrants shouldn’t fear deputies

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Valley immigrants living in the country illegally should not be afraid to reach out to law enforcement for help, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Friday. The office said deputies will not “investigate or ...


City Council candidates square off

By Amy Hamilton

Jesse Daniels thinks sales of retail cannabis can bump up revenues for Grand Junction. Grand Junction Mayor Phyllis Norris would rather not see the businesses here because of what she sees as the drug’s negative social ...

Religion Briefs, March 11, 2017

By Staff

Covenant to serve roast beef dinners Covenant Presbyterian Church will have its annual roast beef dinner from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the church, 237 32 Road. Cost is $12.50 for adults, and $6 for ages 6 to 12. The dinner is free for ages ...

Always trying to shed some light on a dark subject

By Gary McCallister

Well, now we’re finally getting somewhere. Science has verified, as much as it ever does, that there is such a thing as “dark energy.” This is important because apparently I have confused “dark energy” with ...

For The Record, March 11, 2017

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Waylon and Heather Cochrane, Clifton, a daughter, March 1. Leroy Carrasco Navarrette and Justine Franco, Grand Junction, a daughter, March 1. James and Sarah O’Hara, Grand Junction, a son, March 2. Rocko ...

Death Notices, March 11, 2017

By Staff

■ Dr. Melvin K. Beach, 99, Olathe, died March 8, 2017, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. Services will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Delta City Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; one son, Dr. Don Beach of Moulton, ...


It’s a great time to get growing season started with hardy vegetables

By Erin McIntyre

The wait is over. Spring is nearly here (officially) and it’s the perfect time to plant hardy vegetables that prefer cooler temperatures. My general rule is that when the tulips emerge, the crocuses bloom, the garlic is a few inches ...

Not all mildew is created equal

By Dennis Hill

My neighbor behind our house has many mature shrubs and bushes which have mildew in the late summer and fall. Now I notice that a few of my shrubs that border her yard are getting a little bit of mildew during the growing season. I don’t ...


Rare corpse flower the reek of the week

By Amy Hamilton

Something rare and stinky is going on at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. For all of about one day, visitors can view — and smell — the Amorphophallus Konjac, a plant known as the corpse flower or devil’s tongue. ...

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