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No open burn alert issued for Monday and Tuesday

By Staff

A No Open Burning Air Watch alert was issued for Mesa County on Monday and Tuesday by the Mesa County Health Department. The National Weather Service predicts wind gusts up to 30 mph today and Tuesday which could blow smoke from agricultural ...


Delaney Clements, 13, dies after battle with cancer

By Erin McIntyre

Delaney Clements, the Grand Junction girl who became famous as a nationally recognized advocate for childhood cancer awareness and research, has died. She was 13 years old. According to reports from Truth 365, an advocacy organization she had ...

El Paso County grass fire burns nearly 100 acres

By The AP

DENVER — Firefighters have extinguished an El Paso County grass fire that burned up to 100 acres near Yoder. The Denver Post reports that the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department had said in a tweet that there would be mandatory ...


Student of the Week, March 21, 2016

By Staff

GPA: 3.83 Favorite book and its author: “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins Favorite TV show: “The Andy Griffith Show” Favorite band or musician: I have too many to count. After-school activities: Family, ...


Legislative cure: Pharmacy choice bill lets buyer decide where to get meds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Many people would prefer to go to a local pharmacy rather than be told where they should get their medications, Palisade pharmacist Beth Benjamin says. Under a bill to be heard in the Colorado Legislature soon, they would be ...


9th DA race reflects history of squabbles over job duties

By Dennis Webb

Three attorneys who all were involved in a successful, decade-old effort to recall the district attorney of the 9th Judicial District now face the prospect of competing with each other for the job. This year’s contest is shaping up as ...

Student Spotlight, March 21, 2916

By Staff

Juniper Ridge applications due March 31 Juniper Ridge Community School, a Waldorf-inspired charter school at 640 24½ Road, is accepting open enrollment applications for kindergarten through ninth grade for the 2016–17 school ...

Blotter, March 21, 2016

By Staff

Two pets die in house fire Grand Junction Fire Department personnel responded to a fire at 2801 Mesa Ave. just before 11 p.m. on March 19. According to the Fire Department, the blaze was extinguished within minutes of the engine’s ...


Carving out his place in history

By Erin McIntyre

A history columnist and longtime newspaperman was honored with the Museum of Western Colorado’s Historian Award, in the organization’s fourth-annual heritage awards earlier this month. The event recognizes volunteers and community ...

Water lease renewed to aid endangered fish in river

By Dennis Webb

A state board has agreed to renew a lease with the Ute Water Conservancy District to boost local flows in the Colorado River later this year to benefit endangered fish. The Colorado Water Conservation Board’s action this week comes ...

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