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Emergency fix to new 38 Road is complete

By Mike Wiggins

A contractor has completed emergency repairs to 38 Road between Palisade and East Orchard Mesa, and Mesa County officials are monitoring the road daily to make sure cracks don’t reappear. The county and the general contractor on the 38 ...


Appeals court upholds 84-year sentence

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the 84-year sentence of a man convicted in 1995 on numerous charges, including attempted murder. Charles Lee Elliott, acting as his own attorney, filed an appeal with the court saying that he was given an ...


Woman accused in felony child sex assaults

By Staff

A woman with ties to a number of Western Slope addresses faces scores of felony child sexual assault charges that date to late 2012 and early 2013. An arrest warrant for Ranada Jo Tate-Wood-Balletta, 34, alleges a yearslong pattern of abuse ...

Death notices, Sept. 20, 2015

By Staff

■ Former Grand Junction resident Peggy Jean Couey-Kapaun, 69, died Sept. 13, 2015, in Panama City, Florida. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grand Junction. Ms. Couey-Kapaun was a cashier. She is ...

Blotter, Sept. 20, 2015

By Staff

Thou shalt not steal A Mesa County man was jailed Thursday after allegedly breaking into a church and taking cash and food, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The man, 49-year-old Richard Edward Shoemaker, reportedly ...

Bettis, Rockies hold off Padres 7-4

By The AP

DENVER — The hat that Chad Bettis wore after the game was certainly fitting — a picture of a menacing bear. He was bearing down all night; had to in order to escape all the trouble he was in. Bettis dodged jam after jam over five ...

Colorado floods of 2013 remain a “nightmare” for some

By The AP

DENVER — A large rectangle of dirt is all that is left of Doug Miller’s life from the days before the rains fell two years ago. “That will be home one day again,” the 50-year-old custom home builder said, standing in ...


Fire damages Center for Independence in Carbondale

By Greg Ruland

The back office of the social services provider Center for Independence in Carbondale was the site of a suspicious fire early Wednesday, leading police to surmise that the fire may have been set to distract law enforcement officials from a ...


Mesa County goes after convict’s drug cash

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County aims to keep drug-trafficking profits from a man under suspicion in the death of a Grand Junction woman. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver on Wednesday filed a notice in federal court saying that Mesa County recently ...


Bull moose on loose near 32 Road

By Melinda Mawdsley

Although it’s uncommon for a moose to wander from Grand Mesa down into the valley, it can happen, and on Thursday morning a few residents in rural Grand Junction got a rare glimpse of a young bull moose before the animal was returned to ...

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