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Valuable lessons: GJ Rockies learn plenty during three-city, 9-game road trip

By Patti Arnold

If you’ve got to make a three-city, nine-game road trip, you might as well get it out of the way right off the bat. The Grand Junction Rockies climbed off the bus at 3 a.m. on Tuesday and after a nap, were back at Suplizio Field about ...


What it takes to stage city’s fireworks show

By Erin McIntyre

It’s 1:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July and eager spectators have already set up camp in Lincoln Park, staking out their spots for the biggest fireworks show of the year. Some of these folks were here before sunrise to gain the perfect ...


Long lost ring finds its way home

By Amy Hamilton

Some sleuthing paid off recently for an Orchard Mesa man. Paul Anthony, a 71-year-old avid metal detector enthusiast, located an intact 1938 class ring in the backyard of a Grand Junction home about six months ago. He made it his goal to get ...

Garfield will await high court ruling on gas tax refunds

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners have denied requests from two natural gas producers that would result in more than $7 million in tax refunds. Commissioners opted instead to see whether the state Supreme Court upholds a lower-court ruling ...

Coroner’s Office earns rare examiner accreditation

By Erin McIntyre

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has received a designation only 79 others have received in the nation and only three others have earned in the state after passing an intensive set of requirements in a quality control program. Receiving ...

Blotter, July 5, 2017

By Staff

Woman ordered to have mental health evaluation A 66-year-old Mesa woman was arrested after allegedly breaking into her neighbors’ bedroom late Saturday night, an arrest warrant affidavit said. Tekla Christine Charbonneau was arrested ...

Orem rallies past GJ

By Patti Arnold

A six-run eighth inning propels Orem past Grand Junction in front of a packed house at Suplizio Field.  ...


Rediscovering a favorite recipe: grilled flank steak

By Dixie Burmeister

Some recipes are tried once or twice and then sit in the computer file or recipe box, often never to be used again. Some are delicious, but still tucked away, until someone reminds you he has been thinking about that meal. This happened when ...


Blaze threatens homes near Long Park

By Erin McIntyre

A juvenile is suspected of using fireworks to start a blaze that threatened a neighborhood bordering Long Family Memorial Park on Tuesday night. The fire, reported at 8:17 p.m., started in the wash on the west side of the park, near 31 Road ...

Feds to handle more drug cases

By Gabrielle Porter

People caught driving along Interstate 70 in Mesa County with large amounts of illegal drugs might be more likely to find themselves in federal court in the future, as the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Junction moves to start adopting ...

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