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Colorado State Patrol cadet killed, trooper injured in chase

By The AP

LONGMONT — A Colorado State Patrol cadet has been killed and a trooper critically injured while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont. Spokesman Josh Lewis says the cadet and trooper were trying to put out spikes to stop the ...

Some favorites to consider for areas where it’s hard to grow

By Dennis Hill

I have a strip of dirt about 4-feet wide on the southeast side of my deck. Grass doesn’t do well there (I’ve replanted twice). The strip is shaded most of the day by plums and pecan trees, but gets two to three hours of blistering ...


Arcieri family continues flower tradition on Orchard Mesa farm

By Erin McIntyre

These hands bear the evidence of hard work. These hands are cracked at the fingertips — they are tiny fissures that sting and don’t quite heal in the wet weather, but the work has to be done now and they just keep doing it. These ...

Getting It Right, May 23, 2015

By Staff

Friday’s article, “Teacher pay gets training-minded revamp,” on page 3A should have listed the name of the incoming president of the Mesa Valley Education Association as Heather O’Brien.  ...

For the record, May 23, 2015

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Michael Saavedra and Allyson Chammas, Grand Junction, a daughter, April 29. Matthew and Radine Webster, Silt, a son, May 2. Wyatt Frank and Liana Joleen Sampson, Grand Junction, a daughter, May 5. Keith ...

Proof animals more interested in loving than fighting

By Gary McCallister

It’s nearly June, which leads me to reflect on weddings.
I didn’t choose to reflect on weddings. It was forced on me by the cascade of articles and advertisements about weddings this time of year. I was also thinking about ...

Federal judge seals civil case about airport

By Gary Harmon

A federal judge in Denver has sealed the entirety of a civil case involving the former aviation director at Grand Junction Regional Airport, an action that appears to be unprecedented, a First Amendment attorney from Denver said. U.S. ...

Governor joins in push to save coal mine

By Dennis Webb

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday wrote Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging action to avoid a shutdown of the Colowyo Coal Mine north of Meeker, joining other high-level elected officials in doing so. His action comes a day after the ...


Cellphone ‘selfie’ leads to tentative ID of body, sheriff says

By Paul Shockley

An investigator working the case of a mystery man whose body was recovered May 10 from a Loma canal has made tentative identification, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. A name and date of birth have been established and the ...


Fruita cemetery gets gazebo

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With just seven members remaining and each one north of 70, the Silver Bell Rebekah Lodge No. 115 in Fruita could be gone in two or three years, estimates member Yvonne Peterson. So when the Rebekahs, no longer able to keep up with the ...

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