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Death Notices, August 6, 2017

By Staff

■ Larry R. Carpenter, 83, Grand Junction, died Aug. 4, 2017, at Hope West and Hospice Care Center. Services are pending. He was a teacher. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude “Trudy” Carpenter; one son, Mark of ...


Sexting suspect caught in ironic legal twist

By Gabrielle Porter

A Loma man facing a felony sexual exploitation of a child charge in connection with allegations that he exchanged nude photos with a 15-year-old girl told a Mesa County sheriff’s investigator earlier this year that he struck up the ...


Police suspect man
 of meth distribution

By Amy Hamilton

A Mesa County man was arrested after police found a loaded gun and a substantial amount of methamphetamine in his vehicle alongside items associated with drug distribution, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Samuel Raymond ...

Area production helps state rank 7th in energy

By Dennis Webb

Western Colorado oil and gas and coal operations contributed significantly to Colorado ranking seventh nationally in overall energy production in 2015. The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently said the state accounted for a total ...

You Said It, August 6, 2017

By Staff

Shame on Ed Haynes for drowning a cat. Shame, shame, shame on you. The words I’d love to use toward the 81-year-old man who has no problem drowning neighbors’ cats on Orchard Mesa can’t be put in the newspaper. A life is ...

Blotter, August 6, 2017

By Staff

Man accused of menacing Daniel Ryan Alcantara, 19, was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing after allegedly holding up a knife and yelling about killing people while in an altercation with his parents on Wednesday. Officers with the ...

Grand Junction Rockies box, Aug. 5, 2017

By Staff

Grand Junction 12, Helena 6 Saturday at Suplizio Field Helena Grand Junction ab r h bi ab r h bi Roscetti 3b 5 0 0 0 Mendoza 2b 3 3 2 0 Corey ss 4 1 2 0 Gonzalez cf 5 1 2 3 Lutz cf 3 2 2 3 Vilade dh 4 0 0 0 Harrison ...


Crystal clear

By Joel L. Evans

The Crystal River is not my favorite river. How’s that for an opening line? Not exactly a compelling story, huh? But, does not being great mean one should ignore it? Absolutely not! In order to have favorite rivers that are great, ...


Grand Junction Rockies recap, Aug. 5, 2017

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction 12, Helena 6 Saturday at Suplizio Field Records Grand Junction 20-23, 2-3 second half, Helena 17-25, 2-2. At the plate Back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first inning allowed Grand Junction to take a 3-2 lead and ...

Outside briefs, Aug. 5, 2017

By Staff

Smokey Bear’s birthday is Wednesday Smokey Bear is turning 73 years old and there will be a celebration on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. There will be plenty of kid’s activities, including ...

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