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Grand Junction Rockies recap for Aug. 9, 2016

By Patti Arnold

Monday at Suplizio Field Grand Junction 8, Helena 4 Records Grand Junction 4-5 (20-27), Helena 3-5 (18-28) Keeping it loose Any concerns about the Rockies dragging after playing 16 1/3 innings on Sunday in a split with Missoula were put ...


Man accused of strangling kitten

By Gabrielle Porter

A 19-year-old Grand Junction man accused of strangling his girlfriend’s cat, then attacking the woman, strangling her and stomping on her head Friday morning, could be charged with second-degree assault, cruelty to animals and criminal ...

Initiatives would include independents in primaries

By Charles Ashby

Two proposals that would amplify the importance of the state’s primary elections could make the ballot this fall. One measure would require presidential primaries every four years, while the other would allow unaffiliated voters to cast ...


Man banned from hospital after allegedly threatening staff

By Gabrielle Porter

A Mesa County man has been banned from St. Mary’s Hospital after being accused of trashing a room where emergency room staff barricaded him when he threatened them after demanding medication Sunday morning. William Robert Houk Jr., 31, ...

Proposal would increase taxes on tobacco goods

By Charles Ashby

The backers of a plan to increase Colorado’s tobacco taxes to fund some health care programs submitted more than 165,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to get the measure onto the November ballot. The ...

Drilling, fracking measures energize passionate opposition

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans may get to vote on two ballot measures this fall aimed at oil and gas drilling and the practice of hydraulic fracturing as part of those activities. One measure, known as initiative 75, would give local governments the authority to ...

County updating purchasing methods

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County will still issue checks to vendors, but it’s moving away from them as quickly as possible. County commissioners set a second-reading vote on Aug. 22 on a purchasing-card policy that officials said would give supervisors more ...

Blotter, August 9, 2016

By Staff

Sexual assault alleged A 21-year-old man could be charged with sexual assault after a woman told police that he forcibly had sex with her even though she repeatedly said no, according to an arrest affidavit. Jeffrey Burns was arrested ...

Trump not coming to Junction

By Staff

Donald Trump isn’t coming to Grand Junction — not today, at least. Citing anonymous sources and providing no details, local television stations reported last week that the Republican presidential candidate would be making a ...


R-5 students getting state-of-the-art building

By Gary Harmon

After years almost as an afterthought tucked into an aging building in downtown Grand Junction, R-5 High School embarks Wednesday on a new phase of its existence. The school that started as a way to attract students who didn’t fit into ...

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