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WildEarth: Sage grouse 
not enough

By Gary Harmon

The Gunnison sage-grouse is properly recognized as an endangered species, a coalition of environmental groups say in a federal court filing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which this month listed the grouse as threatened, “erred in ...

Blotter, Nov. 21, 2014

By Staff

Meeker crash victims ID’d The five Meeker residents ranging in ages from 16 to 21 injured in Wednesday afternoon’s rollover crash near Meeker on Colorado Highway 64 have been identified. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Jessica ...


Can-do attitude: Kids shrug off theft

By Kathleen Goddeyne

A group of special-needs students were given an unexpected life lesson when their collection of recycled aluminum cans was stolen earlier this month. The students had been collecting and saving the cans for just over a month in an effort to ...

Attorneys: Resolution near in King fraud case

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys in the felony fraud case against state Sen. Steve King said Thursday they’re close to resolution, signaling progress on a plea agreement. District Judge Valerie Robison said she expects a plea “one way or another” ...


Rockslide interrupts mill-tailings cleanup

By Gary Harmon

Officials are inspecting a significant rockfall off a cliff outside Moab, Utah, that hindered the cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium mill tailings pile. No injuries were reported. Federal and railroad officials are looking at whether the ...

Roan lawsuit settlement expected

By Dennis Webb

State and federal authorities are planning an announcement today regarding the Roan Plateau, amid anticipation that a lawsuit settlement on oil and gas development there is imminent. “I think it’s pretty much a done deal,” ...


Man accused in string of thefts at boat launch

By Staff

A Grand Junction man already facing multiple counts of theft and drug possession is now accused in a string of break-ins at the Whitewater boat launch in July. Samual Mayer, 23, was additionally accused Wednesday of 47 separate counts ...

Local Briefs, No. 21, 2014

By Staff

brary as well as branches in Clifton, De Beque, Fruita, and Palisade. To help someone in need, stop by a participating library location by Dec. 15, and select a tag describing a gift to purchase. On the smaller portion of the tag, provide ...

Death notices, Nov. 21, 2014

By Staff

■ Wynona Jean Hetherington, 86, Grand Junction, died Nov. 18, 2014, at HopeWest Care Center. Services will be at 1 p.m., Dec. 20, at Central Orchard Mesa Community Church in Palisade. Private inurnment will be at Veterans Memorial ...


Gaping public divide over bridge

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For more than 60 years, the Grand Avenue Bridge has served as a vital connection between north and south Glenwood Springs, not to mention the Colorado River and Roaring Fork valleys. But the future of this major ...

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