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Ecklund Fire burns 400 acres in monument

By Dennis Webb

A wildfire sparked by lightning in Dinosaur National Monument has grown to 400 acres. The National Park Service said in a news release that what’s being called the Ecklund Fire is burning in a remote Colorado portion of the monument in ...

Teen pleads guilty in death of best friend

By Charles Ashby

A 15-year-old Clifton teen pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the shooting death of his best friend, but his sentence won’t be known until next month. That’s because the family of the victim, Brandon Crawford, wanted more ...

Public invited to wireless planning meeting today

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County residents are invited to offer their opinions on what wireless communication expansion should look like in the county at a meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St. The city of ...


The game saver

By Patti Arnold

Uh-oh. Grand Junction’s three-run lead nearly disappeared on one swing Monday night by Joshua Banuelos in the top of the ninth inning. Until Sam Hilliard scaled the right-field wall, that is. “Thank goodness for an athletic, ...


Special Olympics honored before GJ Rockies game

By Matt Meyer

When Tori Smith one-hopped a near-perfect pitch to Grand Junction Rockies first baseman Roberto Ramos on Monday night, it was the result of multiple organizations working to honor Special Olympics athletes. Smith, a 15-year-old Special ...


Blotter, June 30, 2015

By Staff

Suspect in robbery sought The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office wants to identify a man suspected of robbing a Clifton gas station early last Friday. The suspect, whose image was captured on surveillance cameras in a store at the corner ...

Montrose school board chooses superintendent

By Staff

A longtime educator from Wisconsin has been selected to be the next superintendent of schools in Montrose. Stephen Schiell, who is currently superintendent for the Amery School District in Amery, Wisconsin, was picked for the job on Monday by ...


Murdered infant’s parents arrested

By Dennis Webb

Authorities in Minnesota arrested two Parachute parents on Monday who were wanted after their 4-week-old daughter was murdered. Arrest warrant affidavits say the mother had told authorities the father had attacked the girl to shut her up ...


Play up city’s outdoor appeal

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction has a good mix of manufacturing companies, lots of space to attract more businesses and good commercial air service. It could stand to improve its broadband infrastructure, offer up one website or entity for economic ...

Grand Junction Rockies box, June 29, 2015

By Staff

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