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Longtime school employee named to represent veterans

By {screen_name}

A 27-year School Distict 51 employee has moved into a new job as Mesa County’s veterans service officer. David Montoya, 56, formerly the director of transportation, grounds and buildings for the school district, was appointed the ...

Pine Ridge Fire near De Beque is 95% contained

By Staff

Firefighters made significant progress Tuesday in their battle against the Pine Ridge Fire burning southwest of De Beque, with containment reaching 95 percent. “I knew we were doing good but I didn’t know how good,” Fire ...

Man jailed in attempted exploitation

By Charles Ashby

A Fort Wayne, Ind., man was jailed Monday after driving to Garfield County with the alleged intent of sexually exploiting two minor females, federal officials say. Steven Raines, 35, was arrested when he thought he was meeting with a woman ...


Udall working on funding for prevention

By Matthew Berger

As part of a previously scheduled trip through western Colorado, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., toured the Bureau of Land Management’s fire control nerve center near Grand Junction Regional Airport on Tuesday. The trip happened to coincide ...

Blotter, July 4, 2012

By Staff

Boy, 12, feared drowned The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday resumed search efforts for 12-year-old Richard Irving Buchanan, who remains missing since authorities on Sunday received a 911 call around 4 p.m. about a ...

Grand Junction Rockies score, July 3, 2012

By Staff

Grand Junction 7, Orem 5 Tuesday at Suplizio Field Orem (AB-R-H-RBI) Joel Capote, cf 4-0-1-0, Wendell Soto, ss 5-0-1-0, Wade Hinkle, 1b 2-1-1-1, Michael Snyder, dh 4-0-1-0, Micahel Bolaski, 3b 5-0-0-0, Jarrod Parks, 2b 3-2-1-0, Jonathan ...

Local running results, July 3, 2012

By Staff

Turkey Flats 9.6 Mile Trail Run July 1 Pinon Mesa 1. Kevin Donaher 1:10:02 2. Greg Hewitt 1:23:59 3. Rob Tran 1:25:58 4. Grayson Greer 1:26:36 5. Tom Ela 1:33:07 6. Ernie Langelier 1:35:04 7. Suzie Steel 1:35:55 8. John ...

Local gymnastics results, July 3, 2012

By Staff

KidzPlex Gymnastics at Xcel State Meet in Colorado Springs Level 3 competition Individual results Child A Kiah Petree — third in vault, 8.85, fifth in floor, 9.175; ninth in beam, 8.7; seventh in all-around, 34.475. Child ...

KidzPlex Level 3 team fifth at state

By Staff

Zenobia Byerly placed second in the all-around in the Child C age group to lead the KidzPlex Gymnastics Level 3 Team to a fifth-place showing at the Xcel State Meet last weekend in Colorado Springs. Byerly’s all-around score was 36.6, ...

Partners volunteer accused of molesting two boys

By Staff

A volunteer with Mesa County Partners was arrested this afternoon on allegations he sexually assaulted two boys, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Mark Anthony Bustamante, 50, 2964 1/2 Texas Ave., was taken into custody on a ...

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