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Wildfire briefly closes road near New Castle

By Staff

High winds caused a spring burn to get out of control northwest of New Castle, temporarily forcing the closure of U.S. Highway 6 on Tuesday afternoon. The fast-moving fire burned on a steep slope with flames as high as 40 feet, the Garfield ...


‘Regulation Reality Tour’ stops in GJ

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Hands jumped to cell phones shortly after noon Wednesday when the president of Americans for Prosperity urged a Grand Junction rally to call Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. The idea, Tim Phillips said, was to force the Senate to deal directly ...

Briefs: April 22, 2010

By Staff

Highline Lake open house Saturday Staff and volunteers at Highline Lake State Park will host an open house for the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at its new visitor center. Funded with Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado Lottery ...

Death notices: April 22, 2010

By Staff

Hope Denton, 93, Grand Junction, died April 14, 2010, at Hospice Care Center. Survivors include four sons, Jim of Steamboat Springs, Jay of Yuma, Ariz., Rance of Denver and Craig of Phoenix; one daughter, Jan of Grand Junction; eight ...

Police blotter: April 22, 2010

By Staff

Duo face drug charges Two men from Southern California, Jose Alvarez-Barrera, 45, and Apolinar Cisneros-Alvarez, 24, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance, plus special-offender charges, after officers ...

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Meth-dealing attorney gets 5 1/2 years

By Amy Hamilton

Former Palisade attorney James Zink was sentenced Wednesday to 5 1/2 years in prison after being caught last year with drugs in his home and selling methamphetamine to a police informant. According to terms of his plea agreement Zink, 55, was ...

On the clock: Who will the Broncos select Thursday night to begin the NFL draft?

By Rick Jussel

The National Football League draft is an interesting creature, its arrival always eagerly anticipated and its behavior as unpredictable as that of your average house fly. Although there are times the first selection has already been signed, ...

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Beetle kill to topple 100,000 trees a day

By Dennis Webb

Trees are expected to fall at the rate of 100,000 a day as a result of a bark beetle epidemic centered in Colorado. Harris Sherman, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for natural resources and environment, reported the projection ...

Clifton park-and-ride ready for commuters

By Staff

Construction on the second of two park-and-ride lots in Clifton is now completed, giving commuters more space to park their vehicles and carpool on Interstate 70. United Companies of Grand Junction has finished the new 136-space lot at the ...

KidzPlex’s Rajnowski wins all-around title, briefs

By Staff

KidzPlex placed second last weekend at the EAGLES league competition last weekend at Black Canyon Gymnastics in Montrose. Brook Rajnowski won the Optional 6 all-around title with a score of 34.85 and Hanna Wilson won the Optional 5 all-around ...

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