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Loma girl wins Miss Teen Colorado competition

By Melinda Mawdsley

Loma’s Erin Roney needed more cow bell. Any time the Fruita Monument High School senior appeared nervous during the recent Miss Teen Colorado United States pageant, Janice Roney, Erin’s mother, rang the cow bell she bought at ...

This week at the Legislature, March 30, 2015

By Staff

DENVER — The Colorado Senate will begin debating the $28 billion proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Senators will take today and Tuesday poring over it, and vote on it Wednesday and Thursday. ■ ...


‘A feast of the gods’

By Rachel Sauer

The event was named in honor of Edesia, the Roman goddess of food and banquets, but Sunday afternoon also was a time for Liber, the Roman god of viticulture and wine, and Ceres, goddess of agriculture. And let’s not forget Tellus, ...

$150,000 grant aimed at keeping mentally ill from jail

By Emily Shockley

A $150,000 grant could help local law enforcement and criminal justice personnel plan better ways to keep chronically mentally ill and low-risk offenders out of jail. Today, Mesa County commissioners plan to ratify submission of an ...

Temperatures could dip to 60s

By Staff

Such a flamboyant spring day as Sunday might have felt like record-setting high temperatures, but alas: four degrees short. Sunday’s high of 73, as measured by the National Weather Service at Grand Junction Regional Airport, fell short ...

Behr strong in relief, Wallingford homers as Mavs crush Adams 21-10

By Staff

Dakota Behr pitched five shutout innings in relief Sunday and Austin Wallingford hit his fifth home run of the four-game series as the Colorado Mesa baseball team closed out Adams State with a 21-10 victory in Alamosa. The Mavericks (27-3, ...

State will draw money from severance taxes

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite calls from the Western Slope not to do so, next year’s proposed $28 billion spending plan includes taking money from severance taxes to help pay refunds required by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. But instead ...



By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — When state officials recently chose the Rifle Garfield County Airport as the site of an aerial firefighting research center, it marked an expansion of a relatively new firefighting role that a state agency with a broadened ...


Utes visited valley into early 1950s

By Bob Silbernagel

Jim Tomlinson remembers playing with young Ute Indians on a knoll above the railroad stockyards in Mack in the late 1940s. Some of the Ute youngsters had never seen a train, he said, so when the locomotive pulled in and blew its whistle, ...

Blotter, March 30, 2015

By Staff

Child abuse suspected Lorinda Applegate, 37, of Moab, Utah, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of child abuse. According to the Grand Junction Police Department, at 12:50 p.m. Friday witnesses reported that a woman who appeared ...

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