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Text message leads to arrest in gun incident

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man accused of threatening another man with a handgun was tracked down and arrested Sunday after police learned he’d sent a text message to a third party explaining he’d “bout shot a dude in da face.” Steven ...

Investment advisers point to economy in stock market dive

By Charles Ashby

Though they understand the chain of events leading up to it, Grand Junction-area financial advisers were scratching their heads over Monday’s stock market sell-off. The 634-point drop of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and declines of ...

Death Notices, Aug. 9, 2011

By Staff

George Robert Ashlin, 77, Fruita, died Aug. 5, 2011, at LaVilla Grand Care Center in Grand Junction. Services will be at a later date at Sunny Slope Cemetery in Corona, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; two sons, James M. of Fort ...

Tipton tries to steer $5 million from EPA to public lands

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton earned cheers from some outdoor sporting groups and jeers from environmentalists last week for his part in House Republican amendments to the Interior Department Appropriations Act of 2012. Tipton and several other ...

Police Blotter, Aug. 9, 2011

By Staff

Suspect asleep on mesa Early Sunday, a Fruita police officer was hot on the trail of a black Toyota Tacoma, whose driver was suspected of drinking and driving, when he discontinued pursuit. That’s because the driver, later identified ...

300 acres burning in Bookcliffs

By Staff

Bureau of Land Management firefighters were closely watching, but letting burn, a 300-acre fire on the Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area 8 north of Grand Junction. David Boyd, spokesman for the bureau’s northwest Colorado office, ...

Getting It Right, Aug. 9, 2011

By Staff

A Saturday Home & Garden story on Page 1B headlined “Garden gang’s at war ... with bugs” incorrectly identified the owner of the land leased by the Grand Junction Main Street Community Garden. It is owned by James ...

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Downtown remembrance of 9/11 endures

By Melinda Mawdsley

Reports that more beams salvaged from the Sept. 11 wreckage may be heading toward Grand Junction are likely not true, multiple local officials said Monday. An article in Sunday’s Denver Post said that Grand Junction was one of 15 ...


Authorities probe massage business link to Fruitvale homicide

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating whether a man’s slaying last week was connected to his adult erotic massage business, which he operated at the apartment where he was found dead. Luis Alberto Vazquez Oliva, ...

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Grand Valley golfers first fall athletes to begin practice

By Patrick Bahr

With tee shots ripping down the first fairway at Lincoln Park Golf Course on Monday, the Colorado high school season began. Central and Grand Junction both had their first day of golf tryouts at Lincoln Park, preparing for the first local ...

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