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Democrats wary of GOP’s energy committee

By Charles Ashby

Democrats clearly expected Thursday’s first meeting of Sen. Ray Scott’s new Select Committee on Energy and the Environment to be biased in favor of fossil fuels. It wasn’t. Instead, the Grand Junction Republican called just ...

Hitch in bike-route planning stalls series of Palisade Plunge meetings

By Amy Hamilton

A hiccup in the route planning process for the Palisade Plunge has stalled several planned public meetings this week. Local recreational advocates and entities are planning a 6,000-foot, 34-mile mountain biking trail that drops from the top ...


Suspect in sex assault has bond of $500K

By Duffy Hayes

A 49-year-old man with two prior convictions for sexual assault was before a judge again on Wednesday, accused of a slew of new domestic violence-related charges including sexual assault by force. Prosecutor Brian Fuselier called the current ...

Snow-rich mountains preparing for another dose

By Mike Wiggins

A pair of winter storms are moving into eastern Utah and western Colorado, and between them they’re expected to dump more than a foot of snow in the highest elevations. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for ...

Colorado brings in D.J. Eliot as defensive coordinator

By The AP

BOULDER — The Colorado Buffaloes have brought in D.J. Eliot to serve as their defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. The school announced his three-year deal Thursday, which is pending approval by the board of regents. Eliot ...

Sundance Film Festival gives Central grad chance to shine

By David Goe

The Sundance Film Festival has long been a place of discovery for young independent filmmakers. This year’s festival, taking place now through Jan. 29 in Park City, Utah, will propel unknown actors, directors, and writers, to levels of ...


Lines West, Jan. 20

By Staff

When It All Comes 
Crashing Down I imagine she was the love of his life. How did he name her? It has to have something to do with a unicycle. He couldn’t have anticipated this crush to his heart, How his love came crashing ...

Aunt pleads guilty to fatally beating 3-year-old girl

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction woman accused in the brutal beating death of her 3-year-old niece last year pleaded guilty this morning to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. Shanna Lorane Gossett, 30, was originally charged with first-degree murder, ...


Grad rate reaches 12-year high

By Katie Langford

School District 51’s graduation rate hit a 12-year high in 2016, the result of a decadelong, districtwide effort to help more students graduate from high school in four years. Data released by the Colorado Department of Education on ...

Blotter, Jan. 20, 2017

By Staff

Sword, gun found in arrest A man found Wednesday night carrying a samurai-type sword among his belongings was wanted on a warrant, and was allegedly found with a loaded handgun after sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest him. Deputies ...

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