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Dinosaur grappling with goat issue

By Dennis Webb

A national monument famous for its fossils of giant ancient creatures is trying to figure out what to do with the arrival of a modern-day creature, the mountain goat. The National Park Service said Monday that it is seeking public input on a ...


More funds sought to study options on Shoshone flows

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado River District is asking Western Slope governments and water entities for more funding for continued study into ways to ensure the permanent preservation of a large, priority water right on the Colorado River. The district and ...

Mesa County accepts $2.1 million for detention pond off Bookcliffs

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County will use federal funding to build a detention pond at the base of Mount Garfield to prevent flash floods from inundating Interstate 70 and the neighborhoods and agricultural lands below. The County Commission, made up of three ...


Prison, probation for doctor guilty in pill conspiracy

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A federal judge sentenced a former Western Slope doctor Monday to six months in prison and six months of home detention in a conspiracy case that involved overprescribing medication and the deaths of four of the doctor’s ...


Whitewater residents calling for end to stench from pond

By Gary Harmon

Whitewater-area residents made it clear to the Mesa County Commission on Monday: They want an end to the reign of malodorous stench they say emanates from two evaporation ponds used by the drilling industry. The company that owns the two ...


Veteran deputy shot, badly hurt

By Staff

A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times and critically wounded Monday while investigating a report of an armed person walking down a Grand Junction street. Derek Geer, a 15-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was ...

Once in a Blue Moon not enough for this party

By Rick Jussel

Brad and Becky Brehmer don’t like to work on Sundays. Every now and then, however, they make an exception. The owners of the Blue Moon Bar and Grill in downtown Grand Junction open every Sunday evening at approximately 8 o’clock ...

Death Notices, Feb. 9, 2016

By Staff

■ Tyra M. Bowman, 72, Grand Junction, died Feb. 7, 2016, in Grand Junction. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Mr. Bowman was a ...

Blotter, Feb. 9, 2016

By Staff

Man chases process server William Godbey, 49, was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony menacing and criminal mischief after allegedly using his own vehicle to chase another vehicle after being served civil papers by a process server, ...


Officer shot in Pear Park neighborhood

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

An officer was shot and the suspect apprehended in a Pear Park neighborhood.  ...

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