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Published: 2017-08-19T16:01:59+00:00


Crazy ideas


A conversation with a bookseller

Hope dims for the shadeless


If you’re trying to find protective glasses to watch Monday’s near-total solar eclipse, you might have to open a vein to snag a pair.

Pugliese: Trump listening to wide America


The Trump administration has done something its predecessor never did: Listen to local government officials, Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese said Friday.

Brief, Aug. 19, 2017


Inmate at Delta jail dies at hospital

Confusion in Orchard Mesa case


Two men involved in a reported shooting on Orchard Mesa early Friday were arrested later that day as the investigation into what prompted the 911 call continued.

Candidate launches bid 
for Mesa County clerk


A Grand Junction real estate broker on Friday announced her bid for Mesa County clerk and recorder, saying she would emphasize transparency and efficiency in the office that operates the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Sports Briefs, Aug. 18, 2017



Jussel: Siemian will beat out Lynch to be Broncos’ QB


The Silly Season continues tonight for the Denver Broncos.

Work halted at airport
 after concrete batch fails


Work on the east commercial jet ramp at Grand Junction Regional Airport came to a halt Friday, and will not continue for at least 45 days, as a batch of already-poured concrete failed a test.

Blotter, Aug. 19, 2017


DUI checkpoint planned

Rocky Mountain Open results, Aug. 18, 2017


Entrom’s Rocky Mountain Open

Getting It Right, Aug. 19, 2017


A story on page 1A and information in the Out & About section Friday should have said that people can view the creation of a mandala by Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The closing ceremony will be 2 p.m. Sunday. Both are at The Western Colorado Center for the Arts, 1803 N. Seventh St.

For The Record: Aug. 19, 2017



Unraveling the great mystery that is the sun


Apparently, the sun has been burning for about 5 billion years, give or take a little. Can you believe no one wrote down the date? I am sure it has been burning since 1945, based upon my personal recollections. This dispels the myth that I may be much older.

Religion Briefs, Aug. 19, 2017


Bible study this week at Redlands church

Death Notices, Aug. 19, 2017


■ Betty Jo Bruegman, 78, Clifton, died Aug. 6, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Yard Of The Month: July


The Grand Junction Yard of the Month winner for July is 642 Grand View Drive, and was presented to City council Wednesday.

Beware of the other 
ash borer


I have a couple questions. First, are you advising folks to start using something on ash trees as a precaution against that new borer? If so, what do you recommend? I have some Bayer Tree and Shrub. Second, I have violets taking over my grass that I don’t want. Do you have any suggestions?

Man gets 15 years in Molina shootings


One of the three men involved in a shooting and burglary in Molina that injured three residents last year was sentenced to 15 years in prison in a plea agreement Friday.

New rules to combat Denver ozone levels could apply statewide


Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission is considering whether new pollution-emission restrictions on oil and gas operations to help reduce ozone on the Front Range should be applied to the industry statewide.

Email Letters: August 18, 2017


Monks create 
 creation in GJ 
to offer blessing


A group of five Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in southern India have stopped in Grand Junction as part of a two-year-long fundraising tour through the United States.