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Stories with place: Grand Junction
  • Store clerks accused of keeping winning scratch tickets 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 2:35 pm

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Employees of three Mesa County stores that sell and redeem lottery tickets have been accused of taking customers' winning Colorado scratch lottery tickets, telling the customers they had not won and attempting to cash the winning tickets.

  • Colorado wildlife officials revisit wolf concerns 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:50 pm

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Colorado wildlife officials are considering renewing their opposition to the introduction of wolves as the federal government considers recovery plans for the Mexican wolf.

  • Students often turn to dorm leaders after hints of suicide 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 9:43 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Charlie Martinez Kovanda distinctly remembers the pounding on her door at 9 p.m., the night she opened it to find a guy holding onto his girlfriend. She was struggling to escape his grip, screaming, crying and shaking as she tried to get away.

  • North Fork mining could cause millions in climate damage 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:11 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service says allowing expanded underground coal mining in Gunnison County could cause millions of dollars of damage globally from coal and methane emissions over nearly 40 years. But the Daily Sentinel ( reports that the agency's analysis, released Thursday, also says North Fork Valley coal is among the cleanest available and mining is an important part of the local economy.

  • 2 men indicted for having nearly a ton of pot near Cedaredge 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 10:30 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Two men have been indicted on federal charges after authorities found nearly a full ton of marijuana at a property near Cedaredge.

  • CDOT reinstates higher fines on wildlife-heavy highways 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 9:55 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Motorists on some stretches of northwest Colorado highways will be slapped with doubled fines when caught speeding under a resumed effort to cut down on collisions with wildlife.

  • Colorado counties seek funding for sage grouse project 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 9:47 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - A coalition of northwest Colorado counties is seeking funding for a project to map greater sage grouse in the region.

  • AP: Broken system lets problem officers jump from job to job 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 12:06 am

    Law enforcement officers accused of sexual misconduct have jumped from job to job - and at times faced fresh allegations that include raping women - because of a tattered network of laws and lax screening that allowed them to stay on the beat.

  • State unveils hotline for health concerns about oil, gas 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 10:07 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Residents living near oil and gas drilling operations can now call a state-run hotline with concerns about possible health impacts.

  • Questions, answers about the issue of officer sex misconduct story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-02-15 12:21 am

    A yearlong Associated Press investigation illuminated the problem of sex crimes and sexual misconduct committed by law enforcement officers in the United States. Below are some questions and answers about the issue, and steps officials have taken to address it:

  • Panhandling laws face challenge after church signs ruling story has photos
    Updated: Oct-30-15 1:32 pm

    DENVER - Cities trying to limit panhandling in downtowns and tourist areas are facing a new legal hurdle because of a recent Supreme Court ruling that seemingly has nothing to do with asking for money.

  • Colorado coal production continues to drop as mines slow 
    Updated: Oct-26-15 1:33 pm

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Coal production in Colorado has continued to decline since last year's record low, with only 13.9 million tons produced through August in 2015.