You’ve probably skied on Grand Mesa, or snowmobiled, or snowshoed. Or made snow angels or built a snowman.
But you probably haven’t spent that much time taking a close look at the snow. You certainly haven’t looked at snow the way some 100 researchers are this month on Grand Mesa, in a multi- million-dollar project being led by NASA with the goal of learning how to better measure snowpack.
Using high-tech equipment like infrared sensors and low-tech gear like shovels, they’re trying to determine what remote sensors could best be used on satellites to produce more accurate snowpack measurements around the world.
Mesa County officials are questioning whether voters might feel tapped out when the county runs a public safety measure in November, if they vote for the events center on the Grand Junction ballot in April.
You’ve probably skied on Grand Mesa, or snowmobiled, or snowshoed. Or made … more
A survey of 200 School District 51 teachers shows that nearly three-quarters of … more
The image, posted Feb. 7 to the Garfield County Libraries Facebook page in … more
Officials with the Grand Valley Ranger District are seeking public comment about … more
Theft suspect sought … more
Sled dog teams compete in the Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Feb. 4.
Thousands packed Main Street for the Lions Club Parade.
See complete coverage of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament in Denver.
Javelin thrower at GJHS, majestic eagle soars, grapplers prepare for state.
Double dutch time for Dual Immersion, smell the roses, Field to Fork innovation.
Rim Rock math enrichment teacher Felicia Casto wins prestigious award.
Theft suspect sought … more
Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: … more
Mesa County officials are questioning whether voters might feel tapped out when the county runs a … more
Grand Junction’s first co-working space, Factory, is hosting a grand opening from 4 to 7 … more
In recent columns, we have tried to take some of the mystery out of the probate process. Last … more
■ Betty Lue Etter, 84, Fruita, died Feb. 16, 2017, at Colorado Canyons Hospital in … more
We’ve been critical of the actions of David Shepard and Bill Marvel, two tenants of the … more
Efforts to dismantle our system of public lands are off to a brisk start in Congress, led by … more
Major retailers are pulling out of Utah’s Outdoor Retailer show. Others are meeting with … more
While the debate about state legislation to do away with Colorado’s health insurance … more
The First Street reconstruction is welcome news. I have lived in Grand Junction for 32 years and … more
Dead trees on BLM and national forest lands are a disgrace The hundreds of millions of dead trees … more
Earlier this week, I was invited to sit on a panel hosted by Conservation Colorado to discuss how … more
DENVER — The photos won’t come down for another year. … more
DENVER — Four, three, two, one. … more
DENVER — There was no lack of pageantry for the final night of the Class 5A state wrestling … more
The before and after a race is a stark contrast. … more
DENVER — E.J. Barrera’s teammates waited patiently underneath the Pepsi Center stands … more
All meals served with 1 percent milk: … more
I was searching for an anecdote about Presidents Day to highlight here, in honor of the upcoming … more
Honestly, it wasn’t much: three mediocre birds rendered in oils, flying through an insipid … more
Event features valley author … more
Here are the Feb. 16 results for the Two Rivers Cribbage Club: … more
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DENVER (AP) — A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Sydney Wiese had 14 points, Kolbie Orum added 10 and No. 11 Oregon State used a late push to get past Colorado 54-49 on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — A former U.S. soldier accused of shooting and killing a transit guard in downtown Denver last month says he is a supporter of the Islamic State group, but investigators say they have not found evidence the terror group had anything to do with the killing.
DENVER (AP) — At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.
DENVER (AP) — With 90 seconds left, Ricky Rubio was about to step up to the stripe to shoot a technical foul on Nicola Jokic when Andrew Wiggins asked him for a favor.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.
DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.