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Candidates gear up in three-way race for commission seat

By Gary Harmon

The three-way race for the Mesa County commissioner seat held by John Justman is only the most recent iteration of several attempts to break up the two-party fight for the seat and the GOP’s consistent victory. Jim Doody, a former Grand ...

Congress advised about potential of Mancos Shale gas

By Dennis Webb

Local energy company officials on Tuesday told a congressional panel a giant shale gas resource can be developed in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin if the industry can gain adequate access, while others said the size of the resource ...

Area support of diversion plans runs wide, deep

By Dennis Webb

A proposal to divert Colorado River water to Denver recently has won the endorsement of Gov. John Hickenlooper and the approval of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. But Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion ...


Pugliese to testify before Congress about economics of public lands

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese will testify next week in Congress on the interplay between public lands and economic development on the Western Slope of Colorado. Pugliese was invited to testify on Tuesday before the House Natural ...

Colorado Supreme Court rejects redistricting initiatives

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected two proposed ballot measures designed to change the way the state sets new congressional district lines every 10 years. The two measures, Initiatives 132 and 133, were designed to require the ...


Dem candidate serious about unseating Tipton

By Charles Ashby

May the Schwartz be with you. At least that’s what the Democratic candidate running for the 3rd Congressional District is hoping voters will remember come November. Unlike the 1987 Mel Brooks comedy “Spaceballs” where the ...

Delta County chairwoman of GOP resigns

By Charles Ashby

The chairwoman of the Delta County Republican Party has resigned. Linda Sorenson, who had been embattled recently over sharing a racist meme on her Facebook page, resigned her post after a fourth accountability meeting held Thursday by the ...

Primary voter turnout almost 36%

By Charles Ashby

Turnout in Tuesday’s primary election didn’t quite reach levels from 2010, but they were close. According to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, voter turnout for Republicans reached 35.86 percent, nearly 1 percentage ...

US Rep. Tipton overwhelmingly wins primary race

By Charles Ashby

Just like two years ago, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had no difficulty defeating his GOP challenger for re-election to a fourth term representing the 3rd Congressional District during Tuesday’s primary race. Tipton led challenger Alex ...

Incumbents fare well in most commissioner races across the region

By Staff

A number of county commissioner races were contested across the region in Tuesday’s primary election. In Delta County, incumbent commissioner J. Mark Roeber appeared to hold off his challenger, Roger W. Bentley, with 53 percent of the ...

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