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Western issues part of GOP platform

By Charles Ashby

Reversing court rulings allowing for same-sex marriage, passing laws controlling what bathrooms transgenders can use, requiring the Bible to be read as part of American history courses. While those controversial items in the proposed ...

Mike Pence,Donald Trump

Colorado gays blast Trump’s pick for veep

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s gay and lesbian community isn’t too thrilled with presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick for the Republican Party. Members of the LGBT community in the state said that person, ...

House measure 
would protect 
rights to water

By Gary Harmon

A measure by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., that would protect state-issued water rights against federal taking is included in an appropriations measure now headed to the Senate. Passage of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies ...


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 ...

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