Western Colorado

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Loma girl wins Miss Teen Colorado competition

By Melinda Mawdsley

Loma’s Erin Roney needed more cow bell. Any time the Fruita Monument High School senior appeared nervous during the recent Miss Teen Colorado United States pageant, Janice Roney, Erin’s mother, rang the cow bell she bought at ...


‘A feast of the gods’

By Rachel Sauer

The event was named in honor of Edesia, the Roman goddess of food and banquets, but Sunday afternoon also was a time for Liber, the Roman god of viticulture and wine, and Ceres, goddess of agriculture. And let’s not forget Tellus, ...

$150,000 grant aimed at keeping mentally ill from jail

By Emily Shockley

A $150,000 grant could help local law enforcement and criminal justice personnel plan better ways to keep chronically mentally ill and low-risk offenders out of jail. Today, Mesa County commissioners plan to ratify submission of an ...

Temperatures could dip to 60s

By Staff

Such a flamboyant spring day as Sunday might have felt like record-setting high temperatures, but alas: four degrees short. Sunday’s high of 73, as measured by the National Weather Service at Grand Junction Regional Airport, fell short ...

State will draw money from severance taxes

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite calls from the Western Slope not to do so, next year’s proposed $28 billion spending plan includes taking money from severance taxes to help pay refunds required by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. But instead ...



By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — When state officials recently chose the Rifle Garfield County Airport as the site of an aerial firefighting research center, it marked an expansion of a relatively new firefighting role that a state agency with a broadened ...


Legislature begins debate on budget

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Starting this week, the Colorado Legislature will begin debating next year’s proposed $28 billion spending plan, but most of those discussions are expected to center not on what’s in the budget, but how the state ...


Fruita man arrested on suspicion of six felonies, including 2 arsons

By Staff

A 33-year-old Fruita man was arrested Friday on six felony charges for his alleged role in a string of arsons, vehicle thefts and residential burglaries occurring Monday and Tuesday in Fruita. Jonathan Alexzander Waugh was arrested on ...


Expect chaos if legal pot suit prevails, Coffman says

By Gary Harmon

The Nebraska and Oklahoma lawsuit that asks the U.S. Supreme court to gut Colorado’s new recreational marijuana law misses the point and could have dire consequences for all three states, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman ...


Fruita police go slow rolling out new 
digital-evidence program for officers

By Paul Shockley

The city of Fruita’s famous bumper-sticker acronym — WTF, for Welcome to Fruita — may soon become a question at the Fruita Police Department. Where’s the footage? Eyeing a tentative start date of April 15, Fruita ...

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