Western Colorado

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Solar project to power town’s water plant

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Town officials last week cut the cake to celebrate a big new solar-energy project that’s been as easy as pie — or make that easy as PPA. That stands for power-purchase agreement, an increasingly popular contractual ...


Man struck by vehicle may not live

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man told troopers he drank a single bloody mary in Palisade about 15 minutes before his truck slammed into an elderly couple out walking their dog in Clifton on Sunday, while a prosecutor said survival prospects were ...

Town of De Beque clears legal path for 2nd marijuana shop

By Amy Hamilton

If all goes as planned, a second retail recreational marijuana store will open in De Beque in a few months, thanks to a series of license and review approvals Monday night by town trustees. Elk Mountain Trading Post, which will include ...

Near end of balmy January, a record high

By Amy Hamilton

A balmy 58-degree Monday tied the record for the date set in 1972, helping to thaw out residents across the Grand Valley. The temperature peaked at 3:28 p.m. The record high temperature of 55 on today’s date is not expected to be ...

Club-20 meeting

Club 20 stands firm on severance tax

By Emily Shockley

Representatives from local government and Club 20 gathered Monday morning on the steps of the Mesa County Courthouse to voice their concerns about local communities potentially losing out on severance tax revenue. Gov. John ...

Low-cost spay, neutering services to continue

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County pets will remain eligible for low-cost spay or neuter procedures this year, thanks to a continuing partnership between Mesa County Animal Services and local veterinarians, plus a $22,500 grant from the Animal Assistance ...

Olathe teen killed at resort is ID’d

By Emily Shockley

The Olathe Middle/High School eighth-grader who died Friday afternoon while skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort has been identified as Luis Olide, according to Montrose County School District. According to a statement released sent Monday ...

Spruce beetle plan due in April

By Gary Harmon

A plan to limit some of the effects of the spruce-beetle infestation and aspen decline in western Colorado is due to be released this spring. The U.S. Forest Service estimates that 10 percent of the nearly 3.2 million acres of the Grand Mesa, ...

Bills to increase oversight of health insurance exchange

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s health benefits exchange could have a little more oversight under two bills that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday. Both measures, Senate bills 19 and 52, are in response to ...

Olathe 8th-grader dies skiing at Crested Butte

By Emily Shockley

An Olathe Middle/High School eighth-grade boy died Friday as a result of an incident at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, according to a Montrose County School District Re-1J spokeswoman. The student, whose name had not been released by the ...

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