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Second hot springs attraction proposed in Glenwood Springs

By Dennis Webb

The city already famous for its Glenwood Hot Springs tourism attraction soon could have a second resort featuring therapeutic, geothermally heated waters. A company co-owned in part by the couple who developed the Glenwood Caverns Adventure ...

After great spring, beekeepers eye fall honey harvest

By Amy Hamilton

At first, Jack Moore’s Redlands’ area neighbors fretted about his budding backyard bee collection. Then, a transformation occurred. Nearby gardens and fruit trees started producing more fruits and vegetables than ever ...

State tourism office wants to promote restaurants with contest

By Greg Ruland

The Colorado Tourism Office is trying to promote restaurants that serve local produce, use sustainable practices or enjoy a historic pedigree by holding a contest. The office is accepting entries to honor the local hidden dining gem, the ...

Ute Water cited as one of nation’s 80 best providers

By Staff

The federal government and a national trade association honored a southwest Colorado water provider last month as one of the four best operations of its kind in the state, district officials announced last week. Ute Water Conservancy District ...

CMU to combine health centers

By Emily Shockley

In an effort to treat the whole student, Colorado Mesa University plans to locate its mental health and physical health service centers side by side when the university moves its Health Sciences Department into Community Medical Plaza, north ...


Paint hangar to give valley economic boost

By Charles Ashby

It’ll be several months yet before it’s done, but West Star Aviation’s new airplane paint hangar is under construction. That project, two years in the making, is expected to increase business activity for the Grand Junction ...

State fund for retirees is healthy

By Charles Ashby

The state’s largest public employee pension system passed its annual financial checkup with flying colors last week. A state audit of the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association, which holds and manages pensions for just about ...


GJ resident was Powell’s fellow river runner, later vocal critic

By Bob Silbernagel

Editor’s note: This is the first of three columns about Jack Sumner, who accompanied John Wesley Powell on one of his famous trips down the Colorado River. In 1904, 

author and adventurer Frederick Dellenbaugh urged Grand ...

MDA, local firefighters team up to help fight muscular dystrophy

By Amy Hamilton

Michael Chamberlain never really thought about giving back until a good friend his age died of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. By 23, Chamberlain’s friend, Bryant Rogers,  had squeezed the most out of his short life and is ...


Graff Dairy closes shop after 50 years

By Amy Hamilton

How long would you wait for an ice cream cone? Any wait times seemed irrelevant Sunday because it was Graff Dairy ice cream and it was its absolute last day in business. There’s no doubt the institution off 29 Road in the converted ...

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