Western Colorado

Page 1 of 1997


Battleground shift heads up valley, exposes agricultural rift

By Dennis Webb

Opponents who successfully, if perhaps only temporarily, fended off federal leasing of some 30,000 acres for oil and gas development in the lower North Fork Valley now have a battle of a different sort on their hands in the valley’s ...


Roadless dispute clouds drilling proposal

By Dennis Webb

Questions over the applicability of roadless-area protections in national forests continue to hang over a drilling proposal in the upper North Fork Valley. Meanwhile, the company behind the proposal, Petrox Resources of Meeker, says the 50 ...

Area middle school math students match wits at MATHCOUNTS

By Greg Ruland

More than 120 students from 15 middle schools around western Colorado solved math problems beyond the understanding of most adults at the 2015 Western Slope MATHCOUNTS Competition at Holy Family Catholic School on Saturday.  Baxter ...


Program pairs young chefs, pros in culinary competition

By Greg Ruland

Hell’s Kitchen it wasn’t. The youthful intensity of apprentice chefs competing in the ProStart Invitational at Chez Lena Restaurant on Saturday was pure heaven for the professional chefs standing watch. Instead of Gordon Ramsay ...

Daylight savings measure picks up

By Charles Ashby

The organizers of a proposed ballot measure to keep Colorado in daylight saving time say they are expected to win approval as early as Monday from the Secretary of State panel that titles such measures to start gathering signatures. Denver ...

Official: Gas-export market ripe

By Mike Wiggins

There will be a “window of opportunity” in 2016 for the United States to begin exporting natural gas to Lithuania — and break up the monopoly Russia has long held on the resource, the former energy minister for Lithuania said ...

Flex drill designer honored

By Staff

One of the designers of the flex rig, which is used to drill several wells from the same pad, was honored Friday as a Pioneer of the Piceance by the West Slope Colorado oil and Gas Association. Scott Brady also developed the way simultaneous ...


Council candidates spar at debate

By Amy Hamilton

Two candidates for the Grand Junction City Council, Dennis Simpson and Chris Kennedy, faced off Friday during a luncheon for the Redlands Rotary Club. The candidates are vying for a four-year, at-large seat. Simpson, a certified public ...

Senate kills bill to reveal names of school tipsters

By Charles Ashby

A program started more than a decade ago to help prevent major crimes in Colorado schools has been highly successful, but a disturbing new trend is starting to emerge, a Colorado Springs state senator said. That trend has been an increasing ...

Speaker: Exports could add 12K jobs in state

By Greg Ruland

Long-term trends in global markets point toward strong growth in liquid natural gas exports, which will provide enormous benefits to the Colorado economy, an energy expert with the American Petroleum Institute said Friday. Based on ...

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