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GarCo, BLM look for avenues of cooperation on remote public and private lands

By Dennis Webb

Glenn Adams was out near Douglas Pass recently, ground-checking routes for public access — an enviable part of his new job — when he realized he was not alone. “Here comes a guy, he’d driven about a mile, parked a ...

State grapples with how to assess, allocate tax revenue from oil, gas production

By Dennis Webb

When House Bill 1371 sped through the Colorado General Assembly earlier this year and became law, it was bound to create winners and losers, as legislation so often does. Dolores County counts itself in the latter category. County ...

Riverside moves some tutoring to high school

By Emily Shockley

Riverside Educational Center has expanded its reach by moving high school tutoring services to Grand Junction High School. The center at 552 W. Main St. found itself short on space going into the 2014-15 school year, according to Riverside ...


Groups sort issues around popularity of Hanging Lake

By Staff

The Hanging Lake Rest Area in Glenwood Canyon is an increasingly popular place, so much so that concerns about the area are prompting a public meeting on Tuesday. Stakeholders and officials have met since last year about their increasing ...

Junction economy stagnant in 2013, federal report shows

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction experienced one of the biggest drops nationwide in real Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, year over year in 2013, according to information recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP is an ...

Parents worry about gifted students’ future

By Emily Shockley

Parents of gifted and talented students in School District 51 say they’re worried that the elimination of sixth-grade honors literacy courses at the last District 51 middle school that had those classes — Mount Garfield Middle ...

Airport budget to play catch-up on oil changes

By Gary Harmon

A chunk of the 2015 budget for Grand Junction Regional Airport will go to pay for new oil and fluids in firetrucks and snow-removal equipment that in some cases never was changed. The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority is being asked ...


Some wineries were forced to look elsewhere for grapes

By Paul Shockley

A sign above Parker Carlson’s tent Saturday proclaimed “100% Colorado Grown.” But the truth about much of the vino flowing at Riverbend Park during the 23rd annual Colorado Mountain Winefest was a bit more ...

Traffic alert, Sept. 21, 2014

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ North Avenue between First Street and 12th Street: Crews will be landscaping in the North Avenue medians this week. North Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each ...


Girl helping Third World families get clean water

By Emily Shockley

When her pen pal in Kenya told her last year she walked 550 yards once or twice a day to get water, 11-year-old Jennifer Stuckenschneider of Grand Junction sold some of her art to get water pumped to her friend’s house. This year, ...

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