Western Colorado

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Lego robotics teams show their mojo

By Emily Shockley

Seven Lego robotics teams from Grand Junction competed this month at a regional competition in Aspen. At the Nov. 15 event, two dozen teams from northwestern Colorado competed for six qualifying slots for the state Lego Robotics championship ...

Report: County workforce grows, while unemployment rate shrinks

By Greg Ruland

The Mesa County jobless rate fell to 4.1 percent in October — its lowest level in six years — as more county residents won jobs and the local labor force grew, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported Friday. The ...


32 years in attempted murder of officers

By Paul Shockley

A man with a history of violence against police officers could spend the next three decades in prison for firing a handgun at three officers during a domestic violence call in Palisade. George Romero, 61, was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in ...

WildEarth: Sage grouse 
not enough

By Gary Harmon

The Gunnison sage-grouse is properly recognized as an endangered species, a coalition of environmental groups say in a federal court filing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which this month listed the grouse as threatened, “erred in ...


Can-do attitude: Kids shrug off theft

By Kathleen Goddeyne

A group of special-needs students were given an unexpected life lesson when their collection of recycled aluminum cans was stolen earlier this month. The students had been collecting and saving the cans for just over a month in an effort to ...

Attorneys: Resolution near in King fraud case

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys in the felony fraud case against state Sen. Steve King said Thursday they’re close to resolution, signaling progress on a plea agreement. District Judge Valerie Robison said she expects a plea “one way or another” ...


Rockslide interrupts mill-tailings cleanup

By Gary Harmon

Officials are inspecting a significant rockfall off a cliff outside Moab, Utah, that hindered the cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium mill tailings pile. No injuries were reported. Federal and railroad officials are looking at whether the ...

Roan lawsuit settlement expected

By Dennis Webb

State and federal authorities are planning an announcement today regarding the Roan Plateau, amid anticipation that a lawsuit settlement on oil and gas development there is imminent. “I think it’s pretty much a done deal,” ...


Man accused in string of thefts at boat launch

By Staff

A Grand Junction man already facing multiple counts of theft and drug possession is now accused in a string of break-ins at the Whitewater boat launch in July. Samual Mayer, 23, was additionally accused Wednesday of 47 separate counts ...


Gaping public divide over bridge

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For more than 60 years, the Grand Avenue Bridge has served as a vital connection between north and south Glenwood Springs, not to mention the Colorado River and Roaring Fork valleys. But the future of this major ...

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