Western Colorado

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 board names
 new director

By Gary Harmon

A Carbondale man will take over as executive director of the Western Colorado Congress on Jan. 1. Dave Reed, currently the development and communications director for the Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale, was selected by the board of ...

Motorists injured by rockfall near Carbondale

By Staff

A Grand Junction man was seriously injured Monday and a second motorist also was hurt when boulders landed on Colorado Highway 82 near Carbondale. David Pixler, 49, was driving a van when it was struck by a rock, and his vehicle then was hit ...


New hire stood out, panel says

By Emily Shockley

Frank Whidden, Mesa County’s deputy administrator for resource management and finalist for the soon-to-be-open position of Mesa County administrator, said Tuesday he plans to have a longer tenure at the top of the organization than his ...


Room for growth in local lodging?

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Travelers coming to the Grand Valley might find lodging options besides the standard hotel, motel or bed and breakfast. Short-term vacation rentals could soon be available in both Palisade and Grand Junction. Palisade’s board of ...

Blotter, Nov. 25, 2014

By Staff

2 accused in armed assault It took a couple of weeks, but the Fruita Police Department on Sunday located and jailed two people who allegedly came to a Fruita home while armed in search of drugs. The two, Joshua Aaron Johnson and Brandee ...

Sewage lagoons to be upgraded below ski resort

By Gary Harmon

Work to upgrade two sewage treatment lagoons below Powderhorn Mountain Resort could begin soon with state officials monitoring the process closely. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a notice of violation in ...

Tipton: Reform needed to help small banks

By Gary Harmon

Banking reforms that were aimed at curbing Wall Street excesses have hamstrung small community lenders in rural Colorado, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who said he would introduce legislation next year. Tipton, who was appointed to ...

County mulls purchasing changes

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners appear poised to adopt an abbreviated purchasing policy that raises the threshold for purchases requiring a bid process from anything that costs more than $2,000 to anything that costs more than $5,000. The proposed ...

Rockslide forces closure of train tracks

By Kathleen Goddeyne

The California Zephyr didn’t make its usual stop in Grand Junction on Monday after a rockslide forced the closure of railroad tracks in the high country and a detour through Wyoming. Amtrak’s passenger train, running from Chicago, ...


Taking the deal: Energy firm trades leases for certainty on Roan Plateau

By Dennis Webb

A landmark deal canceling federal oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau leaves Bill Barrett Corp. with just a sliver of its former holdings there, but it has high hopes about the prospects for the 4,650 acres it still controls. Nearly 500 ...

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