Western Colorado

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Sex-assault suspect’s bond set at $1M cash

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man suspected of molesting at least eight women was ordered jailed in lieu of $1 million cash-only bail Thursday, among the highest bond settings for a non-capital case in Mesa County in recent years. “In 26 years ...

Counties seek broadband study funding

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — Mesa and Garfield county commissioners plan to pursue funds for a study of broadband needs in the two-county region. In a joint meeting Thursday, commissioners agreed to try to get a state Department of Local Affairs grant ...


Tourism update includes bright outlook for 2015

By Mike Wiggins

The Grand Valley’s tourism industry showed signs in 2014 it’s breaking out of the doldrums that have plagued much of the rest of the local economy, as Grand Junction-area hotels booked more rooms and collected more taxes than in ...

Parents can apply to get children in kindergarten, first grade early

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 Early Access applications are available through the last Friday in February for parents interested in putting their children in kindergarten or first grade a year early. Early Access application packets can be picked up and ...

GOP targets renewable energy

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Senate committee approved a measure Thursday that would roll back the renewable energy standard that power suppliers must meet in generating electricity. SB44, introduced by Sen. Ray Scott and Rep. Dan Thurlow, both Grand ...


‘24 Hours of Happy’

By Dave Buchanan

A record turnout and a record number of artists gathered Friday at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade for the Colorado Winefest Art Reception, the much-awaited kickoff event for the 2015 Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank. In ...

Bill fast-tracks energy exports

By Gary Harmon

A measure aimed at boosting exports of liquefied natural gas and possibly pumping life into energy-dependent economies will go to the U.S. Senate after passing the House on Wednesday. H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency ...

Governor wanted for battle over coal

By Gary Harmon

Several northwestern Colorado governments will ask Gov. John Hickenlooper to join a lawsuit by several states against a federal agency over what a Moffat County commissioner called the Environmental Protection Agency’s “economic ...

Task force 
 on testing

By Emily Shockley

The end of work for the state’s Standards and Assessment Task Force likely marks the beginning of work for state Legislators — and potentially a new task force. Wednesday morning, members of the 15-person task force presented the ...


Sheriff: Man molested 8 females, ages 6 to 21

By Paul Shockley

An investigation has shown eight females ranging in age from 6 to 21 are suspected sexual assault victims of a Grand Junction man, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Larry Church, who turned 53 on Wednesday, was arrested ...

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