Western Colorado

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takes aim 
at W. Slope

By Mike Wiggins

A potent winter storm was expected to plow into western Colorado this morning, towing with it what was to be a hefty amount of snow for the high country and much-needed moisture for Grand Junction, which is nearing the end of one of the driest ...


Sandy refugees 
purr into town, need new homes

By Amy Hamilton

There’s Jack, Cookie, Tiger and Whiz. In total, nine cats that were found abandoned, injured or disoriented after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard last month recently have found their way to Grand Junction. The irony ...

Five D51 schools to accept awards

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The Colorado Department of Education will recognize five District 51 schools next week for students’ growth and achievement on Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests. Gateway School, New Emerson School, Palisade High School and ...


Montrose County 
names new manager

By Staff

The Montrose County Board of Commissioners chose a new county manager Wednesday. Roy “Rick” Eckert, who has managed county governments in Alaska, Alabama, Missouri and Georgia over the past two decades, will start his new job Jan. ...

Officials: Contagious norovirus active in county

By Mike Wiggins

Mesa County health officials said Wednesday they’re seeing an increase in gastrointestinal illness in the area and urge residents to take precautions to avoid getting sick. Norovirus is a highly contagious illness that is often ...

Xcel cites pipeline dangers in case for natural-gas rate hike

By Charles Ashby

Xcel Energy asked state regulators in Denver on Wednesday for permission to increase natural gas rates over the next 10 years so it can raise about $800 million to upgrade aging and potentially dangerous pipelines. The Minneapolis-based ...

Trickle of hope for river in study

By Dennis Webb

A landmark study released Wednesday attached a big number to the estimated future gap between supply and demand in the Colorado River basin. Federal officials suggested big water shipment projects aren’t the best approach to dealing with ...

County to widen K Road for Fruita-GJ traffic

By Duffy Hayes

More and more cars and trucks are shuttling between Fruita and Grand Junction via K Road these days, and Mesa County is pursuing another road widening project intended to make that stretch of road a little safer for users. County ...

Grand Junction mom 
is just ‘crazy’ enough 
for stint on ‘Wipeout’

By Melinda Mawdsley

Kay Patterson figured if she could dress in a peacock bikini for a costume contest at Cactus Canyon, she could try anything. The confidence from winning that Oct. 27 Halloween contest, coupled with a rush of excitement from her Oct. 25 ...


Man’s Best Tutor? Therapy dog relaxes kids for reading practice

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Every Wednesday, Ellie Seligman reads to her friend Wilbur. Sometimes he looks at the pictures in her book. Other times he lies patiently, staring at a wall. If he’s good, he gets a treat. Wilbur is a 4-year-old Labradoodle and ...

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