Western Colorado

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Fed critic collects nearly $200,000 in farm subsidies

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John Justman, the Lower Valley farmer and Mesa County Commission hopeful who has framed himself as a stalwart opponent of federal interference in local affairs, has collected more than $195,000 in farm subsidies over the last 15 ...


Birds in rehab need larger flight cage

By Dennis Webb

A Silt-area wildlife rehabilitation center appreciates the donations that will allow it to build a bigger flight cage — even if the center’s efforts to help eagles and other raptors aren’t always appreciated by the birds ...


Sacred Heart raising funds for new building

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The congregation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church knows it’s time to go. Their pretty church, built in 1890 on Aspen Avenue, was perfect when Fruita was a much smaller town. These days, the aging rock walls can barely hold the people ...

Body in canal ID’d through hip device

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A woman whose body was found in an irrigation canal in Fruita on Thursday was identified using a lot number engraved on her hip replacement, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Friday. Chief Deputy Coroner Kim Hollingshead said ...

Garfield, White River forest enact fire ban

By Dennis Webb

The White River National Forest and Garfield County this week announced bans on open fires due to dry conditions. “I realize these restrictions will cause some inconveniences to forest users. But the conditions we are experiencing are ...

Justman leads in campaign cash

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Lower Valley farmer John Justman leads candidates for the Mesa County Commission with more than $22,000 in campaign contributions. The second-largest war chest belongs to Woody Walcher, a write-in candidate who supplied most of his ...

Line break on 32 Road produces sinkhole

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A section of 32 Road will have to be rebuilt and motorists should expect traffic delays through at least the weekend after a waterline break created a sinkhole in Clifton. A 10-inch Clifton Water District line ruptured around midnight Friday ...


Cedaredge fire ‘knocked out’

By Staff

As a dispatcher, Sharon Grotrian knew exactly what to do when she saw plumes of smoke coming from her neighborhood — call work. Grotrian said she was the second person to report the fire that erupted Friday afternoon on Timothy Road ...


Mechanic goes to prison for thefts that sunk business

By Paul Shockley

Robert Leisten was addicted to his professional racing truck, his attorney said. So much so, prosecutors said he embezzled $130,000 from work over the course of two years, sunk a business along with the way and cost six people their jobs. In ...

Water managers push public to conserve it

By Matthew Berger

In response to the drought conditions that have swept across western Colorado and beyond, Grand Valley utilities are requesting that residents and businesses use water more conscientiously this summer. The recommendations, announced Friday, ...

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