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Armchair experts on state budget get their chance

By Staff

Those who don’t like how the Colorado Legislature allocates taxpayer money have a new tool to use to get their message across. It’s called Backseat Budgeter, and its coming to Grand Junction this week. That’s a new ...

Hot cars a danger for children

By Staff

Mesa County hasn’t had a child die as a result of being left in a hot car in at least two decades. But Mesa County Health Department officials don’t want to a take a chance on breaking that streak. The health department wants to ...

Homeless shelter nixes moving plan, fires its director

By Amy Hamilton

Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley is taking a step back on securing a new building for its homeless clients. The nonprofit agency had been under contract on the former Grand Valley Power building, 2727 Grand Ave. It had expected to move ...

Science Monday, July 16, 2012

By Matthew Berger

Lilies blooming too early for hummingbirds seeking nectar Glacier lilies, whose yellow flowers can be seen in mountain meadows throughout western North America in the early spring, are now appearing even earlier in the spring. The ...


Drought prompts Western Slope fire departments to boost equipment, training

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Fire was clearly in the forecast months ago as a dry winter left thousands of acres of pinyon-juniper forest in western Colorado as susceptible to ignition as an open gasoline can. “We’re dreading it, believe me,” said James ...

History of fires a teacher for Garfield County

By Dennis Webb

A fire department can never truly have enough resources when a major wildfire strikes. But thanks to Garfield County’s history of damaging and sometimes deadly wildfires, and other factors including a healthy tax base from oil and gas ...


Volunteer firefighters find niche as community servants

By Rachel Sauer

A fire does not care who’s fighting it. It’s going to burn regardless. So, volunteer firefighter, paid firefighter — the important thing is fighting the fire. And it’s a similar sentiment among victims, those who had ...

Officer watches bear struggle against flames

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Mesa County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Phil Stratton had a front-row seat for the inferno on June 29. A veteran of a wildland firefighting team, Stratton is no stranger to the unpredictable nature of fire ripping through dried brush and ...

Staffer arrested in assault of disabled client

By Paul Shockley

A supervisor at the Grand Junction Regional Center was arrested last week on allegations of assault against a disabled client at the facility. Barbara E. Martellaro, 58, was booked at the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault ...

We Can Do It! Women construct houses

By Charles Ashby

Habitat for Humanity is looking for a few good women. As part of an effort to get more women to volunteer to help build homes for those in need, Habitat in Mesa County has been taking a different approach to honoring National Women Build ...

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