Western Colorado

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ex-guv’s wife, dies

By Charles Ashby

Ruth Vanderhoof, the wife of former governor John Vanderhoof of Grand Junction, died Thursday, She was 84. Although she often was referred to as a former first lady of Colorado, she actually wasn’t, her longtime husband said. In 1973, ...

State treasurer to speak before area school boards

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Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton will speak to area school board members Monday after a Colorado Association of School Boards meeting in Grand Junction. Stapleton will discuss the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado, ...

CMU alumnus, professor to be honored

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Colorado Mesa University will honor two Distinguished Alumni and one Distinguished Faculty Member tonight at the annual awards banquet in the University Center Ballroom. This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are ...

Wildfire area closed for safety; rifle hunters may be affected

By Dennis Webb

In a move that could particularly affect hunters, the U.S. Forest Service has closed the area of the 257-acre Middle Elk Fire north of New Castle until further notice because of public safety concerns. In a news release, Rio Blanco District ...

John Hickenlooper, Tom Tancredo, Dan Maes

Guv defends suit over oil, gas rules

By Dennis Webb

Responding to local government officials, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has defended a lawsuit the state is pursuing against Longmont over that city’s oil and gas rules, saying the legal action “was a last — and not a first ...

Club 20 holds forums of livability of Western Slope

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A strength of Mesa County’s health care system is the nonprofit organizations that run it. They also tend to be understaffed. Mesa County has good physicians, even great ones, but try getting a new one. Those were some of the ...

District 51 to discuss “creative” funding solutions

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School District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz pledged Thursday to approach Fruita City Council members and possibly local businesses about potential funding solutions to ease crowding in Fruita elementary schools. Schultz made the pledge ...


Tourist spending bounces back from meager recent past

By Duffy Hayes

If it seemed like the summer weekends were crowded with events and visitors around town, that was not your imagination. Local economic data for the summer months show that tourist spending is bouncing back to levels not seen in the past few ...


Car careens into fence at day care; children OK

By Lory Pounder

Two people were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and a child was treated and released at the scene after a Ford Escort crashed into the fence at a Grand Junction preschool We Kare-A-Lot Preschool on 12th ...


Judge sentences ‘sex predator’ to 12 years

By Paul Shockley

Expressing “severe reservations” about a plea agreement last month, Mesa County District Judge Valerie Robison reversed herself Wednesday and signed off on the same deal in the case of a man who admitted to trying to molest a young ...

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