Western Colorado

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GarCo skeptical about more creek testing

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners voiced skepticism Monday about the continuing concerns of a landowner south of Silt who wants more groundwater testing near the site of a natural gas seep discovered in 2004. Lisa Bracken long has contended that ...


Utah pit out of compliance

By Matthew Berger

Within 30 minutes on a recent late afternoon, three white tanker trucks rolled off Interstate 70 and up the unpaved road. Their destination: 14 ponds carved out of the desert between the highway and the Bookcliffs, north of the Cisco ...


Man shot at motel; suspects at large

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Grand Junction police spent much of Monday looking for two men in connection to a shooting at a Horizon Drive hotel that hospitalized one man. The man, about whom police declined to release information, was shot once in the abdomen just after ...

Evaporation ponds grow in number

By Matthew Berger

There are 22 centralized evaporation pond facilities in Colorado, including both those that are company-specific and those that, like Danish Flats, take in wastewater from a variety of companies. That number continues to rise as old ponds ...

Three Sisters fundraising gets a boost

By Amy Hamilton

Plans to make trails and an educational center on 130-acre parcel off Monument Road may be a little closer to reality, thanks to a matching grant from Alpine Bank. Fundraising for the Three Sisters project is $25,000 shy of meeting its ...

Fire southwest of Gateway contained

By Amy Hamilton

A wildfire burning southwest of Gateway was considered fully contained Sunday, which fire managers had expected. One hot shot crew of about 20 firefighters, one helicopter and one engine will be working throughout the week to completely ...


Garfield foreclosures finally falling

By Dennis Webb

Foreclosure filings in Garfield County finally have begun slowing, after three years of setting records. However, the foreclosure situation still remains bad in the county, officials say. There have been 250 foreclosure filings so far this ...

Lasting impact of early spring hard to pinpoint

By Matthew Berger

Research on the iconic wildflowers around Crested Butte is shedding light on the impacts of earlier springs on both the flowers and the animals that depend on them. David Inouye has been spending his summers at the Rocky Mountain Biological ...

Independent school to open in Montrose

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Amber Gardner opened Bright Beginnings preschool in the fall of 2008 with eight students who met in the garage of her Montrose home. Four years later, the school has 220 preschool through first-grade students and 31 employees in a building at ...


Petition decries man’s plea deal in dog torture

By Paul Shockley

A group of animal rights activists claim nearly 3,000 signatures in an online petition asking a Mesa County judge to reject probation for a man who tortured and killed a dog. “Hand 4Paws,” which bills itself as a collection of ...

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