Western Colorado

Page 1371 of 2092


Resident still skeptical about city transparency

By Amy Hamilton

It’s been a couple weeks since residents of an Orchard Mesa neighborhood celebrated a victory when a permit for gravel mining operation in their area was denied. But for Carrol Zehner, one of the opposition members, becoming complacent ...


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Todd ending decades of public service

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More than three decades of experience will leave Mesa County on Thursday, the last day for Monika Todd as county treasurer. Todd’s two terms as treasurer followed three terms as county clerk and recorder, meaning she has served 20 years ...


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Graffiti artist helps chamber stay on message

By Amy Hamilton

When you think of graffiti, curse words, gang signs or lewd images may come to mind. But lately around Grand Junction, at least one tagger has adopted a slogan that local business leaders applaud: buy local. That’s the message in ...


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GJ group steps to plate for troops

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Stealing home is a play mostly reserved for the Colorado Rockies. For Grand Mesa Little League and some Grand Junction residents, their goal is to help military personnel keep their homes. In April, Grand Mesa Little League will use its ...


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Women dominate college classes

By Emily Shockley

A six-piece series of children’s books in the Mesa State College bookstore sends a curious message to its majority-female student base. The set includes four books with boys on the cover, one dressed as a firefighter, one dressed as a ...


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GJ mayor tries to avoid stereotypes

By Emily Shockley

As a woman earning a doctorate in immunology, Teresa Coons was a minority in graduate school, and her professors didn’t let her forget it. “Dirty jokes were just accepted,” Coons said. She and other women in the program ...


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Waitress, single mom who went back to college now directs Workforce Center

By Emily Shockley

Sue Tuffin was a single mother working as a waitress for 90 cents an hour when she decided she needed more. She had worked in a finance office while putting her then-husband through college and earned a certificate as a teenager from a ...


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Told to ‘dream big,’ Hospice leader did

By Emily Shockley

Christy Whitney calls herself a reluctant leader. She never imagined she would rise to president and chief executive officer of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado when she became a hospice volunteer in 1979 in Durango. It ...


Landscaping code now more flexible

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A recent series of changes to Mesa County’s land-development code will provide more landscaping options for new development in the county, a welcome change for builders who have long complained that the county’s standards were too ...


Paonia coal mine has links with energy-starved China

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International interest in Colorado coal is a welcome economic signal, but it doesn’t mean clean coal from the northwest will soon be sent across the Pacific Ocean, the head of the mining association said. State officials are pinning ...


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