Western Colorado

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City transfers employees after trimming departments

By Emily Shockley

Twelve city of Grand Junction employees have lost their jobs since the start of 2009,  but they are still working for the city. When their jobs in administration, public works and planning, and neighborhood services became superfluous ...


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Grain silo sprouts 2nd life as billboard

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For decades, the Co-op grain elevator has been a Fruita landmark, a rural skyscraper that has been a symbol of this city’s agricultural roots. Those roots still run deep, but soon the tallest structure will serve as an advertising ...


De Beque teen dies in rollover

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A De Beque teenager was killed and two other teens were injured in a rollover accident near De Beque late Saturday night that authorities said was caused in part by mud covering the truck’s headlights. James E. Jack, 18, was pronounced ...


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Lawn removed to make way for massive garden

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A lush, green lawn doesn’t appeal to Karen Green. She’s more concerned with the “green” an abundant garden can save by feeding her family. Green has done away with the traditional yard and replaced her landscaping with ...


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Canals unclogged during burn season

By Amy Hamilton

Little seems to get residents fired up more than the smoke and smell of an agricultural burn. But burning off weeds along ditch banks is one way the Grand Valley Drainage District ensures that excess irrigation water heads back to the ...


Social worker honored for lifetime achievement

By Staff

The Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently presented a lifetime achievement award to Grand Junction’s Maynard Hesselbarth at a reception in Denver. Hesselbarth was nominated by Wendy Tompkins, who cited ...


Hanging Lake Trail to close for 3 months

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Hanging Lake Trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in western Colorado, will be closed for three months beginning next month as the U.S. Forest Service undertakes a number of trail reconstruction and maintenance projects. The 1.2-mile ...


GarCo supports natural gas for vehicles, needs station built in area

By Dennis Webb

Employees of the county that leads the state in natural gas production soon may be driving three new vehicles powered by the fuel. Garfield County commissioners have agreed to have the county buy the vehicles, but the purchases hinge on a ...


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Local leaders fueling idea of compressed natural gas

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There could be a day in the not-too-distant future when the bus you ride to work or school, the truck that hauls away your garbage and the sweeper that clears your street will run on compressed natural gas rather than gasoline. Several Grand ...


Teacher issues called impediments in ‘Race to the Top’ for Colorado

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Colorado’s disappointing finish in the “Race to the Top” for millions of federal dollars reflected its inability to deal with issues such as teacher evaluations and rewarding teachers for high performance. The result ...


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