Western Colorado

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Sen. Udall serves KP duty, hikes refurbished trail on monument

By Amy Hamilton

Only a few people at Grand Junction’s soup kitchen recognized him, but Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., donned a waterproof apron and scrubbed dishes after lunch Monday. Udall’s visit on Labor Day included a stop at Colorado National ...

Crews renew battle to put out series of pesky coal mine fires

By Dennis Webb

A number of old underground coal mine fires in the region are getting new attention as officials work to try to at least cool them down, if not put them out. The Colorado Inactive Mines Reclamation Program and the federal Office of Surface ...

8-mile trail extension being designed

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Mesa County wants to hear from walkers, joggers, bikers and other users of the Colorado Riverfront Trail as it prepares to embark on the longest extension of the trail ever completed at one time. Grand Junction landscape design firm Ciavonne, ...

New Christian high school opens today

By Emily Shockley

A new private Christian high school will open today inside Valley Church at 2940 Interstate 70-Business Loop. The founders of Grand Valley Christian High School say the area has many K-8 Christian schools to choose from, but the options are ...

Congressman plays bit part in family drama

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Two unrelated dramas, one a western Colorado land fight and the other a long-lasting family feud, are converging in the shadow of Ragged Mountain and in the fevered atmosphere of 2010 politics. William Koch, who is seeking the land trade to ...

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Plea deal imminent in fatal stabbing

By Paul Shockley

A woman charged with stabbing a man to death, then trying to hire a hit man to kill witnesses in the case, is expected to enter into a plea agreement this week. Amy Adamson, 20, is scheduled for a plea hearing Tuesday morning before District ...


Community to rescue after vandals storm castle

By Amy Hamilton

You could call it a fairy tale ending, how the community banded together to remodel the children’s castle at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave. Incensed after vandals destroyed the castle’s interior in ...

College purchases land for body farm

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Mesa State College has completed its purchase of the land where it intends to study the decomposition of human bodies, but corpses won’t show up at the site anytime soon. The college’s Real Estate Foundation closed on its purchase ...

Infant deaths in focus

By Amy Hamilton

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and Mesa County officials want parents and caregivers to be aware of the possibility of infants dying needlessly in their sleeping environment. From 2004 to 2009, 10 infants younger than 1 year ...

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Yo-yos build father-son bond

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Aman Sircus and his son, Ronin Lee, have had their ups and downs, but their relationship has reached new heights with the help of the yo-yo. Sircus, 31, and Lee, 10, co-founded the 97Yo-Yo Club more than two years ago. For the first eight ...

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