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Cutting engines is cutting pollution at some GarCo schools

By Dennis Webb

A new program that is enlisting students to protect their lungs from their parents’ idling vehicles at schools is showing promise, including during a trial run this year in Garfield County. The program encourages parents to turn off ...

Lawmen find getaway car; suspects loose

By Paul Shockley

A car investigators believe was driven by suspects in Monday’s armed robbery at a Riverside Parkway business has been recovered, authorities said Tuesday. The car, a 2001 silver Pontiac Grand Prix with Colorado license plates, was ...


Police starting to move into new, larger building

By Staff

The new public safety complex between Pitkin and Ute avenues and Sixth and Fifth streets is close to done but not yet open to the public. The Grand Junction Police Department sent a press release Monday to media outlets saying the outside of ...

Off-road course gets green flag

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Aspiring off-road drivers will have a place to learn how to negotiate whoo-dos and oscillation bumps as early as next month in a course to be built in Unaweep Canyon. The Mesa County Commission on Monday unanimously approved a conditional-use ...

Street repair, bleacher safety priorities

By Amy Hamilton

Reinstating a chip-sealing program, adding more safety features to Stocker Stadium bleachers, and building an annex and parking structure for police vehicles top the list. At the bottom are paying for Horizon Drive improvements, developing ...

Uranium mining regulations stand

By Charles Ashby

A Denver District Court judge last week rejected a lawsuit challenging state regulations aimed at protecting groundwater supplies for a certain type of uranium mining. While the suit primarily impacts a controversial mine near Fort Collins ...

Private-property group to work on sage-grouse, drilling issue

By Dennis Webb

Over objections from several local residents, Garfield County commissioners Monday agreed to pay up to $20,000 for the advice of a private-property advocacy group as it works with the federal government on management of greater sage-grouse ...

Mesa County pleads case for Roan gas

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The Mesa County Commission called on the U.S. Department of Interior to move forward on a plan for drilling natural gas on the Roan Plateau. The Mesa County letter was written to support a similar letter from the Garfield County Commission ...

Some BLM offices ease fire limits

By Dennis Webb

After recent rain, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and the Uncompahgre and Gunnison field offices of the Bureau of Land Management will return to Stage 1 restrictions Wednesday. Campfires will be allowed in permanent ...

Blue Mesa releases reduced

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Weekend rains allowed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to begin storing water in Blue Mesa Reservoir. Officials are required to release enough water from the Aspinall Unit on the Gunnison River so there is 900 cubic feet per second in the ...

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