Western Colorado

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Caught between beetle, hard spot in economy

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Beetles are battering Colorado’s forests, but the battle on the bugs also is bolstering the region’s lumber industry, at least for a while. Federal officials earlier this month announced they were pumping $40 million into the ...


Beetle bill helped, but was a little late

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Congress seven years ago took steps to corral the bark beetle now ravaging Colorado and other western states. It turned out, though, the effort was too little, too late, said Scott McInnis, R-Colo., a six-term U.S. representative who crafted ...


City emphasizes reservoir water safe, mercury in fish negligible

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction drinking water source Juniata Reservoir is closed for fishing because fish in the water have tested positive for mercury contamination. Although unsafe levels of mercury were found in small-mouth bass in the reservoir, the ...


Salazar:  Parts of health bill good

By Staff

Uncertain that a large health care package can win passage in Congress, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is looking for parts of the package that move forward. Salazar, whose 3rd Congressional District includes most of the Western Slope, got ...


Blagg’s attorneys ask judge for more testimony in appeal

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys pushing for a new trial for convicted murderer Michael Blagg have asked a judge to allow more testimony from a former senior official at Mesa State College. Larry Cackler, now a comptroller at the University of San Francisco, would ...


Local Briefs, Feb. 21, 2010

By Staff

Help needed at food bank, elsewhere Mesa County RSVP Inc. connects individuals ages 55 and older to volunteer positions in any of its more than 90 member agencies. Volunteer opportunities include: Senior Scholar Tutor, free training class ...


Multicultural conference a first

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 and Mesa State College co-sponsored their first multicultural conference for local eighth- through 12th-grade students Saturday at the college. The daylong event included a campus tour, a visit from U.S. Rep. John Salazar, ...


Fitzgerald William file Mug

Man suspected of beating teen

By Emily Shockley

A 35-year-old man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of assaulting a 14-year-old boy in the 2200 block of Renaissance Boulevard, causing the boy to go to the hospital. William Fitzgerald was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of ...


Lions Club Parade

Lions Club Parade

By William Woody

Under snowy skies Saturday, hundreds of people lined Colorado Avenue in downtown Grand Junction for the 2010 Lions Club parade.  ...


Where the kill logs go

Where the kill trees go

By William Woody

Trees from around Colorado killed by the pine beetle infestation are processed into a variety of wood products.  ...


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