Western Colorado

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Growers were caught unprepared

By Dave Buchanan

Grape and fruit growers have generations of experience dealing with spring frosts, which often come when young buds are at their most vulnerable to cold damage. But the sub-zero cold snap of December that killed grapes and vines across the ...


City, county focus turns to pollution from dust

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Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction are collaborating with state health officials to monitor and control dust that can whip up blinding storms in the spring and pose an unhealthy nuisance for residents. County commissioners adopted an ...


Frigid temperatures may have some Grand Valley grapes sitting out this wine season

By Dave Buchanan

An unexpected and unseasonable cold snap in early December has left widespread concern among Mesa County grape growers and winemakers. The annual meeting last week of the Western Colorado Horticultural Society was dominated by stories of ...


Worst-case scenario: income loss of $5 million for grape growers

By Dave Buchanan

The mid-December cold snap that sent temperatures plunging well below zero might cost Mesa County winemakers up to $5 million in income. That’s according to state viticulturist Horst Caspari of the Colorado State University Research ...


School district asks for opinions on budget cuts

By Staff

School District 51 is asking community members for advice on making $8 million to $12 million budget cuts next school year. Grand Valley residents can take a 14-question survey on the school district’s site, http://www.d51schools.org, ...


ExxonMobil, two others seek oil-shale leases

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management received two applications in Colorado and one in Utah in its second offering of oil shale research and development leases, agency spokesman Matt Spangler said Monday. That compares to about 20 applications during ...


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Vets wage war on oil dependence

By Emily Shockley

U.S. Navy veteran Rick Hegdahl patrolled oil tankers during part of his time in Kuwait from 2005 to 2006. Now retired after 24 years in the military, Hegdahl doesn’t want future generations of soldiers to pay with their lives to secure ...


Primary election to take place by mail

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Mesa County voters will go to their mailboxes rather than their local school or town hall to cast their ballots in this year’s primary election. County commissioners unanimously agreed Monday to forgo setting up vote centers across the ...


Group home seeking to dispel myths about facility

By Emily Shockley

A few neighbors have voiced concerns about three Mesa Developmental Services group homes under construction on 29 1/2 Road, Victoria Drive and Olson Avenue. But the outcry hasn’t been as loud as the one nearly eight years ago when Mesa ...


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Century Project

By Christopher Tomlinson

Tour the multimillion expansion at St. Mary’s.  ...


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