Western Colorado

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Tempers flare as tax bills advance

By Charles Ashby

Nine bills that suspend or eliminate tax exemptions on such things as candy and computers likely will land on Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk this week. Removal of the exemptions are part of an overall plan pushed by Ritter to balance not only ...

City Council considers comprehensive plan

By Emily Shockley

As the development applications rolled in and the growth plan amendments stacked up, Grand Junction City Council members realized it was time for a new plan. The plan would push away the zoning-centric growth plan and combine ideas for trail ...

Plan outline takes many aspects into account

By Emily Shockley

The comprehensive plan that the Grand Junction City Council will review Wednesday isn’t like any other plan in the city’s history because it focuses on more than just infrastructure, transportation or zoning. It takes them all into ...


Teen recovering in Denver after 2nd heart transplant

By Paul Shockley

Jenna Fisher got a new heart for Valentine’s Day in Denver. Back home, close family friends of the Mesa State College freshman, along with strangers, gathered Saturday morning to celebrate and raise money. “She got up (Friday) ...

GarCo to rethink letting public seek drilling hearings

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners will reconsider the county’s support for a lawsuit seeking to give the public the right to request a state hearing on oil and gas drilling permits. Commissioner John Martin said commissioners will revisit ...

Man buys beer at gunpoint

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction police were looking Saturday for a man who reportedly persuaded a store clerk at gunpoint to sell him beer. The suspect paid for his 40-ounce bottle of beer and walked out of the store, police said. Just before 9 p.m. Friday, ...

Cops: Ex-manager hatched Sonic burglaries

By Paul Shockley

A man who was fired from his manager’s job in January at a local Sonic Drive-in restaurant is accused of plotting two burglaries over 17 days at separate Sonic locations. Thomas G. Walsh, 24, of Clifton, was arrested Feb. 9 on suspicion ...

Best of bridge, Feb. 14, 2010

By Staff

Feb. 3: Kathy Worden and Audrey Murphy; Helen Bledsoe and Evelyn Saxton; Betty Johnson and Ann McFarland. Feb. 4: tie for first place, Carolyn Wiley and Marilyn McLaughlin and Darlene Clark and Judy Tirpack; third place, Jim Stafford and ...

Religion Briefs, Feb. 13, 2010

By Staff

Knights of Columbus plan fish fries Council 13621 of the Knights of Columbus, 790 26 1/2 Road, will have a fish fry each Friday during the Lenten season, beginning Feb. 19 through March 26. The public is welcome to feast on fried or baked ...


House panel clears Rep. King in ethics probe

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Steve King got a slap on the wrist Friday but was cleared of violating ethics rules over his handling of travel expenses. A House ethics committee ruled the Grand Junction Republican did not intend to enrich himself by getting reimbursed ...

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