Western Colorado

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Colorado’s Strickland ending Interior service

By Dennis Webb

A Coloradan who is stepping down from a top Interior Department post provided important perspectives there as a westerner and an attorney, a conservation group representative said Monday. Tom Strickland, assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife ...

GJ Lions Club gives fundraising proceeds to 15 organizations

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Lions Club announced Monday morning that 15 nonprofit organizations were chosen to receive grants from proceeds of the club’s annual carnival fundraiser. The largest grant of $15,000 will be given to Western Colorado ...

City residents get brief wood stove OK

By Amy Hamilton

A weekend storm broke up an inversion and flushed out a substantial buildup of pollutants from the Grand Valley. It was enough to give Grand Junction residents the OK to use their wood-burning stoves through 3 p.m. today, according to Ed ...

Lawyers eye gas-field business

By Dennis Webb

A New York City law firm involved in achieving a settlement for responders injured after the 9/11 attacks has been reaching out to Garfield County residents about possible lawsuits over impacts of natural gas development. Peter Thomas of the ...

Suit filed for slain mother likely headed back to county

By Paul Shockley

A federal lawsuit stemming from the 2008 slaying of a pregnant Grand Junction mother may play out in Mesa County District Court. Denver Federal Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix recently granted a motion filed by attorneys representing the family ...

Gays hope to see civil union bill

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans are ready for a new state law that would allow homosexual couples to enter into civil unions, according to a Denver gay and lesbian group that has been touring the state to promote the idea. ColoradoOne, an education group that ...

State seeks applicants for Montrose DA position

By Staff

Candidates interested in being appointed the district attorney for the Western Slope’s 7th Judicial District have until the end of the week to apply for the post. Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper will appoint a replacement for District ...

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Homeless families find shelter from bitter cold at day center

By Amy Hamilton

The hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., especially on Sundays, were always the biggest challenge for the Terry family. During the days, the homeless family improvised to keep warm, wandering the aisles for long hours at Wal-Mart and Mesa Mall or ...


Newest legislators hope to quickly straighten learning curve

By Charles Ashby

Rep.-elect Ray Scott already knows he’ll make mistakes in the statehouse. Every freshman lawmaker does. But the Grand Junction Republican who will be sworn into office when the Colorado Legislature convenes the 2011 session Wednesday ...

Bipartisan efforts could revive state timber industry, representatives say

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A pair of freshman representatives from different political parties have begun work to find solutions to the state’s bark-beetle infestation and spark a revival of the region’s timber industry. State Sen.-elect ...

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