Western Colorado

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Dilemma: I-70 drivers, wildlife seek safe passage

By Dennis Webb

A newly released study could help poke some more holes in what historically has been something of a Berlin Wall for wildlife in Colorado. Researchers working in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation and Federal Highway ...

Bus systems to receive federal funds

By Staff

Agencies in the Roaring Fork Valley and Eagle County are among seven statewide that will share in nearly $10.8 million of newly announced federal transit fund distributions next year. The Eagle County Regional Transportation Authority is ...

BLM employee honored for river work

By Staff

An employee with the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office has been recognized for his work to eradicate noxious weeds in western Colorado over the past decade. BLM natural resource specialist Mark “Sparky” ...

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Olathe pumpkin event a blast as fundraiser

By William Woody

OLATHE — The annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ is more than merely a celebration of hurling pumpkins into the air. Proceeds from Saturday’s event will help people in need through scholarships and other sponsorship programs. The ninth ...


Mesa County authorities ask for help finding man

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help locating a missing man with special needs: 21-year-old Stephen Blaise Helkowski. Deputies were notified about 1:30 p.m. Saturday that Helkowski was last seen in the 700 block of M ...

Mesa County public trustee shifting legal advertising from Sentinel to weeklies

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Legal notices about foreclosures in Mesa County are to be published as of next week in two small weekly newspapers that are printed in Montrose County. The change is worrisome to Grand Junction attorneys and other observers who said it could ...

Brown appointed, retained as trustee by Democratic governors

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Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown has been appointed by two governors, both Democrats, to the job of processing foreclosures in one of the state’s largest counties. It’s a patronage post that is rarely a lightning rod, ...

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Mesa stakes claim to west

By Amy Hamilton

Three years ago, Kalina and Kevin Young congratulated themselves on buying a tastefully remodeled home halfway into the 800 block of Bunting Avenue, a centralized location in town with views to the east of Colorado Mesa University. It ...

State looks to open up fracking

By Dennis Webb

Acting at the behest of Gov. John Hickenlooper, state oil and gas regulators have begun the process of considering a requirement for public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing of wells. At a special meeting last week, the ...

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Canyon View resident enjoys life in park

By Amy Hamilton

Becky Stoddart gets a kick out of giving people directions to her house. “You know that house in the middle of Canyon View Park ...?” she likes to say. Some people assume the solitary home near the park’s west entrance ...

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