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Area officials on the airport controversy

By Staff

What Mesa County Commissioners are saying: “A few people now have brought so much attention to the Grand Junction airport that TSA won’t even talk to anybody. The airport was not thought out when it was built. General aviation ...

Grand Junction Regional Airport: Management travel necessary, officials of other airports say

By Amy Hamilton

The role of an airport director most likely means getting out and selling your airport, according to directors in the region. Greg Phillips, aviation director at Eagle County Airport, said it’s important to get in front of airline ...

Airport board finds just two reviews for Tippetts

By Amy Hamilton

Oversight over Grand Junction Regional Airport Director Rex Tippetts by the airport’s board since the start of his employment appears to be thin, according to results of a Colorado Open Records Act request for all written, yearly ...

Tippetts’ expenses under scrutiny

By Amy Hamilton

As tensions mounted over the Grand Junction Regional Airport fence issue, some general aviation tenants targeted airport Director Rex Tippetts for firing and launched inquiries into his expenses and activities. They asked: Why did he travel? ...


80 years and a mountain of cabbage

By Amy Hamilton

The Fruita United Methodist Church’s annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner had 79 years under its belt going into Saturday, and dinner No. 80 showed it’s still picking up steam. The 30 women in the United Methodist Women prepared ...


Critics call for firing; board backs director

By Amy Hamilton

Rex Tippetts has a target on his back, placed there firmly by some members of the general aviation community and some Grand Junction City Council members who want to fire him and his bosses: the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority. But ...

GPS was working before slaying in Mesa, county says

By Paul Shockley

A Global Positioning System ankle monitor that was removed by a killer in Mesa without alerting authorities was functioning properly, at least from a technological standpoint, Mesa County officials said this week. Robert Allen Matile, 47, ...

Bill eliminates $50,000 bond for tow firms

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Montrose Rep. Don Coram is to reintroduce a measure Monday that he hopes can save hundreds of jobs around the state. At issue is a little-known law approved by the Colorado Legislature two years ago that required towing ...


Fence still doesn’t fly at airport

By Amy Hamilton

It’s 8 feet high with three strands of electrified barbed wire on top. Its base extends a few feet into the ground. A fence that winds about two miles up a dirt road from 29 Road and the desert ends abruptly within sight of the ...


Concert scene is heating up

By Amy Hamilton

Lee Butler wasn’t about to take a chance and miss getting Primus tickets. The 35-year-old was the first in line at 4 a.m. Saturday morning at the Mesa Theater box office, which wouldn’t open for six more hours. Butler, who usually ...

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