Western Colorado

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Economic council’s first client gone, but legacy continues

By Emily Shockley

The Mesa County Economic Development Council, now the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, lost its first client in November 2004 when Hamilton Sundstrand announced it would close its Grand Junction facility and move overseas. Matt Collins ...


Christ Center reopens in larger space

By Allen Gemaehlich

Leslie McAninch sees the talent in young adults. McAninch, director of the Christ Center, is hoping the center’s new building will open some avenues for those young adults to discover what they can do. “It says in Ezekiel 37, ...

Legislative panel looks at budget conflict between TABOR, other amendments

By Staff

A legislative committee that spent much of the summer looking at the state’s fiscal problems approved five proposed measures Wednesday, one of which could lead to doing away with the popular Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. In addition ...

Local health exec takes lumps from comedian

By {screen_name}

Alex Lange benefited from and eventually will live down the fat-baby story that has so far surrounded his young existence. So, too, will Steve ErkenBrack. It might take longer, though, for the fat-baby furor to melt away. Alex this year ...

Man’s jail death of natural causes, Montrose County coroner says

By Paul Shockley

A man found dead in a holding cell at the Montrose County Jail had suffered from a heart condition, according to the Montrose County Coroner’s Office. Gerardo Velazquez-Velazquez, 45, died of natural causes on Sept. 12. The coroner ...

Economic council celebrates 25 years

By Emily Shockley

Boards crossed the windows of downtown and North Avenue commercial space. Small retailers disappeared each month. Unemployment crept above 11 percent. It was two years after Exxon pulled out of Garfield County when local business and civic ...

County handles priority vaccinations

By Staff

Five months after the World Health Organization declared an influenza pandemic, the Mesa County Health Department says it has vaccinated enough health care workers to handle the situation, according to a news release issued by the department ...

Mesa State trustees vote to drop anthropology, other programs

By Emily Shockley

Anthropology will no longer be offered as a major or minor at Mesa State College. Classes in anthropology will continue to be offered by professor Barry Michrina. But the phasing out of the anthropology major will mean the end of Clare ...


Suspect in killing may have admitted crime, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A man suspected of a fatal beating outside a downtown Grand Junction bar was heard minutes later at a local gas station saying he might have killed a man, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. “I beat his ass, and I think I killed ...

More tax liens for sale, but fewer buyers expected

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In recent, more prosperous years, the cups of coffee and boxes of doughnuts set out during Mesa County’s tax lien sale have been gobbled up quickly, as hundreds of potential investors with extra cash snapped up liens in the hopes that ...

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