Western Colorado

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High price of fodder has growers stacking their money along with bales

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While western Colorado has enjoyed a wetter-than-normal year thus far, local farmers and ranchers are feeling the effects of a prolonged drought that continues to plague southeastern Colorado, the Midwest and the southern Plains. What’s ...

Chamber, economic group push ballot for School District 51 funds

By Charles Ashby

A School District 51 proposal to place a $12.5 million mill levy override on this year’s ballot won early support from two Grand Junction business groups. Independently of each other, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and the ...

Don’t drink the water in Hotchkiss

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Hotchkiss residents are being asked for the next six months not to drink tap water in town as a result of contamination stemming from disinfection efforts. Cafes and other businesses are taking the warning in stride, offering bottled water to ...

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Montrose /Olathe home football seasons at home Friday night.

By William Woody

Olathe (Blue) battles Steamboat Springs (White) Friday night in Olathe. Montrose (Black) toppled Rack Canyon (White) Friday in Montrose.  ...

Deadline today for school board candidates

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School board candidates have until 4:30 p.m. today to submit petitions to the School District 51 superintendent’s office at 2115 Grand Ave. As of Thursday afternoon, six petitions had been picked up, and three had been turned in. The ...

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Car thief takes Cadillac from 81-year-old man

By Staff

Grand Valley law enforcement agencies were looking Thursday night for a vehicle that was stolen from an elderly man earlier in the day. Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras said the 81-year-old man was in front of his ...

First mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

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Mosquitoes trapped in the Grand Junction area have tested positive for the West Nile virus, a reminder that residents need to protect themselves to avoid infection, Mesa County health officials announced Thursday. It is the first positive ...

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Man accused in crime spree to be tested for competency

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A man accused in a crime spree that culminated in an hours-long standoff with police last month has been ordered to undergo a medical examination to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley ...

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Thousands of firearms taken from shop

By Paul Shockley

Jim Wilcox told a federal agent he bought 47,616 firearms at his downtown Grand Junction pawn shop since 2002, according to federal records. He said he sold 42,158 of them. Just a month ago, Wilcox said his inventory consisted of more than ...

Local briefs, Aug. 26, 2011

By Staff

Fruita center closed for week In an effort to maintain the Fruita Community Center, the facility will be closed for a week each year to undertake large maintenance projects. The facility will close Sept. 6-11, to allow staff and ...

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