Western Colorado

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City staff opts for 3 percent cut in pay

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Grand Junction city employees will take a 3 percent pay cut next year, as city officials continue to find ways to cope with declining sales-tax revenue. City officials announced Friday that an employee committee made up of two representatives ...


Grocery workers await word on when they’ll go on strike

By Staff

Unionized workers of Safeway, City Market and Albertsons grocery stores are awaiting word from Washington, D.C., on when to strike. Contract negotiations have stalled and Safeway workers have voted to go on strike. Because of an agreement ...


Term-limits vote may affect 2010 sheriff’s race

By Staff

The current mail-ballot election provides an opportunity for voters to extend the terms of office for Mesa County’s sheriff, district attorney and coroner. But Palisade Police Chief Carroll Quarles views that ballot measure as the last ...


Fired GJ officer to be buried with honors

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction police officer who committed suicide after his arrest on sex assault allegations will be buried with police honors Tuesday following services on the campus of a U.S. Navy base in Florida. Sheba Phillips, a spokeswoman ...


Man in coma after yard work injury

By Amy Hamilton

A Fruita man who was seriously injured Wednesday while doing yard work in Grand Junction was in a coma Thursday and listed in critical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital, according to the man’s wife. Josh Gill, who works for Mesa ...


Hall explains decision on energy job

By Dennis Webb

The departing Western Slope representative for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association says it was her decision to leave that position and that she plans to continue working on promoting the industry, but in a less time-intensive way. Kathy ...


Prisons chief defends early releases

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A program in which 10 state prison inmates were released this month was accelerated by the state’s budget crisis, Colorado Department of Corrections head Ari Zavaras said Thursday. It also was the result of an extended effort to better ...


Woman takes ride of her life, ditches suspect

By Amy Hamilton

Less than 24 hours after being kidnapped and threatened with her life, tears came to the eyes of Casey Martinez as she looked up at the court television screen Thursday and saw that the man she accused of attacking her was behind bars. No one ...


Cartel crackdown snares 3 locals

By Paul Shockley

Several men have been arrested in Mesa County on drug-related charges in connection to what U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday called the largest single strike at a Mexican drug cartel operating in the United States. Authorities in ...


Tipton eyes 3rd District run against Salazar

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State Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican who lost a previous bid for Congress to Democrat John Salazar, is thinking about taking another run for the 3rd Congressional District. Tipton visited with Grand Junction Republicans on Thursday at ...


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