Western Colorado

Page 1610 of 1971

Contractors clash over bidding on Main Street

By {screen_name}

The cost and scope of the renovation of seven blocks of Main Street in downtown Grand Junction have been scrutinized and criticized since the project was unveiled seven months ago. Now, exactly who should perform the work is a matter of some ...

HOPE 11-17

Children try to help others far away

By Emily Shockley

Chipeta and Dos Rios elementary school students will affect the lives of their classmates and kids nearly 10,000 miles away with their next fundraiser. Students will sell six styles of bracelets made by South African women for $4 to $10 ...

Helmick calm during adversity, tapes show

By Amy Hamilton

A Whitewater woman on trial in the killing of her husband cried little and spoke softly during separate interviews with police after an attempt to blow up their car in Delta and two months later after her husband’s murder. Miriam ...

Gunpowder in HelmickĀ’s car, on shoes, agent testifies

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent testified Tuesday that gunshot residue was found inside a car that Miriam Helmick had driven the morning her husband was killed, and that it was found on the shoes she wore that day. CBI agent Carol ...

Insanity plea mulled by Hilltop rapes suspect

By Paul Shockley

An attorney for a Grand Junction man accused of raping two disabled women says a plea of insanity is being considered. District Judge Valerie Robison on Tuesday set a deadline of Dec. 4 for public defenders to enter a plea of not guilty by ...

Sentence in girl’s death is 32 years

By Amy Hamilton

Nothing less than the maximum, 32 years in prison, would have pleased the father of a 3-year-old girl who died by child abuse. Jamie Baca said some sort of justice was served when the killer of his daughter, Miranda Baca, was handed that ...


Wastewater pit permit OK’d over objections

By Staff

The first phase of an evaporative-wastewater facility southeast of De Beque was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Mesa County Commission. It took the commission four hours to approve a conditional use permit for the 803-acre facility to be ...

City OKs moratorium on medical pot shops

By {screen_name}

The city of Grand Junction will take a one-year timeout on licensing medical marijuana dispensaries to give city staff and state legislators time to craft regulations for the blooming industry. The City Council unanimously agreed Monday night ...

Fruita council OKs pot shops, but imposes restrictions

By Amy Hamilton

Medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed in Fruita but only in designated areas and under limited conditions, according to a majority vote by City Council members Tuesday night. However, relatively little space within the city limits is ...

Bus drivers’ union wants District 51 to back raises in pay by First Student

By Emily Shockley

School bus drivers want School District 51’s support as they continue to request higher wages and better benefits from First Student, the district’s bus-service subcontractor. The district pays First Student to pay its drivers, ...

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