Western Colorado

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Upgrades, more parking slated to begin this week

By Amy Hamilton

Some locals remember the small, gravel pullout off Monument Road. That scene is hard to conjure up now as the parking lot and trail head for the Lunch Loop trail network has expanded over the years. The area with 75 parking spaces, bathrooms ...

GJ council chooses jobs over vision for Fifth Street area

By Amy Hamilton

The allure of new jobs and a new metal-recycling business prompted Grand Junction City Council members Wednesday night to approve a permit for a salvage yard — a use that goes against the stated vision for the area around the Fifth ...

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Trail system expansion afoot

By Amy Hamilton

About 130 acres near the popular Lunch Loop trail system might have been yet another housing development dotting the slopes in the shadow of Colorado National Monument. Instead, if current deals go through, the area that is called the Three ...

Recall effort progresses against only 1 Montrose County commissioner

By William Woody

MONTROSE — All three Montrose County commissioners were targeted in a recent recall effort, but the only petition handed in before Tuesday’s deadline was one for Commissioner Gary Ellis. If enough of the signatures are valid, a ...

Udall, Bennet quiet on millionaires surcharge idea

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Colorado’s senators generally welcomed a proposal that surfaced Wednesday to modify President Barack Obama’s jobs bill, but neither endorsed the change specifically. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., unveiled plans to ...

District 51 chief to argue need for mill levy override for schools

By Staff

The Western Slope Conservative Alliance is hosting a debate tonight on the School District 51 proposed mill levy override, Referred Measure 3B. District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz will argue in support of the measure. Phyllis Hunsinger, ...

City moves ahead with baseball negotiations

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Baseball fans will have to wait a little longer to find out if professional baseball is in Grand Junction’s future. After meeting in executive session for more than an hour Wednesday evening, the Grand Junction City Council scheduled a ...

Boys found in Arizona after joyride

By William Woody

Two boys who had been missing since Sunday were found in Phoenix, about 500 miles from their Telluride homes, and were in the custody of police as of Wednesday afternoon. The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department received confirmation ...

Obama administration to accelerate review of power line project

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The Obama administration is ordering seven proposed power lines, including one that could cut across northwest Colorado, to be fast-tracked. The TransWest Express transmission line would carry wind-generated power from Wyoming west and then ...

Student count renews budget concerns

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After initially appearing flat, enrollment in District 51 schools has taken a triple-digit dive. The district counted 22,056 students on Sept. 23, 161 fewer students than the district counted during a corresponding day in September 2010. The ...

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