Western Colorado

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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

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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, ...

GarCo officials want tougher action against natural gas seep near Silt

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County is pressing for answers from the state over a consultant’s concerns about a natural gas seep in West Divide Creek south of Silt. Geoffrey Thyne, a geological consultant for the county, says the ...

Area births and marriages, through Nov. 11

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Chris and Jamie Folnsbee, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 1. Shane and Bridgette Girlinghouse, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 2. Justin Hopkins and Holly Brown, Collbran, a daughter, Nov. ...

One million checkouts and counting

By Staff

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, the Mesa County library system checked out its one millionth item of the year. “That’s a huge new record,” said Eve Tallman, libraries director. “We have never checked out a million items in a ...

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Student of the week: James Mauch

By Staff

James Mauch, Fruita Monument senior GPA: 3.7. Parents: Mary and Marvin Meyers. After-school activities: Future Farmers of America, football, 4-H Club, shooting, work. Favorite book: “Oh the Places You Will Go,” by Dr. ...

County adjusts code for areas of mixed urban, rural land use

By Staff

It is a story straight out of the Wild West — better make that the tame west. In a land where wide-open spaces abut fenced yards, rural and urban residents are bound to conflict. On Monday, the Mesa County Commission found a middle ...

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