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College’s candidate for WCCC post has rocky past

By Staff

A woman whom Mesa State College is considering to head the Western Colorado Community College campus was removed from her last position over allegations of mismanaging funds. Christine Johnson was president of the Community College of Denver ...

Panel OKs apartments, balks at new entry

By Amy Hamilton

Members of Grand Junction’s Planning Commission on Tuesday night unanimously voted in favor of allowing an 48-unit apartment complex at what’s known as the Corner Square development southwest of North First Street and Patterson ...

Loma man dies in crash near Salida

By The AP

SALIDA — A Loma man is dead after the driver of a sport utility vehicle he was riding in lost control of the vehicle and plunged into the Arkansas River. The Colorado State Patrol said 23-year-old Derek Lemay was a passenger in a 1983 ...

Chamber reps to speak up on new gas rules

By Staff

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce plans to load up a bus with a few other like-minded people and head to the Capitol this week to make a statement about the oil and gas rules on the Legislature’s table. On Thursday the state ...

Man found dead of natural causes

By Staff

Authorities say a 61-year-old Grand Junction man was found dead of natural causes Saturday on Baxter Pass in Garfield County north of Mack. The body of David Harmon was found northwest of the old Atchee Train Depot near mile marker 21 on ...

Pay gap among teachers hurting schools, students?

By Staff

Average teacher salaries by school in School District 51 vary by nearly $10,000 between some schools, which sparks the question: Does such a disparity equate to an unequal distribution in teacher quality in schools? Colleen Martin, executive ...


More than a quarter of Garfield County’s private land in energy firms’ hands

By Dennis Webb

A conservation group says sizable land ownership by energy companies in Garfield County serves as reason to rebuff efforts to give property owners veto powers over new oil and gas restrictions for critical wildlife areas. The Colorado ...


Cajun eatery opens in downtown GJ

By Carrie Marfitano

Sue Perkins hopes visitors to her new Cajun seafood restaurant, La Louisiane, feel like they’re in Louisiana itself. Perkins said her seafood arrives 12 hours after the boat carrying it docks at the New Orleans Fish House. Her coffee, ...

Coordinator for public lands volunteers to work with Partners youth programs

By Staff

Even though the Mesa County Commission kept its promise and did not hire any new employees this year, it did fund one: a public lands volunteer coordinator. The position is intended to manage volunteers and match them with appropriate public ...

Public meeting is today on Mesa Mall bus stop

By Staff

Mesa County wants to know what you think of a proposed change to the bus stop at Mesa Mall. A meeting today will show residents exactly what is planned.  “This is just a great opportunity for the citizens to understand the ...

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