Western Colorado

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Ivan Lawyer booking photo

Trials delayed for troopers in Kemp death

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Richard Gurley on Thursday agreed to defense requests to delay trials for two Colorado State Patrol troopers who are charged in the slaying of Redlands resident Jason Kemp. State Trooper Ivan “Gene” Lawyer, 47, and ...

Fewer will get federal help with heating bills

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A decline in federal funding means hundreds of Mesa County individuals and families who received help paying their heating bills last winter could be left out in the cold this winter. The federal government changed the income guidelines for ...

Urgent care on West End is in limbo

By William Woody

MONTROSE — To maintain urgent care after regular weekday hours and on weekends at the Basin Clinic on the West End of Montrose County, additional funding needs to be appropriated after voters there rejected a sales tax increase to keep ...

Caprock Academy’s enrollment leaps 36 percent

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Grand Junction charter school Caprock Academy ballooned from 470 students last year to 640 students this year. The tuition-free school, which enrolls students through a lottery system, went from offering two classes each in kindergarten ...

Palisade rare in its vote on dispensaries

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For several days leading up to Tuesday night’s election, Jesse and Desa Loughman tossed and turned. The anxiety and emotion that accompanied the fight to keep their medical marijuana center open coursed through them, leaving them unable ...

Snow forecast as pair of Pacific storms deliver 1-2 punch

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The Grand Valley will see another round of cool, wet weather this weekend and perhaps a chance of snow accumulation as a pair of Pacific storms moves into the area. A winter storm watch is in effect from this evening through Saturday ...

Colorado’s unique trustee system began after crisis over silver

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The silver that helped make Molly Brown rich also made the Colorado public-trustee system, which is unique in the nation. Colorado legislators and a Populist governor established a system of public trustees after the 1873 demonetization of ...

Fire forces family of 4 from home

By Staff

A fire at a Grand Junction home Thursday morning displaced a family of four, but firefighters were able to keep damage to a minimum, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. Two dozen firefighters responded to 676 28 Road just before ...

Silt sanctuary caring for two cubs orphaned after Crestone shooting

By Dennis Webb

Two bear cubs orphaned in August following a state wildlife officer’s controversial shooting of their mother near Crestone in August are being cared for at a Silt-area wildlife sanctuary, the Animal Law Center said Thursday in a news ...

Ideas fly after school funds denied

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School District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz was surprised to receive several phone calls Wednesday morning from people offering to volunteer at schools, help the district cut its budget, or speak to legislators about changing the state ...

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