Western Colorado

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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 ...

Kids Voting: Student opinion poll

By Staff

On Nov. 3, kids voted along with adults. In Mesa County, 9,856 students cast their votes for term limits and school board candidates through the Kids Voting Mesa County program — a record turnout in an off-year election. They also were ...


Tax credit buoys home sales

By Emily Shockley

Kelly Marlin wanted to move to a nicer place in the rental market, but the lure of an $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers convinced her to get a place of her own. Marlin, 30, bought her home in Grand Junction on Oct. 30. She said she ...

Williams’ ‘green completions’ earn EPA award

By Dennis Webb

When Williams Production RMT began its first “green completions” of natural gas wells back in 2001, it was mainly with the goal of reducing wildfire danger. Company spokeswoman Susan Alvillar noted it used to be common to see ...


Toddler fights incurable disease

By Melinda Mawdsley

Torie Brady is too young to know anything about the medical condition that is killing her. “Why can’t it just be me?” Torie’s grandmother, Cheryl Moscrip, pleaded Sunday. Torie, with her red hair and mouth full of ...

Bereaved family denied access to daughter’s belongings in car

By Paul Shockley

The cremated remains of Peggy Rosales’ daughter sit perched on a living room mantle at the family’s home in Mack. Renae Christine Spear, 31, left behind four children, the youngest 16 months, on the night of Nov. 2 when she drove ...

$5.5 million left after Valley Investments failure

By Staff

By GARY HARMON The investors in Valley Investments who pumped about $33 million into the failed company might have more than $5.5 million left to divide up, a report says. Valley Investments, which was closed down by state regulators in May, ...

DUI suspected; 10-year-old girl riding in vehicle

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Grand Junction man was arrested Sunday morning fon suspicion of driving drunk with a child in his vehicle. Gilbert Daniel Stanley, 28, was arrested at 1:03 a.m. Sunday on a slew of suspected offenses, according to his arrest affidavit with ...

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