Western Colorado

Page 1675 of 1974

Weatherford International begins layoffs

By Staff

A division of Weatherford International, an oil-field services company based in Houston, has begun laying off employees in Grand Junction, according to a former employee. The company has several locations in Grand Junction and one in Rifle. ...


Chautauquans ready to act out historical roles

By Melinda Mawdsley

A musician, an inventor and a pirate were among the people invited to Susan Hall’s living room on a recent Saturday afternoon. Well, sort of. On Aug. 29, Hall, a teacher at Wingate Elementary School, hosted a rehearsal for several ...

Child is 3rd person to catch swine flu in Mesa County

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A child under the age of 5 has been hospitalized in Mesa County after contracting the H1N1 influenza virus, health officials announced Thursday. It is the third confirmed swine-flu case in the county. A young adult tested positive for the ...

3 firms cleared, 1 not in benzene probe

By Dennis Webb

The state has cleared three energy companies and is focusing on a fourth in the case of a man who became ill after drinking benzene-contaminated water at his cabin northwest of Parachute. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff ...

Residents: Term limits for officials should stay

By Staff

According to a recent survey, Mesa County residents do not want to extend the two-term limits for the sheriff, district attorney and coroner. The survey was conducted Saturday during a telelephone-town-hall meeting with Mesa County officials. ...


Two town halls on health care diverge in tone

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More than 30 Mesa County residents fired off sharp-tongued comments and questions to three members of Congress in opposition to massive health care reform Thursday night, while one of those congressmen laid out his reasons for supporting ...

Fruitvale annexation drive ramping up

By Staff

Effort also includes Clifton; petition now being circulated Efforts to annex Fruitvale into Grand Junction are heating up. Mesa County is ready to start a whirlwind round of meetings that will coincide with a petition drive. A committee ...

Valley owner silent at hearing

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Investment firm under scrutiny in Denver court Valley Investments had $21 million in debts at the end of its last fiscal year, Sept. 20, 2008, its former chief financial officer testified Thursday. It took him only four months to see that ...

Abused Dog Oso 9-1-9

For abused dog Oso,  no more hard feelings

By Emily Shockley

Oso, the young dog featured in a July 15 Daily Sentinel article about increasing animal cruelty cases in Mesa County, has healed inside and out. The sore around his neck, which was caused by a chain so tight that it had grown into his skin, ...

Ed Carpenter couple

Carpenter carried tune, love for area

By Amy Hamilton

Edward Carpenter, a dedicated public servant who loved to sing and perform cowboy poetry, died Tuesday at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was 87. Carpenter represented the Western Slope as a Republican state representative for District 54 for ...

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