Western Colorado

Page 1676 of 1972

090109 1a RED SUNSET

Mesa County issues health advisory; haze could linger throughout week

By Emily Shockley

A health advisory issued Monday by the Mesa County Health Department continues today because of a thick layer of smoke blanketing the valley. Multiple wildfires torching the West Coast have generated most of the smoke, although wildfires in ...

Ritter singin’ different tune on natural gas, new official says

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Gov. Bill Ritter has a new point of view about natural gas, his new head of economic development told officials Monday in Grand Junction. Natural gas is “where the Western Slope is going to sing” in Ritter’s effort to build ...

MainStreet Redo 8-31-9

Main Street face-lift could triple in cost to more than $9 million

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A plan to renovate the retail hub and tourist draw that is downtown Grand Junction’s Main Street could cost nearly triple what officials originally estimated. The Grand Junction City Council unanimously approved a plan Monday night that ...

EPA finds contaminated water possibly linked to Wyoming wells

By Dennis Webb

Area oil and gas industry critics are praising the Environmental Protection Agency for tests that discovered drinking water contaminants were possibly connected to drilling-related activities in Wyoming. Among other findings, the EPA ...

Cottonwood Comeback

By Amy Hamilton

A small group of local residents has a vision for a portion of the Colorado River that includes shaded places to rest and a return to the native ecosystem. It’s a dream the 80-some members of the Friends of McInnis Canyons hope others ...

Addicts will pay for meth ring breakup

By Paul Shockley

The price of increasingly expensive methamphetamine will go even higher in Mesa County with the breakup of a massive meth operation in Denver, law enforcement officials say. The higher price for meth because of a sudden decrease in supply ...


On Grand Mesa, a gap in time

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Tucked away on Grand Mesa, legend suggests, is a cave:  a hiding place for Spanish gold, the ancient meeting place of the Utes, or perhaps even the home of ancient civilization. It depends on the legend. From a distance, a rectangular ...

CBI in GJ 8-14-9

Looking for clues, and help

By Amy Hamilton

Every week in Denver, officials with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation wish they could get more staff members into the Grand Junction field office. “We talk about it here every week, the problems a lack of resources in Grand ...

Grand Junction businessman mulls run in 3rd District

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Among his first impressions of voters whom he may try to win over next year is that they feel disconnected from their government, said Ray Scott, a Grand Junction businessman who is considering a run for the 3rd Congressional District ...

Victim of budget cut has ‘no concept’ that world about to change

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Dennis Bray was something of a miracle four decades ago. He was the first baby to survive a surgery designed to repair his circulatory system, which was out of kilter at birth, according to his younger sister, Susan Bray-Hall. Survival came ...

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