Western Colorado

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MEMORIAL DAY 1 5-25

Young and old alike remember fallen heroes

By Melinda Mawdsley

Instead of speaking, Gabriel Howell walked around shaking hands with veterans and the families of deceased veterans before the Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Gabriel is 2 years old. Regina Howell, ...


Cost of getting bond issue on ballot cost District 51 $33K more than budgeted

By Emily Shockley

A quest for money ended up costing School District 51 more than expected. The school district underestimated the cost of the 2008 election in which the district sought a $185 million bond measure. As a result, the fund that includes election ...


Firehouse for sale; rural department needs funds

By Amy Hamilton

Firefighters with the all-volunteer station of the East Orchard Mesa Fire Protection District run into problems every time they respond to a fire. For the past 10 years, the rural department with about a dozen volunteers has crammed three ...


Man accused of knifepoint robbery

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police quickly arrested a man suspected of robbing another man of $310 in cash at knifepoint at a park on Saturday. The victim and the suspect, 19-year-old Derek Preston Paiz, are acquaintances, said Cpl. Richard Roquemore. ...


Police look for shooting motive

By Amy Hamilton

Two victims of a Friday night shooting in Orchard Mesa were both upgraded to good condition Sunday night, according to an official at St. Mary’s Hospital. Clinton Waters, 24, was shot three times in the abdomen. Anthony Garcia, 36, was ...


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Grand Junction caught in the run on ammo

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There are guns aplenty, but ammunition is hard to come by in Grand Junction and elsewhere, gun-shop owners say. At Jerry’s Outdoor Sports, purchases have been limited so that more customers can get at least some of the ammunition they ...


More people want to learn to shoot, but they need bullets

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More and more people are trying to learn how to use handguns, and at least one local instructor chalks up the interest to fears about the Obama administration. Another, though, says interest in self-defense started with the terrorist attacks ...


Global demand will force U.S. to look at full range of energy options

By Dennis Webb

State Geologist Vince Matthews can think of more than a billion reasons to expect increasing pressure to develop Colorado’s natural resources, and they all live in China. A ravenous appetite for resources by the Chinese and another ...


Fruita approves 35 feet as maximum sign height

By Staff

Signs are growing taller in Fruita. A thoroughly debated ordinance regarding the height of signs was approved recently by the Fruita City Council. The city’s old sign code limited signs to a maximum height of 8 feet. The new code allows ...


SEM Group asphalt plant to resume operations

By Staff

An asphalt plant that supplies much of western Colorado and eastern Utah with road materials was due to close, but instead will ramp up production, allowing the Mesa County Road and Bridge Department to do its annual road-maintenance ...


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