Western Colorado

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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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Hot Dog! Memorial Day Weekend official kick-off to wiener season

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Memorial Day and hot dogs go together, well, like wieners and buns. The first long weekend of the summer also is the official start of hot dog season. According to the American Meat Institute’s National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, 7 ...


Teen sought for county advisory commission

By Emily Shockley

The deadline to join the Mesa County Teen Leadership Commission is fast approaching. High school students have until 5 p.m. June 1 to apply for membership on the commission. The teen commission advises the Mesa County Commission on issues ...


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