Western Colorado

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Sage grouse decision buys time for state’s conservation efforts

By Dennis Webb

A federal decision announced Friday confirms the future of a showy western bird is in doubt, but also buys time to try to save it in a way that moderates impacts on western industries such as energy development and agriculture. Interior ...


Demand high for orchard jobs

By Amy Hamilton

For years, Palisade peach grower John Cox barely got a response while advertising locally for temporary help to work his 30 acres. In 2008, for example, three local people called inquiring about work. And, in the years before that, he ...

Palisade officials in saloon spat

By Staff

Palisade police said Friday they will not pursue criminal charges against anyone in connection with a recent confrontation at a town bar that involved the mayor, the mayor pro tem and a man running for the town board. Police, however, still ...

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Teachers ‘bare their hair’ to raise money for student’s wheelchair

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Three teachers at Bookcliff Middle School had their heads shaved in honor of Braden Anderson, a sixth-grade student in need of a new wheelchair.0 The three lucky teachers ran victory laps and gave students high-fives after their fun, sloppy ...

Republican election group targets John Salazar over health care vote

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Republicans are tightening the pressure on U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., trying to turn around his yes vote on the House health care measure. The National Republican Congressional Committee started making “code-red alert” ...

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GOP hopefuls differ on health care

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Two Republicans facing off for the right to oppose U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., in the 3rd Congressional District offered sharply different views of how to deal with the nation’s health-care issue in a forum Thursday. Bob McConnell ...

Resorts stretching ski-lift hours

By Dave Buchanan

With winter waning and days getting longer, ski resorts across the state are stretching their hours and kicking back in the sun. Powderhorn, Telluride and other resorts are taking advantage of spring’s longer days and warmer ...

Police looking for man who threatened woman with knife

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Police Department officers are seeking a suspect who allegedly threatened to rob an employee of Burger King, 739 Horizon Drive. A female employee was changing the menu sign at the restaurant at about 6:30 a.m. when a man jumped ...

Tax hikes not a fix, Dem tells Grand Junction chamber reps

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s budget is in a fine mess, and neither raising taxes nor cutting programs is enough to fix it, a state lawmaker told a group of Grand Junction business owners Thursday. Rep. Jack Pommer, D-Louisville and ...

Panel gets an earful on marijuana dispensaries

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Marijuana dispensaries or no dispensaries? That was the question a House panel heard hours of testimony on late into the evening Thursday. Nearly 100 people spoke to the House Judiciary Committee either to support or oppose a ...

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