Western Colorado

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Dog helps group avert tragedy on weekend trip

By Dennis Webb

A 14-year-old dog feted in Arvada on Wednesday for its life-saving actions near New Castle over the weekend took the accolades in stride, an observer said. Kelley Weir, a spokesperson for the American Humane Association, said 70-pound Kenai, ...


County unemployment rate jumps seventeen percent

By Carrie Marfitano

Mesa County’s unemployment rate jumped from 4.7 percent in December to 5.5 percent in January. The 0.8 percentage-point increase translates into a jump of 17 percent in the jobless rate. The numbers, released by the Colorado Department ...


Lands bill suffers setback in House

By Amy Hamilton

A bill that enjoyed some bipartisan support and seemed set for approval, setting aside nearly 276,000 acres in Mesa County as wilderness and conservation areas, was narrowly defeated Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The ...

Rising supply and demand keeps benefits agency busy

By Staff

The working poor and the unemployed of Mesa County are increasingly lining up for benefits. Not only are more people holding their hand out, but the benefits they receive are increasing because of President Barack Obama’s economic ...

College’s candidate for WCCC post has rocky past

By Staff

A woman whom Mesa State College is considering to head the Western Colorado Community College campus was removed from her last position over allegations of mismanaging funds. Christine Johnson was president of the Community College of Denver ...

Panel OKs apartments, balks at new entry

By Amy Hamilton

Members of Grand Junction’s Planning Commission on Tuesday night unanimously voted in favor of allowing an 48-unit apartment complex at what’s known as the Corner Square development southwest of North First Street and Patterson ...

Loma man dies in crash near Salida

By The AP

SALIDA — A Loma man is dead after the driver of a sport utility vehicle he was riding in lost control of the vehicle and plunged into the Arkansas River. The Colorado State Patrol said 23-year-old Derek Lemay was a passenger in a 1983 ...

Chamber reps to speak up on new gas rules

By Staff

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce plans to load up a bus with a few other like-minded people and head to the Capitol this week to make a statement about the oil and gas rules on the Legislature’s table. On Thursday the state ...

Man found dead of natural causes

By Staff

Authorities say a 61-year-old Grand Junction man was found dead of natural causes Saturday on Baxter Pass in Garfield County north of Mack. The body of David Harmon was found northwest of the old Atchee Train Depot near mile marker 21 on ...

Pay gap among teachers hurting schools, students?

By Staff

Average teacher salaries by school in School District 51 vary by nearly $10,000 between some schools, which sparks the question: Does such a disparity equate to an unequal distribution in teacher quality in schools? Colleen Martin, executive ...

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