Western Colorado

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City, downtown group plan for Main Street makeover

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Nearly 50 years after a group of visionaries enacted a radical project that converted downtown Grand Junction’s dusty Main Street into the tourist draw and cultural center it is today, downtown stakeholders are planning a makeover of the ...


By Carrie Marfitano

Halliburton this week laid off another untold number of workers at its Grand Junction facility. The energy-services company Wednesday declined to reveal how many workers were laid off, and it sent out a statement via e-mail identical to one ...

Congress passes wilderness bill; 2 West Slope canyons protected

By Dennis Webb

Years of work by western Coloradans finally paid off Wednesday when new protections for the Dominguez Canyon area cleared Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 285-140 in favor of the sweeping Omnibus Public Lands Bill. It now ...

Officials seek bypass for Parachute

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Parachute officials who had hoped President Obama’s stimulus plan would bring them a new freeway interchange said the state passed them by when it came to handing out the federal dollars. A new interchange about a mile and a half west ...

District 51 may hire new leader from within

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School District 51 will first look inward to find a replacement for departing Superintendent Tim Mills. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to seek Mills’ replacement from among current district employees. “We’re ...

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Boy Scout nets $16K in popcorn sales

By Amy Hamilton

Tristan Noel can hardly go anywhere without being noticed. “Hey, you’re the popcorn dude,” the seventh-grader at East Middle School said people have exclaimed upon seeing him. There’s good reason folks might link the ...

County may cede control of Mesa Community Center

By Staff

Mesa County may sever its ties with the Mesa Community Center — and the problems associated with it. The county is modifying its contract with the center’s main tenant, the Mesa View Bible Church, in order to allow it to sublease ...

BLM sells 55 parcels in Utah for drilling, takes in $650,000

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday sold 55 parcels of land in eastern Utah for oil and natural gas drilling, taking in $650,000 in bids. The auction in Salt Lake City replaced one in December that was voided because one bidder made high ...

Orchardists begin their rites of spring

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

With below-freezing low temperatures expected through the rest of the week, fruit growers at Z’s Orchard in Palisade aren’t wasting a moment. Workers at the farm off 33 3/4 Road were scrambling Tuesday filling smudge pots with ...

Nighttime bus service may be in GJ’s future

By Staff

Riding the bus for a dollar is a pretty good deal, but it is a bust for anyone looking for a ride after 7:15 p.m. “A lot of (bus riders) are saying, ‘I can get to work. You just can’t get me home,’ ” said ...

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