Western Colorado

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GarCo energy board talks of outside help to mediate conflicts

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Recent industry/resident discord on Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board is prompting talk of hiring a professional mediator to improve how the board operates. The idea of having a mediator meet with the ...

GJ council election ballots due today

By Staff

Grand Junction voters have until 7 tonight to turn in their ballots for City Council elections. Ballots can be dropped off at four locations: City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St.; the Old Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave.; and the Department of Motor Vehicle ...

Energy department drops its opposition to wells near Rulison

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The U.S. Department of Energy is dropping its opposition to oil and gas development outside 40 acres surrounding the Project Rulison nuclear blast site. Its decision to no longer oppose the notion of development ...

Asphalt prices escalating as county buys 4,500 tons

By Dan Bennett

Mesa County is spending some bucks for rolling iron and walking people. The commission on Monday approved the purchase of 4,500 tons of asphalt, with a cost that’s 23.2 percent higher per ton than last year. The county also approved ...

Fees go up at two popular campsites

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management is increasing the fees at one popular campsite and imposing them for the first time at another. Both the Mud Springs and the North Fruita Desert campgrounds are being targeted for new fees. User fees will stay ...


Grand Junction Chamber sponsors trip to China

By Carrie Marfitano

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is escorting some 40 area residents to China for a 10-day trip that will include business meetings and sightseeing. Chamber President Diane Schwenke said this is the first international trip the ...

Soup kitchen booming 4-6-9

People who need meals blame layoffs, recession

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Since the beginning of the year, the Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen steadily has increased the number of people it serves. Usually, staff at the kitchen feed a stream of homeless or transient folks down on their luck or temporarily in need of ...

Seven stores cited in liquor selling sting

By Staff

Of the more than 30 establishments that were the subject of a liquor sting by law enforcement over the weekend, seven were cited with selling alcohol to minors, according to Grand Junction police. In addition, local law enforcement, coupled ...

Hub pipeline construction to start soon for Piceance

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Construction is set to begin in June on a $60 million pipeline that will divert some of the natural gas already tapped in the Piceance Basin. The 27.4-mile pipeline, to be known as the Colorado Hub Connection, was approved by the Federal ...

Mesa County prayer 4-6-9

Group concerned prayer policy not respectful to range of religions

By Staff

Those fighting to keep God out of public meetings have been attending the meetings themselves. Armed with note pads, laptops and digital audio recorders, members of the Western Colorado Atheists and Free Thinkers have been filling the pews at ...

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