Western Colorado

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Smaller, less expensive proposal preceded $98M public safety initiative

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Three years before Grand Junction city leaders unveiled a $98 million, multi-building public safety initiative, a team of city department heads privately developed a conceptual plan for a smaller, simpler project at a fraction of the ...

Students will rally Monday at Capitol to stop state from slashing $300 million

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The Legislature’s budget experts are changing the way the state sets its spending priorities, and Mesa State College students say they’re the ones who will bear the brunt of the new approach. A move by the Joint Budget Committee ...

GJ makes top 25 of Forbes’ list

By Carrie Marfitano

Grand Junction cracked the top 25, making it to No. 24, on the Forbes 2009 Best Small Places for Business and Careers list. In 2008, the city was No. 26. Grand Junction was the only small metro area in Colorado in the top 25. Four Colorado ...

Drunken driver guilty in crash that killed 1, injured 3 other people

By Amy Hamilton

A drunken driver in a crash last year that killed a 28-year-old woman and sent three children to the hospital with serious injuries pleaded guilty Thursday to four felony counts stemming from the accident. Brandon Walton, 26, of Grand ...

Team taking its robot to international competition

By Amy Hamilton

Tucked among rolling fields dotted with livestock at the base of Grand Mesa, a frenzy over robots is spreading among students at two of the Western Slope’s smallest schools. What started seven years ago at Coll-bran Job Corps has ...

Panel to cut $300M from higher education

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The Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee voted to slash $300 million from the state’s higher education system, an amount it hoped to recoup by selling $500 million in insurance-company reserves. If approved by the Legislature, the ...

Ex-Palisade cop convicted of child abuse

By Staff

Former Palisade police officer Patrick Lee Casey was found guilty Wednesday by a jury of 27 counts of child abuse. Casey, 51, could be sentenced to 90 years to life in prison when he returns to court June 5. The case was given to the jury ...

Mom: Fugitive killed in crash was good person

By Dennis Webb

Jonathan Holum’s mother and sister remember him as being smart, a talented mechanic and carpenter, and a person with a big heart and unforgettable smile. When Cora Weil’s uncle thinks of her, he thinks back to her teenage years ...

Legislation to extend life of meth task force on its way to governor’s desk

By Staff

A bill sponsored in the state Legislature by two Western Slope lawmakers that would extend the life of the state Methamphetamine Task Force another four years is on its way to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 231, sponsored by Sen. Josh ...

Head Start building burns

By Amy Hamilton

A teacher who smelled smoke coming from a bathroom fan at a Head Start preschool in Fruitvale did all the right things to ensure that a dozen students got out of the burning building to safety, according to the Clifton Fire Department. A ...

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