Western Colorado

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Snow wreaks havoc with accidents, road closures; more expected this week

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A major snowstorm slammed into western Colorado on Monday, causing multiple car accidents and road closures and promising to make a mess of this morning’s commute. A total of 4.2 inches of snow had fallen at Grand Junction Regional ...

Traditional music stores search for ways to survive in digital age

By Staff

What do you do when the college crowd that used to buy up all of the CDs sold by your independent music store has transitioned to iPods and other MP3 players? “We sell more digital turntables,” said Rock Cesario, owner of Triple ...

County sets meetings on energy master plan

By Staff

Mesa County is rolling out its energy master plan. County staff will tour the county beginning Jan. 13, asking for input on the plan. The plan is intended to provide the county with an idea of what future energy development will be and what ...

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Boy averts trouble at lake

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Grand Junction boy was pulled from a cold lake on the Redlands unharmed after falling through the ice Sunday afternoon, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. Neighbors pulled the boy to safety before the Fire Department arrived ...

Service families helped for holidays

By Melinda Mawdsley

Kobe Grijalva gawked at the heaping pile of Christmas presents. He picked up a couple, shook them and tried to guess what was inside the wrapping paper. Given a choice between any toy under the tree or spending the holiday with his father, ...

Mesa State adds courses for high school students

By Staff

Mesa State College and School District 51 will expand their academic partnership with new classes offered to high school students next semester. Professors from Mesa State will teach free remedial math and English classes to seniors at ...

Falling natural-gas prices to reduce firm’s Western Slope investments

By Dennis Webb

Delta Petroleum on Monday cited falling natural gas prices in announcing it will invest $85 million, and possibly less, in capital spending next year, down significantly from its initial plans. About 70 percent of that money will be invested ...


Computer screen replaces chalkboard at school

By Staff

Meaklo Montoya used technology that would probably stump his parents as he led his second-grade class in the reading of the morning message. Classroom mainstays such as the chalkboard are all but dinosaurs at Chipeta Elementary School, where ...

Service honors Grand Junction residents who died without homes

By Melinda Mawdsley

Heather Tripler had two sons, blue eyes and a contagious laugh. On Oct. 9, Tripler, 34, died alone on a bench at Emerson Park. She was homeless. On Sunday, the Grand Valley Coalition for the Homeless held a memorial service for nearly a ...


County’s most anonymous residents have ally after death

By Amy Hamilton

It’s easy to miss six modest gravestones pressed together on one plot in Grand Junction’s Orchard Mesa Cemetery. The flat markers in the midst of the cemetery’s more than 90 sprawling acres of carefully pruned trees and ...

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