Western Colorado

Page 1759 of 1998

State a quarter-billion in debt

By Emily Shockley

Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry predicted the 2009-2010 budget would remain balanced for a mere 45 days when the legislative session ended May 6. Forty-seven days later, the state revenue forecast confirmed his fears. The forecast, ...

Energy Master Plan ready for county to use

By Staff

It’s been years in the making, but the Mesa County Energy Master Plan is finally finished. The Energy Master Plan was requested by the County Commission more than two years ago. County staff and Skinner went to work and created a Web ...

Alcohol suspected in rollover that killed woman, 21

By Melinda Mawdsley

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a rollover that killed a 21-year-old Mesa County woman, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Trooper D.J. Erickson said the woman was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the 1998 Toyota ...

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Despite killer frost this spring, stands full of fruit, growers say

By Melinda Mawdsley

There is no truth to the perception that below-freezing temperatures this spring wiped out Mesa County’s entire fruit harvest, said two local fruit growers. Customers have been walking up to her fruit stands since June 11 surprised to ...

Car show 6-21-9

Many display love of cars at show

By Melinda Mawdsley

Terry Johnson knew why men such as him love cars. “It’s in our DNA,” Johnson said. “We like bright, shiny things. They make noise. We get attention.” Johnson, of Clifton, was one of the 150-plus people who ...

After confusion, city will try new resident-alert system again

By Staff

Last week, the Grand Junction Police Department’s first attempt to use the new, automated Regional Communications System to alert residents didn’t go so well. This morning, the city will try it again. The system was purchased ...


Fruita inventor’s tray to be shown on QVC

By Amy Hamilton

Joy Clymer of Fruita was fed up when she made her famous deviled eggs, only to have the slippery treats smeared everywhere by the time she arrived at a barbecue. Five years after that event, Clymer is confident that food faux pas won’t ...

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Teen’s life ends minutes after stop by police in Fruita

By Amy Hamilton

Susan Giffin still gets choked up when she sees a blonde girl driving a car. She still expects her daughter, Sammy, to walk through the front door. The young woman who could light up a room with her smile, the same smile that was the face of ...

Fathers stress 6-20-9

Fathers,  children toughen the bonds

By Paul Shockley

Joe Jarvis says that during the few recent occasions when he has ponied up for a trip to the movies, he and his boys have sat in mostly empty theaters. He’s into low-budget fun these days. “We’re spending a lot more time at ...

Stress, jobless rate both on rise

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up from 8.3 percent to 8.4 percent between April and May. A year ago this May, Grand Junction had a 3.8 percent unemployment rate. To cope with the emotions of losing a ...

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