Western Colorado

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GarCo vets can have free rides through new program

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Pete “Doc” McGuire gets by on a Veterans Affairs pension, drives a sometimes-troublesome vehicle and suffers from a host of medical problems. So the 61-year-old Vietnam vet was grateful to be able to take advantage ...

Two men arrested for alleged meth use

By Staff

Grand Junction police officers searching Friday for a suspect with an outstanding traffic warrant discovered two men using methamphetamine. According to a recently filed affidavit, when officers visited a home in the 1200 block of Kennedy ...


Old refinery site to be industrial park

By Staff

When Gary Refinery in Fruita closed in 1985, it was a blow to the energy industry. Now, 24 years later, the refinery grounds at 1493 U.S. Highway 6&50 are being adapted to a new energy economy. Fruita Development and California-based ...

Conservation areas lauded to protect land

By Staff

When it comes to protecting Colorado’s public lands and still allowing the public to recreate there, arguably no one has accomplished that goal better than the Western Slope. For that reason alone, Colorado leaders and conservationists ...


Fallen Palisade grad’s journey home subject of HBO movie

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“Taking Chance,” the HBO film of the journey home to Dubois, Wyo., of Palisade High School graduate Chance Phelps after he died in Iraq, will air on Saturday. The movie is based on the journal entries of Lt. Col. Mike Strobl of ...

One dead, one arrested in early morning fatal accident

By Staff

Police arrested 21-year-old Jesse O. Reed on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a light pole early Sunday morning, killing one of his passengers. The ...

Death penalty too costly, group says

By Amy Hamilton

If it takes repealing the death penalty to free up money to solve unsolved homicides, Howard Morton will take that scenario. Others, such as Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, aren’t willing to make that jump. Morton is the head of ...

021509 4A MathCounts

Students do the math at regional competition

By Staff

Western Slope students scored high marks Saturday at the MathCounts competition at Holy Family Middle School. The contest is sponsored by the Ute Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Colorado. Team results: first place, Redlands Middle ...

Rulings uphold two prominent conviction

By Amy Hamilton

Defendants in two high-profile Grand Junction criminal cases had their convictions affirmed recently by the Colorado Court of Appeals. Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said he was apprehensive about one decision, the conviction ...

021509 3A ministry lunch

No strings, just free lunch. Ministry offers to help hungry.

By {screen_name}

Some come from the Mesa State College campus across the street, poor and hungry. Others come from who knows where, toting who knows what personal turmoil. They arrive on foot and in cars. Some have tied-up dogs or sick babies. They all come ...

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