Western Colorado

Page 1764 of 1974


Montrose city freezes pay, hiring, orders furloughs

By Staff

To defend itself against a brutish economy and continue serving residents, the city of Montrose is cutting back. The most dramatic decision was to close two days this summer and institute a hiring freeze. Montrose relies on sales and use ...


Man arrested in Pear Park shooting

By Paul Shockley

A Glade Park man was jailed Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Pear Park, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Ryan Michael Ricks, 28, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a weapon by a previous ...


Public land becomes ugly dumping ground

By Amy Hamilton

Every year starting at about this time, area public land starts to take a beating. With higher costs of dumping at landfills, some people invariably feel it’s OK to dump trash on federal land, said Erin Curtis, spokeswoman for Grand ...


Tabeguache Trail going to the dogs

By Amy Hamilton

For more than the past decade, Linda McBride has relished walking her dogs off leash in the Tabeguache Recreation Area on public land just a few miles west of Grand Junction’s downtown. But in recent years, a pileup of dog waste at ...


Eleven graduate from QUEST Academy

By Melinda Mawdsley

Erin Lehr and Kendra Zehner took different paths to end up on the same graduation stage. Eleven seniors, including Lehr and Zehner, graduated from QUEST Preparatory Academy during a Saturday ceremony at Clifton Christian Church. Lehr and ...


Six seniors celebrate small-town roots

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE — A big and exciting world awaits De Beque High School’s Class of 2009, but before heading out into it, graduates looked back fondly Saturday on their small-town beginnings. A mere six seniors received their diplomas in ...


Perfect attendance earns Central grad a Subaru Impreza

By Melinda Mawdsley

The best thing Mandy Johnson ever won was a stuffed gorilla at an arcade — until Saturday. Johnson, a Central High School graduate, was the lucky winner of a 2009 white Subaru Impreza given away as part of School District 51 and ...


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Mesa State’s pomp and circumstance

By Amy Hamilton

Keith Hejl was a bit more emotional than he thought he would be, watching his wife, Billie JoAnn, graduate Saturday from Mesa State College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While hundreds of graduates strolled across the stage at ...


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City, residents, business make plans for heart of Grand Junction

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Gordon Nicholson gazes at the mammoth house, the one whose red brick exterior and interior woodwork appear virtually the same as they did when it was built more than a century ago. And the neighbor who lives a block away can’t imagine a ...


Historic district plan mix-up vexes neighbors

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For nearly 25 years, the residents of the North Seventh Street Historic Residential District have operated under the belief that a plan was in place to protect their neighborhood from land uses that strayed from traditional single-family ...


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