Western Colorado

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Gov. Ritter will speak with Club 20 in April

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Gov. Bill Ritter will speak in Grand Junction next week, three days after new drilling rules he sought go into effect. Ritter will speak April 4 to Club 20, the Western Slope lobbying and promotional organization. No subject for the ...


Mentors respond to Partners need

By Staff

The community has responded in a big way to Mesa County Partners’ January plea for adult mentors. “In the 27 years that I have been with Partners, we have never matched this many,” said Director Joe Higgins. The most in ...


GJ airport gets $8 million grant

By Carrie Marfitano

The Grand Junction Regional Airport will receive an $8 million grant, courtesy of the nation’s economic stimulus plan, for the reconstruction on the airport’s apron, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The ...


Athletic Club downsizing fitness center, owner says

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The 30-year-old Grand Junction Athletic Club’s fitness facility will close its doors Friday and move to a smaller location. The club’s Day Spa and Salon and its Healing and Educational Center will remain at the current building, ...


Springtime cold snap on its way

By Staff

Shorts on Saturday and wool coats on Monday? “This is not unusual, it is just springtime in the Rockies,” said Norv Larson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Recent temperatures in the 70s plunged ...


County: District 51 should try to re-Bruce

By Staff

Now that litigation has failed to stop Gov. Bill Ritter’s mill-levy freeze, the Mesa County Commission is considering ways to re-enact the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights revenue limitations for School District 51. TABOR, an amendment ...


Rescuers’ calls up, response times slower

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Fire Department firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to calls an average of 1 to 2 minutes more slowly in 2008 compared to previous years. They’re also responding to hundreds more calls each year, ...


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Rescue workers scramble to familiarize themselves with ‘green’car challenges

By Amy Hamilton

Seeing more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road is a breakthrough for the green revolution, but the battery-operated vehicles create new challenges for emergency workers. he potentially risky combination of the vehicles’ high ...


School District 51 plans to have energy audit

By Staff

School District 51 has contracted with an energy- performance company for an audit of the district’s buildings that will identify where efficiency improvements can be made. Trane U.S. Inc. will perform the audit at no cost to the ...


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Gusts fuel fire that threatens mobile homes, burns junkyard building

By Amy Hamilton

Winds that roared through the Grand Valley with gusts of up to 60 mph fanned flames that reached up about 80 feet high at times Sunday night, scorching a 15-acre swath of an island in the Colorado River about a half-mile south of the Riverside ...


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