Western Colorado

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Ex-school volunteer admits theft from PTA

By Amy Hamilton

A former parent-teacher association president pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony charge of theft for stealing up to $20,000 from the PTA. According to terms of her plea agreement, Gretchen Blackford will have to pay back $32,000 to the ...

Clifton group seeks GJ’s help with annexation

By Staff

A group of Clifton residents is asking the city of Grand Junction for help to begin the process of annexation. A one-page letter, signed by four members of a committee working toward annexation, was presented Thursday to Grand Junction Mayor ...

GJ bus service hitting near-record numbers

By Staff

The year 2008 was no record for the number of people using public transportation in the Grand Valley, but it was close. “We had just above 750,000 riders,” said Todd Hollenbeck, director of the Mesa County Regional Transportation ...

Occidental suspends its area drilling

By Dennis Webb

Occidental Petroleum has temporarily suspended all drilling in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin, largely as a result of low natural gas prices. Company officials weren’t commenting Thursday on the employment effects of the ...

Texas company buys D&M Wire Rope

By Staff

D&M Wire Rope of Grand Junction has been acquired by Delta Rigging and Tools of Lake Jackson, Texas. Delta Rigging has been buying smaller companies involved in the mining business for the past three years, increasing its territory and ...

Colorado’s congressional delegation pays little heed to Obama

By Staff

Colorado’s congressional delegation paid little heed to President Barack Obama’s plea that federal lawmakers set aside partisanship when considering a proposed economic stimulus package. The state’s congressional ...

Salazar wants federal version of Great Outdoors Colorado

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he hopes to use the Great Outdoors Colorado model on the federal level to protect scenic landscapes across the country. Landscape protections are one of the “moonshots” that Salazar, a former ...

BLM seeks help in inventory of roads and trails

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The Grand Junction office of the Bureau of Land Management wants help from off-road warriors and others to help it complete its inventory of western Colorado roads and trails. The office already has inventoried 2,700 miles of routes, but ...

Plan may unionize public safety agencies

By Staff

A high-ranking state senate Democrat is considering introducing legislation this year that could encourage the unionization of local fire and police agencies — a prospect that concerns Mesa County leaders. Assistant Senate Majority ...


Green expo draws hundreds in GJ

By Staff

Every day human waste, bundled in tiny plastic diapers, is trucked to the Mesa County Landfill. Melissa Matthews has a better solution. She and her husband own Tender Tooshies, a reusable diaper service based in Clifton. “There ...

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