Western Colorado

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Bitter cold takes toll on peaches

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Days after a freeze killed off most or all of the Grand Valley’s apricots, Palisade growers on Monday took a sucker punch where it hurts the most: in their cash crop. One farmer reported that commercial fruit growers in the east end of ...

County to get cash for energy projects from stimulus plan

By Staff

The county got an energy jolt from the feds on Monday. Mesa County has been authorized $359,800 in federal stimulus dollars to spend on energy-saving projects that could cost as much as $1.2 million. The energy-saving projects began last ...

Gas board to delay rules on federal land

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is preparing to delay the May 1 deadline to implement its new drilling rules on federal land. In addition, rules scheduled to take effect on private lands on Wednesday continue to await the ...

First regulations, now fees for massage parlors

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Less than two months after establishing a series of regulatory hurdles massage parlors must clear to operate in Grand Junction, city officials are implementing an assortment of fees and attaching them to those hurdles. The City Council ...

Wisconsin pair killed while fleeing cops were wanted on warrants

By Dennis Webb

A Wisconsin man and woman who died in a car accident when trying to flee from Colorado State Patrol troopers early Saturday morning had warrants out for their arrests. However, troopers didn’t know that before pursuing the pair near ...

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Man shot in GJ neighborhood

By Melinda Mawdsley

One man was hospitalized after a Sunday night shooting in a Grand Junction neighborhood, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by private vehicle ...

Clifton teen suspected of hitting 3 cars

By Melinda Mawdsley

An 18-year-old Clifton man was arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of vehicular eluding and criminal mischief after allegedly hitting three parked cars while trying to flee from authorities. Rene Tarin Vargas allegedly ran a stop sign ...


Park visitors may notice some cutbacks as state, local entities cope with economy

By Staff

There’s nothing like the great outdoors, but as the economy struggles, Mother Nature may grow a little wilder. Amenities at parks such as trails, bathrooms and park staff are supported by taxpayer dollars. As those dollars become ...

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New valley ministry revs up, helps fallen motorcyclists

By Staff

Revving, winding and navigating the highways and byways of Mesa County is a joy to many motorcycle enthusiasts, until the rider meets the road. Riders who have accidents often have needs beyond what insurance covers. To help meet those needs ...

Cops shelve Street Crimes Unit, for now

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department temporarily has scrapped a small team of officers tasked with busting street-level drug dealing as the agency copes with the loss of personnel elsewhere. The department’s Street Crimes Unit — ...

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