Western Colorado

Page 1778 of 1997

Homeowners say doing own remodeling saves money, helps them sell the house

By Emily Shockley

With some do-it-yourself books and a little advice from the experts, Grand Junction resident John Horton saved 20 grand. Aside from installing wood floors in his own home, Horton learned how to lay tile and perform electrical work, among ...

Board reaffirms OK given to shelter

By Amy Hamilton

Over the objections of some nearby business owners, a homeless shelter on North Avenue got the go-ahead Tuesday night to expand its facility. By a 6-1 vote, the Grand Junction Planning Commission denied an appeal by nearby business people to ...

Bill pits firefighters union, city

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A firefighters union and Grand Junction city officials are on opposite sides of a measure that would allow firefighters to bargain collectively, and Gov. Bill Ritter is in the middle. Ritter is considering the fate of the measure, S.B. 180, ...

City banks on loans to replace pipes, stimulate economy

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The city of Grand Junction hopes to receive $7 million in state loans so it can fix an array of old water and sewer lines and install new sewer lines in the Redlands. City officials are banking on the fast-tracking of the projects to have ...

Outlying county towns cope with sewage problems

By Staff

Wastewater treatment plants are falling into disrepair across Mesa County. De Beque, Powderhorn, Mack and Collbran all face major issues. De Beque is trying to get ahead of the curve by building a new wastewater treatment plant and upgrading ...

Meeting today on education standards

By Staff

The Colorado Department of Education will seek public comment today on revised draft academic standards for the state’s preschool through high school students. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon ...

Board to consider appeal of homeless shelter expansion

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The Grand Junction Planning Commission will consider tonight whether the approval of an expansion of the Grand Junction Community Homeless Shelter should stand. City planners in March approved a two-story expansion of the shelter, 2853 North ...

Agency set to provide short-term housing

By Staff

The Grand Junction Housing Authority is close to purchasing a 27-unit apartment block at 2910 Bunting Ave. in Fruitvale. “The proposal is to ... use a third of the units (nine) as transitional housing for families who have experienced ...

Outdoor groups back expanded Clean Water Act

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Several sporting and conservation groups put a high priority on winning approval of the Clean Water Restoration Act. Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the National Wildlife Federation all list ...

Battle lines form over travel plan for forest

By Dennis Webb

Bob Elderkin is getting older, and his bad hip, back and knees remind him of it every time he goes hunting. For that reason, you might expect the Silt-area resident to be upset about a proposal to reduce all-terrain-vehicle use in the White ...

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