Western Colorado

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Buescher makes shortlist to be secretary of state

By Staff

A bipartisan panel recommended Tuesday that Gov. Bill Ritter select state Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, or one of two other outgoing state lawmakers to succeed Secretary of State Mike Coffman. Buescher, who lost his re-election bid ...


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Bed bugs: Some tie energy workers to increase in lodging pests

By Staff

Increasing numbers of bed bugs have been checking into Grand Junction area hotels in recent years. Nationwide, complaints of bedbugs — tiny wingless creatures that drink the blood of warm-blooded animals under a cloak of darkness ...


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Crumbling roads carry a hefty bill

By Staff

Several streets within the Bookcliff Ranches subdivision are falling apart, less than a decade after they were built and accepted into Mesa County’s road system. In addition, many residents of the subdivision have been plagued by water ...


Energy contracting program could save district on utility bills

By Staff

It’s a complicated concept, but the results are simple enough. It’s called performance-energy contracting, and if School District 51 opts in, it could save the district up to $7 million in utility costs over 15 years. The ...


Parole jump not as high as believed, report states

By Staff

Mislabeled parolees and a 2005 change in policy were the factors responsible for an apparent spike in the number of felons being released early from Colorado prisons, according to a report presented Monday to the Legislative Audit ...


Emery County sheriff: Long search is unusual

By Dennis Webb

Sheriff Lamar Guymon is used to people getting lost in Emery County, Utah, a landscape of narrow slot canyons, vast deserts, and on its eastern edge, the Green River. He’s less accustomed to people staying lost. Weeks of search efforts ...


Agreement will allow GarCo audits to continue

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County audits of Williams Production RMT for the 2002 tax year will continue into next year. The energy company and Garfield County commissioners have agreed to the arrangement. The company will receive additional time to respond to ...


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Western Slope increasing target of federal prosecutions

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As Troy Eid went through training prior to his appointment as U.S. attorney for Colorado in August 2006, Congressional leaders advised him to close the branches in Grand Junction and Durango as a cost-cutting measure. They said the cities were ...


Woman accused of killing husband

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A woman who found her husband’s body inside their Whitewater home earlier this year and called 911 to report a possible robbery was arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering him. Miriam Helmick, 51, was arrested in Florida for ...


Community college may teach repair for alternative fuel cars

By Staff

Western Colorado Community College could offer an alternative fuel car class next school year to prepare its transportation-services students for when the increasingly popular vehicles begin showing up in repair shops. Gary Looft, ...


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