Western Colorado

Page 1793 of 1997

Rio Blanco manufacturer Natural Soda to expand

By Dennis Webb

A company that produces baking soda in Rio Blanco County has awarded a design contract for doubling the output of its plant. Natural Soda is planning a plant expansion that will increase its production of sodium bicarbonate by 125,000 tons ...

District 51 works to pare budget

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School District 51 officials have recommend cutting reimbursement for staff travel, among other reductions amounting to $2.3 million, as they work to reduce spending to meet state requirements. “We’re really minimally impacting ...

North Avenue store held up third time

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction convenience store that had been robbed at gunpoint twice before was targeted early Sunday morning, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Around 1:30 a.m., a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt entered ...

Monument cracking down on cyclists and motorists

By Emily Shockley

Cruising the Colorado National Monument could cost more than the entrance fee this coming week. Speeding motorists and cyclists who disobey the rules of sharing the road will have an increased chance of being ticketed as the monument beefs ...

Assessment complaints fewer than feared

By Staff

Mesa County Assessor Barbara Brewer is not relaxing yet, but she is breathing a mild sigh of relief. Brewer was anticipating a mad throng of property owners storming her office once they received their property valuations, which were mailed ...


Ten-year-old girl cited for bravery

By Amy Hamilton

Tabytha Carroll has never flown on an airplane or been to Washington, D.C. But the 10-year-old Orchard Mesa girl, who fought off her attacker last year by biting him on the nose and fleeing, hopped a plane Sunday to the East Coast to attend ...

SEM Asphalt plant 5-7-9

County’s sole supplier of asphalt to close

By Staff

Routine summer maintenance of Mesa County roads may be nixed this year. SEM Group LP, the former parent company of SEM Materials, Mesa County’s sole supplier of asphalt and emulsions for chip sealing roads, is in Chapter 11 ...

Western Slope Republicans frustrated after 2009 Legislature

By Emily Shockley

The 2009 legislative session produced new fees, eliminated some sources of revenue and provided few long-term budget solutions, Western Slope legislators said after adjournment Wednesday. The Legislature increased fees for dairy farmers and ...

Graduation Awards May 10, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

2008–09 Academic Awards Boettcher Scholars: • Kate Dusenbury, Fruita Monument High School • Josh Wilson, Palisade High School National Merit Scholars • Jessica Gillis, Grand Junction High School • Wes ...

Riverfront Trail efforts reinvigorated

By Staff

Since state legislation passed creating a string of state parks along the Colorado River, progress to complete an unimpeded, 28-mile-long trail from the Loma Boat Launch to Palisade’s Riverbend Park has been slow. Some areas are ...

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