Western Colorado

Page 1829 of 1998

Legislation to extend life of meth task force on its way to governor’s desk

By Staff

A bill sponsored in the state Legislature by two Western Slope lawmakers that would extend the life of the state Methamphetamine Task Force another four years is on its way to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 231, sponsored by Sen. Josh ...

Head Start building burns

By Amy Hamilton

A teacher who smelled smoke coming from a bathroom fan at a Head Start preschool in Fruitvale did all the right things to ensure that a dozen students got out of the burning building to safety, according to the Clifton Fire Department. A ...

Council rejects appeal; strip club can file for license

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A businessman hoping to open a strip club in northwest Grand Junction has a clear path to apply for a liquor license after the City Council on Wednesday night removed the last blockade by rejecting an appeal of a permit granted to the ...


Harvest isn’t looking very peachy for Grand Valley growers

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“Summertime and the livin’ is peachy” is most likely not a tune Grand Valley fruit growers will be humming, even with apologies to the Gershwins, this summer. The Grand Valley’s peach crop struggled through some bitter ...

Abuse alleged; charge of first-degree murder possible

By Amy Hamilton

When Desiree Beck left her Delta home to go to work Dec. 22, her five-month-old baby girl seemed healthy. But when she called later that day to check in with her husband, the only person who had been with their two daughters that day, ...

Recycling fees more than double in Grand Valley

By Staff

Waste Management has more than doubled recycling fees for its residential customers in the Grand Valley. Beginning this month, the cost charged to residents to recycle newspaper, plastic, aluminum and other materials increased from $2 a month ...

Ritter hasn’t signed rules, but they take effect today

By Dennis Webb

They have yet to receive Gov. Bill Ritter’s imprimatur, but long-awaited and debated new oil and gas rules take effect on private lands in Colorado today. The rules’ implementation follows an apparent last-minute push by energy ...

Bill would keep extra state money from re-Bruced districts

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A new school-finance measure before the Legislature would prevent school districts from getting more state dollars by reinstating revenue limits. Mesa County commissioners discussed the idea of reinstating revenue limits for School District ...


Indigent costs a concern for local funeral homes

By Staff

The two funeral homes in town that cremate the indigent are doing what they can to protect themselves from being stuck with the bill. Callahan-Edfast Mortuary and Martin Mortuary are reminding Mesa County of its obligation to pay for the ...

Medical condition may be to blame for crash that killed 91-year-old

By Staff

Authorities on Tuesday said a sudden medical condition may have contributed to the death of an elderly Hotchkiss man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday. The accident happened about 10:15 a.m. a little more than a mile west of ...

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