Western Colorado

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Growers give 35 acres to Mesa Land Trust

By Staff

Decades of Palisade farming have instilled in John and Diane Cox a deep appreciation of the land’s beauty and value. To preserve what they love, the two have turned to the Mesa Land Trust. The Cox family recently allowed the land trust ...

Federal officials find Yellowstone wolf dead in northwest Colorado

By Dave Buchanan

A female gray wolf that wandered into Colorado earlier this year from Yellowstone National Park has been found dead in northwest Colorado. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials confirmed they recovered the carcass of the wolf known as ...

Sheriff cleared in DA’s probe

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says he’s worked in law enforcement for 22 years and “never received so much as a reprimand.” But now, he says, some people always will associate him with criminal activity, even after ...


By Paul Shockley

Attendees climbed playground equipment Wednesday at the southwest corner of Lincoln Park for a view as a crowd estimated by organizers of approximately 3,000 people heard a series of speakers take aim at President Barack Obama. “How ...

DA to reveal results of his GarCo sheriff investigation

By Dennis Webb

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson plans today to announce the results of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario. Beeson has called a news conference to discuss the investigation, ...

Montrose dairy must abide by conditions after illness outbreak

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State health officials Tuesday announced a Montrose dairy must meet a series of conditions before it resumes distribution of raw milk, a week after revealing a series of people were sickened by a food-borne illness. The Colorado Department of ...

County sales tax plummeting

By Staff

Sales tax revenue has taken a dramatic dive in Mesa County. The first quarter this year is down 8.2 percent, compared to the first quarter of last year, a drop of $692,919. Each month the numbers turn more toward the negative, forcing the ...

Senator Bennet: Natural gas key to U.S. energy plan

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A sustainable energy future for the United States will include natural gas — “the cleanest fossil fuel that we have,” U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet told a Glenwood Springs audience Tuesday. Speaking at a ...

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Man accused of repeated sex assaults on teen girl

By Paul Shockley

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger on Tuesday said a man accused of sexually assaulting a girl three times within weeks will be charged as a habitual criminal. Jeffrey Jay Jansen, 45, of Grand Junction was ordered by County Court Judge Bruce ...


Accused madam’s attorney seeks records

By Paul Shockley

Nearing five months since his client’s arrest, an attorney for a woman accused of operating a local prostitution business says he’s still trying to get access to police-held paperwork in the case. Stephen Laiche, who represents ...

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