Western Colorado

Page 1841 of 1977


PALISADE FIRE 5 2-24

‘Everybody here in Palisade will help them out’

By Staff

Fire ravaged a two-story Palisade house on Monday at 114 Majestic Court. No one was home when the fire erupted just after 11 a.m. But an hour after firefighters from the Palisade and the Orchard Mesa fire departments had arrived, Jim Bouman ...


Drilling permits starting to slip

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas drilling permit approvals in Colorado this year are lagging behind last year’s record pace. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff report having approved 886 permits through Feb. 16. If that pace of approvals ...


Law a lead weight on motorcycle dealers

By Amy Hamilton

A recently enacted federal law intended to keep children safe from lead-based products has thrown a wrench in sales of kid-sized motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The new lead-toy law, which went into effect Feb. 10, applies to ...


Bicycle commuters pedaling uphill with tax credit

By Amy Hamilton

A program that offers tax credits to bicycle commuters is having trouble turning wheels locally, according to some of the area’s larger employers. Starting this year, bicycle commuters can earn up to $20 a month in tax credits — ...


022309 2A Nisley

Kiwanis Club honors one of its own as citizen of year

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rick Nisley showed up for the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction meeting this past week without realizing he had been tricked. Nisley was to receive the Citizen of the Year award from the service club during its annual Charter Luncheon on ...


Fasching German 2-22-9

Pre-Lenten ritual of Fasching features food, drink, dance

By Melinda Mawdsley

The menu of a typical German Fasching event is a meat lover’s dream. Horst Kalin, who has lived in Crawford for 15 years but grew up in Germany, feasted on cutlers, bratwurst, roasted chicken, hog legs (eisbein) and beef rolls ...


Fruita firm’s disappearing act leaves creditors empty-handed

By Staff

IXP Inc., a pipeline construction company formerly based in Fruita and riddled with debt, has literally fallen off the map. Its Fruita office shuttered and its Colorado and Wyoming telephone numbers non-responsive, the firm’s creditors ...


Fire Sundial dr Fruita 2-22

Rural GJ home linked to alleged fraud scheme

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Sunday fire that destroyed a rural Grand Junction house may have been deliberately set, and that wouldn’t surprise at least one neighbor. Mary Graves said neighbors felt the vacant house at 1138 Sundial Road “was becoming a ...


Durango, Glenwood top teams in mock-trial competition

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Mock-trial teams from Durango and Glenwood Springs will represent the Western Slope next month in the state competition. The Durango High School A team and Glenwood Springs High School B team captured first and second place, respectively, in ...


Drilling slowdown talk of town

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More than 1,000 Mesa County residents participated Saturday in a telephone town-hall meeting that focused on the slump in natural gas drilling on the Western Slope. The hour-long meeting also featured state Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, ...


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