Western Colorado

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Springtime cold snap on its way

By Staff

Shorts on Saturday and wool coats on Monday? “This is not unusual, it is just springtime in the Rockies,” said Norv Larson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Recent temperatures in the 70s plunged ...

County: District 51 should try to re-Bruce

By Staff

Now that litigation has failed to stop Gov. Bill Ritter’s mill-levy freeze, the Mesa County Commission is considering ways to re-enact the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights revenue limitations for School District 51. TABOR, an amendment ...

Rescuers’ calls up, response times slower

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Fire Department firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to calls an average of 1 to 2 minutes more slowly in 2008 compared to previous years. They’re also responding to hundreds more calls each year, ...

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Rescue workers scramble to familiarize themselves with ‘green’car challenges

By Amy Hamilton

Seeing more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road is a breakthrough for the green revolution, but the battery-operated vehicles create new challenges for emergency workers. he potentially risky combination of the vehicles’ high ...

School District 51 plans to have energy audit

By Staff

School District 51 has contracted with an energy- performance company for an audit of the district’s buildings that will identify where efficiency improvements can be made. Trane U.S. Inc. will perform the audit at no cost to the ...


Gusts fuel fire that threatens mobile homes, burns junkyard building

By Amy Hamilton

Winds that roared through the Grand Valley with gusts of up to 60 mph fanned flames that reached up about 80 feet high at times Sunday night, scorching a 15-acre swath of an island in the Colorado River about a half-mile south of the Riverside ...

Job fair: Many more looking, far fewer hiring

By Staff

The Career Connection Fair at Mesa State College on Thursday will have about half the number of job vendors as in recent years. Diane Kull of the Mesa State advising and career center said the fair will have 59 job vendors, compared with ...

Construction Program’s future home already teaching lessons

By Staff

Of all the construction projects in the Grand Junction area slated for the coming months, Charlie Gains is most excited about the project that will be his future home. Gains is the only full-time construction-management professor at Mesa ...

Nonprofit looks for help for homeless

By Staff

HomeAid Colorado is looking for partners in Grand Junction to assist the working homeless and those who have temporarily fallen on hard times. The nonprofit organization met with members of the Housing and Building Association of Northwest ...

GarCo energy board looks to refocus on residents

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board is looking to reaffirm its purpose, amid concern it may have become dominated by industry and unresponsive to residents’ concerns about natural gas development impacts. “The industry ...

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