Western Colorado

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Gun laws’ repeal is topic of first remote testimony

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills to be made available for remote testimony next week for the first time in the history of the Colorado Legislature will start off with a bang. Two of the first four bills on which testimony from outside the General ...


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Man’s passion for park evident, even in death

By Mike Wiggins

In life, Ben Burkey was never shy about expressing what he thought should be done with the rectangle of land his brother donated as future parkland to the city of Grand Junction nearly a half-century ago. That didn’t change with his ...


Comment period extended on drilling

By Staff

Residents have until April 16 to comment on a proposed master development plan for development of natural gas near Paonia. The Bureau of Land Management extended the comment period on the environmental impact statement for the development in ...


Locals asked to weigh in on imports, exports

By Greg Ruland

The Grand Junction City Council is eager to hear from city businesses that import or export products or that use such products, Councilwoman Barbara Traylor Smith said Tuesday. The council wants to gauge interest in the creation of a foreign ...


Unemployment rate ticks up

By Staff

After declining month over month for most of the past year, Mesa County’s unemployment rate ticked up in the final two months of 2014, including a bump up to 4.7 percent in December. That follows an uptick in November’s county ...


Homeless hit with flu can get emergency housing

By Amy Hamilton

It’s difficult enough to get over symptoms of influenza in the comforts of a warm home. Imagine having to battle the illness out in the elements, as a number of the Grand Valley’s homeless people do. As a way to free up beds at ...


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Blagg faces ‘trial’ before the retrial

By Paul Shockley

In a rare event for a Mesa County criminal case, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger’s office will seek to convince a judge to hold Michael Blagg in custody without bail ahead of a retrial on charges he murdered his wife 13 years ago. In ...


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Solar project to power town’s water plant

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Town officials last week cut the cake to celebrate a big new solar-energy project that’s been as easy as pie — or make that easy as PPA. That stands for power-purchase agreement, an increasingly popular contractual ...


Town of De Beque clears legal path for 2nd marijuana shop

By Amy Hamilton

If all goes as planned, a second retail recreational marijuana store will open in De Beque in a few months, thanks to a series of license and review approvals Monday night by town trustees. Elk Mountain Trading Post, which will include ...


Near end of balmy January, a record high

By Amy Hamilton

A balmy 58-degree Monday tied the record for the date set in 1972, helping to thaw out residents across the Grand Valley. The temperature peaked at 3:28 p.m. The record high temperature of 55 on today’s date is not expected to be ...


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