Western Colorado

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Western Slope gets second seat on key legislative panel

By Charles Ashby

The Western Slope has another lawmaker on the Colorado Legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. Last year, Republicans tapped Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Glenwood Springs, to fill a post being vacated by Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, who ...

Suit: Mesa Theater operator owes rent for past two months

By Charles Ashby

The case of the eviction of the Mesa Theater and Club operation doesn’t look like it will be resolved anytime soon. According to documents filed with the Mesa County Combined Courts, venue owner Samuel Eric Smith’s company was ...

Promoter shifts Grand Junction Off-Road cycling race to end of May

By Tim Harty

A date that looks like a challenge on the surface appears to be a smooth piece of trail to the organizers of the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race. The event, which has a $30,000 purse and draws professional and amateur riders to the ...


Mesa Theater and Lounge cancels show upon eviction

By Staff

Four bands showed up at the Mesa Theater and Lounge where they were to perform on Tuesday, only to find it dark and locked up. It took a few hours, but the owner of the music venue, Samuel Eric Smith, showed up to tell them why. The owner of ...

Airport lifts rule crimping lessees

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction Regional Airport policy that called for “reversions,” or provisions requiring hangar owners and others to surrender improvements on leased land, was itself reversed on Tuesday. The airport authority board voted ...

State airport funds set to be slashed

By Gary Harmon

Western Colorado airport officials are evaluating how to deal with a sharp reduction in the amount of money available from the state to fund airport improvements. Grand Junction Regional Airport has three projects that stand to be affected by ...


County approves 24-hour 
wastewater plant operation

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners unanimously approved a two-year extension Tuesday to a permit condition that allows a local oil and gas wastewater disposal facility to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But commissioners warned the operators ...

School board approves anti-testing resolution

By Emily Shockley

Three weeks after Montrose School Board members adopted a similar declaration of proposed testing independence, District 51 School Board members on Tuesday adopted a resolution pleading with state lawmakers to modify standardized testing ...


Three face 
prison time in beating downtown

By Paul Shockley

A trio of Colorado Mesa University students learned Tuesday they face mandatory prison time if convicted in the severe beating of a stranger in downtown Grand Junction. Appearing free on personal-recognizance bonds before District Judge Brian ...

Scott chosen to chair Senate committee

By Charles Ashby

Even though he’s just a freshman, at least in the Colorado Senate, Sen.-elect Ray Scott will start as a committee chairman. The Grand Junction Republican is to chair the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. The post ...

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