Western Colorado

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Hospital visits for flu are up this season

By Greg Ruland

The number of Mesa County residents who checked in at area hospitals with flu jumped from four to 16 during a 10-day period starting Dec. 6, state and county health officials confirmed. That’s more than five times the number of ...

Town to create memorial site for pilot

By Dennis Webb

The town of New Castle plans to install a permanent memorial honoring Air Force Capt. William DuBois, who grew up there and died recently in a crash in the Middle East. “We’re very, very proud of his accomplishments and what he ...

New law won’t stop study of sage-grouse, Jewell says

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department says a federal budget bill rider will have some consequences for greater sage-grouse management, and for landowners living in Gunnison sage-grouse country, but won’t affect efforts to develop federal and state ...

President pardons two local men

By Charles Ashby

Two local men were among 20 people nationwide who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by President Barack Obama on Wednesday. David Neil Mercer of Grand Junction and Albert Byron Stork of Delta were among the dozen people to have ...

School board discusses bullying in book

By Emily Shockley

Whether the book “Ender’s Game” could cause bullying was the focus of a presentation to the District 51 School Board Tuesday night that led to a divisive discussion among members of the board. A parent asked the district to ...

Defeated candidates spend campaign cash

By Charles Ashby

The final duty for those candidates for office who lost their races is to decide what to do with any leftover money in their campaign accounts. And while some local candidates for legislative seats are still deciding what to do with what ...


Casebier to coach ‘Cats

By Matt Meyer

After 10 seasons in Montrose, Todd Casebier is returning to the Grand Valley. Casebier is the new football coach at Fruita Monument High School, District 51 Athletic Director Paul Cain said in a release Tuesday. Casebier compiled an 87-30 ...


Renowned Paonia scientist Theo Colburn dies at age 87

By Dennis Webb

A Paonia scientist who earned international recognition for bringing attention to the impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals to humans and wildlife has died. Theo Colborn, 87, founded The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, based in Paonia, and ...


Public defender asks for delay in Birgfeld case

By Paul Shockley

The complexity and scope of the investigation into Paige Birgfeld’s death make it impossible to be prepared for a preliminary hearing within statutory time frames, an attorney argues. Steve Colvin, Grand Junction head of the Colorado ...

Rifle woman dies in one-car rollover Tuesday

By Staff

A 60-year-old Rifle woman died Tuesday in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 70 just east of Rifle, the Colorado State Patrol said. The woman, identified Tuesday evening as Barbara A. Snider, was driving east in a 2005 Ford Ranger and ...

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