Western Colorado

Page 4 of 1998

United Way fundraising at 81 percent of goal

By Staff

Dozens of people attended an event Wednesday hosted by the United Way of Mesa County, to update the results of the organization’s 2014-15 fundraising campaign and to hand out some well-earned awards. United Way officials said that ...


Before forum, a hostile climate

By Gary Harmon

Critics of a speaker at Friday’s Energy Forum and Expo are heaping scorn on John Casey, who contends the Earth is on the verge of a cooling period. Forum organizers, however, said the invitation to speak is not an endorsement, but an ...


Fruita angles for leg
 in ‘Ride the Rockies’

By Gary Harmon

Fruita is making a bid to bring the 2,000 Ride the Rockies bicyclists through the town after they start the morning with a ride over Colorado National Monument. City officials on Monday pitched the idea that taking the riders through Fruita ...

House advances bill for economic panel

By Charles Ashby

The sponsors of a bill to create a working group to examine ways to boost the economies of hard-hit areas of the state say it isn’t just another legislative panel. The group they are proposing, which the House Business Affairs & ...


Foreclosure sales could be on Internet under bill

By Charles Ashby

Public trustees would be able to hold foreclosure sales on the Internet under a bill approved in a House committee on Tuesday. The measure, HB1142, came at the behest of the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office, who also acts as that ...

Murder warrant issued in Carbondale case

By Paul Shockley

An arrest warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for a Carbondale man in connection with his wife’s death. Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, 46, remains at St. Mary’s Hospital and won’t be taken into custody until ...

Helicopter spots men stranded on Uncompahgre

By Staff

It took a St. Mary’s CareFlight helicopter to locate two men stranded in the snowy wilderness of the Uncompahgre Plateau early Sunday morning, after the men adventured out in a pickup truck in the Divide Road area off of Co. Hw. ...

Garfield Re-2 School District weighs calendar options

By Staff

Garfield Re-2 School District is seeking input from Rifle, Silt and New Castle residents on two school calendar options for 2015-16 and 2016-17. Both options operate on a Monday through Thursday schedule and begin the 2015-16 school year Aug. ...

Tipton points to U.S. judge’s ruling

By Gary Harmon

A Texas judge’s ruling gives U.S. House Republicans some margin to deal with a Senate measure that upholds President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. “We got what we ...

for oil, gas 
are released

By Dennis Webb

A state task force has agreed on nine recommendations for balancing land uses and reducing conflicts related to oil and gas development. But critics say it failed to accomplish the work asked of it, and a coalition Tuesday said it will pursue ...

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