Western Colorado

Page 5 of 1997

Tipton blasts proposal to raid vets’ program

By Gary Harmon

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget would allow him to raid a program he approved that was aimed at improving medical treatment for veterans living in rural areas, said a letter signed by, among others, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, ...


Storm socks Montrose, takes swipe at GJ

By Mike Wiggins

Schools and government offices reopened in Montrose and Delta counties this morning, a day after a powerful storm hammered some areas of southwestern Colorado with more than 2 feet of snow, bringing much-needed moisture to a snow-starved part ...

Coroner IDs 2 men killed in storage fire

By Paul Shockley

Two men who died inside a unit at a Grand Junction storage business lost their lives in an effort by someone to keep a warming fire on Saturday night, authorities said Monday. Thomas Smith, 56, and Tom Lintz, 49, both of Grand Junction, died ...


Leash laws unleashed

By Amy Hamilton

With their tails and ears up like friendly flags, a number of dogs mingled Thursday around their owners, who also socialized with each other, at the Canyon View dog park on a balmy afternoon. Of course, the fenced-in park at the eastern edge ...


Central High student finds great friend, date through volunteer work

By Rachel Sauer

The thing that never gets said about high school dances, since they carry so much cultural baggage and bloom-of-youth expectation, is that they’re much more fun with friends. With a friend as your date it’s OK to bust your ...


This Week in the Legislature: Feb. 23, 2015

By Staff

DENVER — Freshman Rep. Yeulin Willett, R-Grand Junction, is once again trying to work across party lines to help rural Colorado with its economy, or at least get everyone at the table to talk about it. On Tuesday, a House panel will ...


Locals assess property damage from storage fire

By Paul Shockley

Authorities on Sunday worked to determine how two people died inside a Grand Junction storage unit, whether they were living there and a cause for Saturday’s fire at the business. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office on Sunday did not ...

Grand Valley suicide numbers up in January

By Amy Hamilton

Scanner traffic in January crackled with a frenetic urgency as law enforcement raced across the Grand Valley to help intervene on calls of suicide attempts, suicide threats or reports of suicide. In the Grand Valley last month, five people ...


Couple accused in crime spree face extradition

By Paul Shockley

A California couple is accused of an armed robbery in December at a Grand Junction restaurant, which was part of an alleged multi-state crime spree including 11 armed robberies among other crimes. Michael Angelo Ortiz, 33, and Chanzie ...


Lawyers: Tippetts offered to discuss his plans for airport

By Gary Harmon

An attorney for the former chief at Grand Junction Regional Airport suggested last fall that Rex Tippetts might be willing to discuss his previous plans for the airport with the new board. One of Tippetts’ Grand Junction attorneys, ...

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