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Aspen asks how Ute plans use of its water

By Gary Harmon

Aspen and Pitkin County officials are raising questions about plans to send more water from Ruedi Reservoir down the Colorado River to benefit endangered fish. The water is owned by the Ute Water Conservancy District, which purchased 12,000 ...



By Greg Ruland

MONTROSE —The side that prevails in a protracted legal battle over Montrose County’s only hospital will expand its control of a county asset that generates nearly $200 million in gross revenue each year, but taxpayers and patients ...


Palisade abuzz for honeybee festival

By Greg Ruland

The sweetest annual event in Palisade buzzed with activity Saturday when hundreds of visitors swarmed the tiny town east of Grand Junction to shop for honey and learn about the secret lives of bees. The seventh-annual International Honeybee ...


Volunteers build trail in honor of beloved local

By Greg Ruland

Many of the more than 100 volunteers who worked for hours with picks and shovels Saturday to build a mile of the Time Machine trail and restore Three Sisters landscape never knew Tim Sewell. For those who did, sweat from building the trail, ...

Democrats, GOP praise state spending budget

By Charles Ashby

Despite arguments over some parts of the state’s $27 billion budget that the Colorado Legislature has been working on over the past two weeks, lawmakers on both sides of the political divide hailed the annual spending plan as one that ...

Traffic Alert, April 12, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ F 1/4 Road Sewer Line Construction between 
24 1/2 Road and 25 Road: 
F 1/4 Road remains closed. Follow detours. ■ 2015 Sewer Line Replacement ...

Police-reform bills get initial
 nod by House

By Charles Ashby

Colorado police officers would be allowed to use chokeholds only in self-defense, and prosecutors who fail to file charges in officer-involved shootings could have their reports made public, under two bills that won initial approval in the ...

County Libraries names 
director of development

By Staff

Mesa County Libraries employee Karen Kllanxhja has accepted a position as the library district’s development director. The library hasn’t yet picked a day for Kllanxhja to start her new job. Her duties will consist of serving as ...


BLM land-use decisions
 detailed on public website

By Staff

Hikers, bikers and OHV drivers can learn on the web how and why the Bureau of Land Management handled their favorite routes in the Grand Junction Field Office’s management plan proposal. BLM officials studied 30,000 segments of roads ...


Debate coach rewarded by budding minds

By Emily Shockley

“Little plastic trophies” have never been the key measure of success for Grand Junction High School speech and debate coach Tony Myers. Instead, Myers said he’s most proud of his students when they learn something, become a ...

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