Western Colorado

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Palisade senior takes first place at state speech

By Emily Shockley

Palisade High School student Tiana Menon kicked off her spring break by winning a trophy. The 18-year-old senior won first place in the international extemporaneous speech category Saturday at Colorado’s state speech and debate ...

Scientists, coalition stir debate over sage-grouse

By Dennis Webb

Federal agencies are hearing two radically different views about the science surrounding greater sage-grouse management in advance of decisions on the bird due this year. On March 12, 11 sage-grouse scientists wrote to Interior Secretary ...


Never say die

By Amy Hamilton

Words fail to describe how it feels to sink into the inky, black depths of yourself, not being able to spot even a glimmer of light. It can be a place where you are so depressed and consumed with physical and emotional pain that it seems the ...


Mavericks win 19th straight, set new record

By Dale Shrull

Matt Delay was in the groove on the mound and the Colorado Mesa University bats were blazing. The result was a CMU rout and a school record 19-game winning streak, which broke the record set in 2007. CMU (24-2, 16-0 RMAC) dominated the game ...

Suicide education effort targets area gun shops

By Amy Hamilton

Of all the suicides in Mesa County last year, half of the women, or four, who took their lives, did so with a gun. More than half of the 28 men who committed suicide last year in Mesa 
County used a gun. The numbers start to really ...


Student of the Week, March 23, 2015

By Staff

GPA: 4.175 After-school activities: Robotics, Boy Scouts, volunteering with 3D printing. Favorite book and its author: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Favorite TV show: “Top Gear.” Favorite band or ...

This Week in Legislature, March 23, 2015

By Staff

DENVER — Now that the Legislature has received its all-important March revenue forecast, one that shows the state is doing well but also has a major refund liability under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, the Joint Budget Committee ...

Nonprofit, local utility team up to provide solar energy to low-income customers

By Staff

Grand Junction will be the first in what is likely to be a series of cities in Colorado to get a solar panel array that will lower electrical bills for low-income utility customers. GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization headquartered in ...


City applies for grant 
to improve North Avenue

By Emily Shockley

After receiving a $1.2 million grant for a makeover of North Avenue, the city of Grand Junction is seeking additional cash to add a few finishing touches to the project. The Grand Junction City Council on Wednesday authorized the city manager ...

Scholar brings lecture on ISIS to Avalon

By Staff

A renowned Middle East scholar will be at the Avalon Theatre next week for a lecture on the rise and expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Dr. Nader Hashemi’s presentation, slated for 7 p.m. on April 1, will examine the ...

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