Western Colorado

Page 6 of 1996


Partisan bills punctuate session

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House and Senate gave final approval to some measures Thursday that aren’t likely to gain a lot of support in the opposing chamber. In the Senate, Republicans, who have a one-vote majority, approved two bills that House ...


TABOR an obstacle for off-highway vehicle use

By Charles Ashby

Lawmakers often know that their bills face uphill battles if they cost the state money to implement them, but an Ignacio representative learned Thursday the same can be true for measures that generate revenue, too. Rep. J.Paul Brown, ...


With cost of oil low, city to resurface more streets this year

By Amy Hamilton

Cheap oil means the city of Grand Junction can afford to resurface a few more streets this summer. Grand Junction city councilors approved a $1.43 million contract with United Companies of Grand Junction during Wednesday night’s ...


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How education board can shed Common Core

By Emily Shockley

State Board of Education members learned Thursday that there are two ways for Colorado to cut ties with Common Core, but the group refrained from pursuing a separation at this time. Colorado Senior Assistant Attorney General Tony Dyl ...


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Legislature didn’t pay well enough, King says

By Paul Shockley

Confronted with evidence he charged the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Mesa University for part-time work at both places at the same time over several months in 2013, former state Sen. Steve King suggested he needed the ...


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Down numbers at airport buck positive visitor trend

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Regional Airport is fighting headwinds even as much of the Grand Valley’s travel-related economy is taking off. Boardings at the airport tumbled 15 percent in January over the previous January, falling to the lowest ...


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Jail, probation for teacher in ‘sexting’ case

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County judge threatened to reject a plea agreement as being too soft, before reversing himself and sentencing a former longtime School District 51 teacher to serve 10 years probation and 90 days in jail for sexting with an underage ...


Locals press feds to back facility for natural-gas exports

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County and two Grand Junction-based organizations are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take into account natural gas-producing areas’ economies when considering a proposed natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay, ...


No snow tires or chains? Ticket, please

By Charles Ashby

Motorists who fail to have adequate treads on their tires or carry chains could face tickets and fines under a bill that won approval in a House committee on Wednesday. The measure, HB1173, is aimed at preventing motorists with bald tires and ...


Polaris drilling firm sold; eyes on growth

By Dennis Webb

A Mesa County company specializing in drilling horizontal bores for oil and gas pipelines and municipal utilities has been sold, a move that could lead to new opportunities for growth. Polaris Drilling Inc. has been purchased by ...


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