Western Colorado

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Pipeline capacity gives Piceance an edge in gas market

By Dennis Webb

Ample pipeline capacity — coming at a time of mounting opposition to U.S. pipeline projects — is providing a decided competitive advantage to natural gas producers in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin, a recently updated ...

Traffic Alert, June 18, 2017

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions ■ First Street Reconstruction, Ouray Avenue to North Avenue: Day work will continue as crews finalize the ...


Seven fires flare up in past 5 days

By Amy Hamilton

A combination of hot temperatures, parched ground and gusty winds are keeping firefighters busy this week, responding to seven fires in the past five days. In addition to the large five-acre blaze near 28 Road on Monday, on Wednesday night ...


Cigarette likely cause of 5-acre blaze

By Amy Hamilton

A discarded cigarette may have caused the wind-whipped, five-acre blaze that demolished four structures and threatened nearby subdivisions on Monday, according to an investigation by the Grand Junction Fire Department. The blaze is considered ...


Sheriff, DA hit up Republicans for support on sales tax increase

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis and District Attorney Dan Rubinstein have been busy of late talking to as many groups as they can about the need for a special sales tax increase to help fund their public safety departments. The two GOP elected ...


Country Jammer’s teeth punched out; man on probation

By Gabrielle Porter

A Lone Tree man on probation was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly punching another man at Country Jam and knocking out his teeth, a Mesa County prosecutor said in court. Zachary Matthew Denny, 28, was arrested after Mesa County ...


Pedestrians, riders can now use B½ Road overpass

By Charles Ashby

It was an under-utilized bridge that now has a new purpose, or at least a partially new one. While the B 1/2 Road overpass at U.S. Highway 50 still is used for traffic, thanks to a federal grant and help from state and local groups the ...


Cops: Pastor was looking for treasure

By Erin McIntyre

A Grand Junction pastor reported missing in northern New Mexico was in the area searching for hidden treasure, authorities confirmed Friday. New Mexico State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed that family members told authorities that ...


Creepy, crawlies are his game

By Erin McIntyre

Dealing with spiders, grasshoppers and other insects for almost 30 years was the least of Bob Hammon’s job as an entomologist. Beyond insect identification, diagnosing problems and knowing how to control pests, the majority of his work ...


Tar sands firm seeks to leave stock market

By Dennis Webb

A company trying to produce oil from tar sands north of Interstate 70 and just across the Colorado border in Utah is seeking shareholder permission by today to withdraw from a Canadian stock market, in order to accept a loan deal to keep it ...

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