Western Colorado

Page 6 of 2017

Less force, more injuries for GJ police

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction police in 2014 reported a five-year low for instances of officers using force, including a sharp decline in Taser deployments last year. Despite those facts, the agency reported a small rise in the number of suspects or ...

Verizon towers proposed for school district property

By Emily Shockley

Verizon Wireless is looking to add two cellphone towers in the Grand Valley — one near the School District 51 administration building at 2115 Grand Ave. and another next to the tennis courts at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way. The ...

GarCo grant 
targets eating, living healthy

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County will receive more than half a million dollars to look at how it can improve residents’ health through work, diet and play. Starting in July, Garfield County Public Health will receive grants of $190,000 a year for three ...

Traffic alert, March 22, 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 is closed to through traffic. Access for local residents will be provided. Project ...

With taxpayers due refunds for the first time in a decade, lawmakers mull workarounds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Legislature has entered Bizarro World. The revenue forecast it received last week confirmed that while the state’s economy is booming overall, and its coffers are overflowing with money, it can’t fund ...

Scott McInnis

County, land trust to meet

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners and Mesa Land Trust executive board members plan to meet sometime in April to discuss conservation easements, and commissioners’ hesitancy about supporting more of them. Earlier this month, representatives from ...

Bill would repeal law allowing more discrimination suits from employees

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill repealing a state law that allows employees who work at businesses of 15 or fewer workers to file discrimination suits in state court against their employers. Republicans said the ...

Glenwood Caverns finalist in national chamber contest

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs has been named one of seven finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2015 DREAM Big Small Business of the Year Award. The park is the finalist for the Southwest/South Central Region. ...

BLM rule requires frack-fluid disclosure

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing under a new rule that was immediately challenged in court by oil and gas industry groups. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Friday unveiled ...


Pipe dream now a reality

By Dennis Webb

When WPX Energy developed 87 natural gas wells from 14 pads at Hayes Gulch east of Parachute, it made use of one centralized facility to hydraulically fracture all the wells from a single location, rather than setting up fracking operations on ...

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