Western Colorado

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Local effects of oilfield firms’ merger unclear now

By Dennis Webb

It may be months or even years before the local personnel impacts of the merger of two major oilfield services companies are known. Halliburton Co. is buying Baker Hughes in a $34.6 billion deal, the companies announced Monday. The agreement ...

Commissioners look internally for next administrator

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners hope to select a new county administrator from within the organization’s ranks by Dec. 15. The commissioners set parameters Monday morning at their weekly administrative meeting for the county’s search ...

Teen identified in fatal Clifton shooting

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office identified a teenager Monday who was fatally shot Sunday in Clifton, as authorities said early indications suggest the shooter acted with “no malicious intent.” Brandon Crawford, 15, died of ...


A reluctant push toward the center

By Charles Ashby

With Democrats still in charge in the Colorado House and the Republicans taking control of the Colorado Senate next session, leaders in both chambers are asking several questions: What will be the tone when the Colorado Legislature convenes ...

District 51 
rises a level in state rating

By Emily Shockley

For the first time in five years, Mesa County Valley School District 51 has been accredited without the caveat of having to write a state-ordered plan for improving local academic performance. The Colorado Department of Education assigns ...

Cutting your own Christmas tree? Where to buy permits

By Melinda Mawdsley

With Thanksgiving — and the month of December — still about two weeks away, it may be too soon to put up a Christmas tree, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to plan where this year’s is coming from, particularly ...


Neighbors oppose 24-hour operation of disposal facility

By Emily Shockley

Neighbors say a wastewater disposal facility about halfway between Grand Junction and Delta on U.S. Highway 50 is a big headache — literally. An odor that allegedly emanates from the site after operations are shut down for the day has ...


Shoebox Surprises

By Melinda Mawdsley

It was nearly impossible to wipe the smile off Gloria Clement’s face as she packed a shoebox with gifts she thought a 2-year-old girl would love: a doll, a stuffed animal, candy. “Every year, I cannot wait to do this,” ...

Fruita park renovations planned

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Fruita’s historic Reed Park is set to be renovated next fall to bring the park up to standards and codes. The park, at 250 S Elm St. and one of Fruita’s most utilized, is more than 30 years old and in dire need of improvements, ...


Clifton shooting investigated; man dead

By Staff

A man is dead as authorities continue to investigate a shooting in Clifton on Sunday. Little information was released, but a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Deputy Ben Carnes, said officers were dispatched at 3:13 p.m. to 3237 ...

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