Western Colorado

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State House races: guns, climate and water

By Charles Ashby

The Club 20 debates at Two Rivers Convention Center on Saturday pitted opponents in several Colorado House races, two of which are more contentious than the others. Those races, District 61 and District 59, are pitting contenders who are no ...

Tipton, challenger Tapia hit broad range of issues

By Gary Harmon

The two major candidates running to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District each took aim at Washington, D.C., in their first debate before about 400 people at the Club 20 fall meeting. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is ...


Governor, Beauprez confront each other

By Charles Ashby

In the first debate for Colorado governor Saturday, Republican Bob Beauprez and Democrat John Hickenlooper took every chance they could to disparage the other. Hickenlooper, who’s running for his second term as governor, immediately ...


Udall, Gardner trade salvos at Club 20

By Gary Harmon

With the hopes of each party riding on U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the two sparred Saturday over the Middle East, contraception, Colorado water and health care. Debating in front of about 1,000 people in Two Rivers ...


Ruling keeps Blagg in jail

By Duffy Hayes

Despite having his bond set Thursday, Michael Blagg will not be walking out of the Mesa County Jail anytime soon. The Colorado Supreme Court Saturday evening granted a request from Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger seeking a stay ...

Regional economy highlights state Senate District 5 clash

By Charles Ashby

Jobs and the economy are two of the biggest issues that the next state senator from Senate District 5 will deal with next session, the two candidates in the race for that seat told an audience at Club 20’s fall meeting on Saturday. But ...

Federal involvement in schools divides state board hopefuls

By Gary Harmon

Common Core split the two candidates running for the Colorado state Board of Education in a debate before Club 20’s fall meeting on Saturday. The candidates, Republican Marcia Neal of Grand Junction, the incumbent, and Henry Roman, a ...


Reunited: Central High class recalls signing off on the fifties with hayrides, sock hops

By Melinda Mawdsley

They were special, the Central High School Class of 1959. Sure, the 96 students in the group enjoyed the music of Elvis and The Everly Brothers and spent time “dragging Main” like other Central classes, but the Class of ‘59 ...

School district survey results in five goals

By Emily Shockley

The results of a survey of School District 51 parents, employees, students and community members conducted this spring and summer to find out how effectively the district gets its message across yielded a variety of insights, including ...

Accidental drowning cause of Beaty’s death

By Staff

Toxicology results are still pending, but the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Saturday that the cause and manner of death of former Grand Junction Fire Department Chief Rick Beaty, 59, was accidental drowning, according to a press ...

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