Western Colorado

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Meeting tonight to discuss Gateway School’s finances

By Emily Shockley

A second community meeting addressing Gateway School’s financial future will take place at 6 p.m. tonight at the Gateway Community Center, 42700 Colorado Highway 141. Gateway parents and community members shared ideas for preserving the ...

School district signs with new bus company

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 will start the 2015-16 school year with a new, five-year bus contract and a fleet of 140 fresh-off-the-assembly line buses equipped with cameras, new bus routing software and a Global Positioning System that allows parents ...


Woman burned home, cops say

By Staff

A woman restrained from contacting the Grand Junction Police Department allegedly told officers who showed up at the scene of her burning home early Wednesday that she intentionally set the blaze. Laura Lee Sanders, 48, who lives at 2576 ...


Authorities topple large drug ring

By Paul Shockley

Using two wiretaps and at least six confidential informants, and listening in on phone calls made by Mesa County Jail inmates, authorities dismantled a large drug distribution ring in Mesa County that was allegedly dealing significant ...


City: Time to clean up White Hall

By Amy Hamilton

The seared and ragged remains of White Hall seem to be a permanent fixture of Grand Junction’s landscape — even recently featured in a local coffee shop as art, via a stylized black and white photo. Since the historic building ...

Test refusals hit nearly 1,350 in District 51

By Emily Shockley

As of Monday afternoon, an estimated 1,349 School District 51 students have opted out of at least one Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, sending a message to legislators about their displeasure with ...


Artist who captured Ponca culture dies at 70

By Rachel Sauer

It may have been that the Great Spirit touched his troubled heart, calming what roiled and heaved inside it. Or it may have been that art saved him, that when he touched his brush to a canvas he was connected to the Ponca of old and to the ...


Police: Man possessed child porn

By Mike Wiggins

A Fruita man has been arrested on multiple felony charges after police reportedly found more than a thousand images of child pornography on his computer. Michael James Prokopy, 35, 1350 Powell St., was taken into custody last week following a ...

Western Slope legislators dismayed over Senate water bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a water bill that made some Western Slope lawmakers a bit uneasy. The measure, SB183, requires water court judges, when considering changes in water uses, to decide based on ...

Airport park 
vendor asks 
for upgrades

By Greg Ruland

The company that manages Grand Junction Regional Airport’s parking operations told the Airport Authority board Tuesday that if it wants to continue receiving more than 90 percent of the $1.5 million people pay to park each year, it ...

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