Western Colorado

Page 8 of 1975


Owner of landmark Graff Dairy dies Saturday

By Amy Hamilton

Family, farming and being in the outdoors were constant loves in Judy Graff Nichols’ life. The former owner of Graff Dairy died Saturday at the home she shared with her husband in Grand Junction. David Nichols said the couple was in ...

Police arrest 
teenage boy 
in ‘puffing’ 
theft, crash

By Staff

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department arrested a 16-year-old boy and charged him with first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and criminal impersonation on Tuesday night. Authorities suspect the teen stole a pickup truck ...


Increased severance tax revenue may go toward TABOR refunds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Municipal League is concerned over what Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to do with severance tax revenue this year. In a letter to the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee earlier this month, the ...

City Market vote is put off

By Amy Hamilton

Neighbors of the site for a proposed City Market were validated Tuesday night when a majority of Grand Junction’s city councilors agreed to send the project back to planning commissioners for reconsideration. City Market is proposing to ...

Threat of legal action made over airport debt

By Gary Harmon

The simmering dispute over unpaid bills and an unfinished building could land the Grand Junction Airport Authority in court, a representative of the general contractor for the job said Tuesday night. Board members, however, said the authority ...


Lifetime trip takes CMU student to Antarctica

By Kathleen Goddeyne

A Colorado Mesa University student had the adventure of a lifetime during a two-week trip to Antarctica, where she earned college credit earlier this year. Olivia Sayer, an 18-year-old junior studying biology, chemistry and dance, traveled to ...

School District 51 fills 642 positions; half are new hires

By Emily Shockley

While the number of applicants more than doubled for vacant positions in School District 51 year-over-year for 2014-15, district human resources staff say some positions are still tough to fill. The school district received 2,715 applications ...

Forest Service reconsiders drilling plan

By Dennis Webb

A proposal to drill up to five natural gas wells from a pad in the headwaters of the North Fork of the Gunnison River will get a closer look by the federal government under a lawsuit settlement with conservation groups. Under the settlement ...

Drilling-air-emissions study to wrap up in ‘15

By Dennis Webb

A study led by Colorado State University seeking to characterize emissions of air pollutants from natural gas development is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. The study is being conducted to quantify emissions of toxic ...

As promised, grouse lawsuit filed

By Gary Harmon

The Gunnison sage-grouse should be listed as an endangered species, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Denver, the most recent volley in a continuing legal fight over the bird. The suit, which lists Clait Braun, who headed the ...

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