Western Colorado

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County approves 24-hour 
wastewater plant operation

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners unanimously approved a two-year extension Tuesday to a permit condition that allows a local oil and gas wastewater disposal facility to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But commissioners warned the operators ...

School board approves anti-testing resolution

By Emily Shockley

Three weeks after Montrose School Board members adopted a similar declaration of proposed testing independence, District 51 School Board members on Tuesday adopted a resolution pleading with state lawmakers to modify standardized testing ...


Three face 
prison time in beating downtown

By Paul Shockley

A trio of Colorado Mesa University students learned Tuesday they face mandatory prison time if convicted in the severe beating of a stranger in downtown Grand Junction. Appearing free on personal-recognizance bonds before District Judge Brian ...

Scott chosen to chair Senate committee

By Charles Ashby

Even though he’s just a freshman, at least in the Colorado Senate, Sen.-elect Ray Scott will start as a committee chairman. The Grand Junction Republican is to chair the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. The post ...


Retail pot shop on way

By Kathleen Goddeyne

What would be Mesa County’s first recreational marijuana retail shop got the go-ahead from the town of De Beque’s board Monday night, paving the way for the store to open as soon as December. De Beque’s board of trustees ...

Foreign-trade zone would aid manufacturers, distributors

By Greg Ruland

The Grand Junction City Council is expected to vote Wednesday in favor of paying $50,000 for a report on the costs and benefits of establishing a foreign-trade zone in the city. If established, manufacturers and distributors in the zone would ...

New Mesa County attorney to begin work Dec. 1

By Emily Shockley

The newly-hired Mesa County attorney will begin work Dec. 1 with an annual salary of $140,000 ­ — $21,550 more than his predecessor earned. Mesa County commissioners signed a contract on Monday with J. Patrick Coleman, a ...

Fruita Monument FFA

Fruita Monument students do well at FFA nationals

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Agriculture is a way of life at Fruita Monument High School and it shows in students, particularly in Kelsey Greenhow. The Fruita Monument senior was named one of the top female competitors at the 2014 Future Farmers of America national ...

Republicans eye Tipton for House Financial Services Committee

By Gary Harmon

It’s possible that U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., could land a spot on the House Financial Services Committee in the new Congress. Tipton, who was elected to a third term this month, said he was approached by House members to consider ...


Hanging Lake’s noose tightens

By Dennis Webb

Public entities are dipping into their budgets for funds to help manage heavy visitorship to a popular hiking trail in Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs, and in coming years those visitors may be asked to do the same in the form of an ...

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