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Western Slope farmers selling to local schools

By Gabrielle Porter

Several Western Slope produce farmers will have a leg up on selling their goods to local schools thanks to a grant that will pay for various food safety improvements on their farms. The $90,000 grant from the Colorado Farm to School Task Bank ...

Work on new collections room at Dinosaur Journey about done

By Gary Harmon

Work is near completion on a new collections room for the Museums of Western Colorado’s Dinosaur Journey museum in Fruita. The 300-square-foot area will be used for oversized specimens, such a dinosaur femurs or other large fossils, ...

Vendors that get state contracts, this hearing is for you

By Charles Ashby

Any Western Slope company that does business with the state might want to listen in today to a live-stream discussion with the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration. That’s because that state agency is holding what it ...

Evacuation orders lifted as fire 40 percent contained

By Gabrielle Porter

Evacuation orders for about two dozen homes in the Housetop Mesa area were lifted Sunday night as firefighting crews contained about 40 percent of the 621-acre Spring Creek 2 Fire straddling the border between Mesa and Garfield counties near ...

Back the Badge group supports law enforcement

By Staff

About two dozen people showed up to the Rocky Mountain Gun Club in Grand Junction on Sunday afternoon to chat, snack and shoot targets — all in the name of supporting local law enforcement officers. The launch event for Back the Badge, ...

Legal fees pile up in suit over pot policy

By Erin McIntyre

A lawsuit alleging the town of Palisade created an unfair monopoly when it limited the number of medical marijuana shops has made it to the state Court of Appeals, and the plaintiff has no intention of paying the town for the legal fees the ...


Attack survivor inspires female veterans

By Erin McIntyre

Dana Liesegang was 19 years old and had only been enlisted for a few months when she was sexually assaulted by a fellow Navy sailor, thrown off a cliff and left to die. Thus began her life journey to prove everyone wrong and show others that ...

Judicial panel: Judge needs to improve

By Gabrielle Porter

A state commission recommended a Mesa County district judge be placed on a performance improvement plan after she earned low marks in several areas of her position in a job evaluation, including the issuance of timely rulings and decisions, ...


Teachers needed

By Katie Langford

The number of people pursuing teaching degrees in Colorado has steadily declined for the last five years, a troubling trend that could have a ripple effect on the pool of qualified teachers in the state in the years to come. More than 13,000 ...

BLM will decide soon on 146-well drilling plan

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is close to issuing a decision on a proposed 146-well drilling plan in the upper North Fork Valley after releasing a final environmental impact statement last month. The final statement on SG Interests’ ...

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