Western Colorado

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Mesa Valley school graduates walked
 a path less followed

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa Valley Community School almost didn’t have a graduating class this year. But thanks to some hard work by school staff and parents, 21 students earned their high school degrees at the unconventional school on Wednesday. Those ...

Bureau report calls for water conservation

By Gary Harmon

Colorado River water users will have to get used to more water conservation, according to a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation report that was faulted in Colorado for failing to consider storage as a drought measure. The report calls for several ...

Broadband aid not reaching rural targets, lawmakers write to FCC

By Gary Harmon

The universal service fund intended to help rural customers obtain broadband service is in need of reform that would let it accomplish that goal, several congressional representatives said in a letter to the Federal Communications ...

Gas firm hopes to swap Thompson leases

By Gary Harmon

The company that has battled seven years to develop natural gas leases on the Thompson Divide is willing to trade them for an unknown quantity. “It’s a risk to us, but our preference is to develop something instead of facing ...


Hotchkiss grower says conservation before diversion

By Gary Harmon

HOTCHKISS — Instead of building a big, expensive transmountain diversion, Colorado would do well to improve conservation on the Front Range and maintain small existing projects in rural areas, said a West Slope fruitgrower. In places ...


Force is strong with Fruita grads

By Paul Shockley

On a Tuesday night heavy in “Star Wars” references and a sea of blue caps and gowns, Fruita Monument High School graduate Amy Espinoza was finally done. And the first in her family to graduate high school. “It was a lot of ...


California man jailed on meth, cocaine charges

By Paul Shockley

A California man’s story made troopers suspicious before a court-approved search of the sport-utility vehicle he was driving turned up 14 pounds of packaged methamphetamine and cocaine hidden under the rear floorboard of the vehicle, ...

Lions Club distributes $27K in grants to nonprofits

By Greg Ruland

The Grand Junction Lions Club distributed nearly $27,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations Tuesday, the first in a series of grants it will make from $125,000 in community betterment funds collected earlier this year. The 86th Annual ...


Tigers take memories, one last selfie

By Gary Harmon

Don’t think the selfie generation is focused only on itself, the valedictorian of the Grand Junction High School Class of 2015 told her classmates on Tuesday. Sure, said Mary King, who graduated with a 4.57 grade-point average, the ...

Hickenlooper: ‘Very close’ to avoiding sage-grouse listing

By Gary Harmon

The debate over the greater sage-grouse is gaining intensity as a May 29 deadline looms for a federal agency to complete plans for the bird, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday. “We’re not playing chicken, but we are ...

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