Western Colorado

Page 8 of 1997

Locals press feds to back facility for natural-gas exports

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County and two Grand Junction-based organizations are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take into account natural gas-producing areas’ economies when considering a proposed natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay, ...

No snow tires or chains? Ticket, please

By Charles Ashby

Motorists who fail to have adequate treads on their tires or carry chains could face tickets and fines under a bill that won approval in a House committee on Wednesday. The measure, HB1173, is aimed at preventing motorists with bald tires and ...

Polaris drilling firm sold; eyes on growth

By Dennis Webb

A Mesa County company specializing in drilling horizontal bores for oil and gas pipelines and municipal utilities has been sold, a move that could lead to new opportunities for growth. Polaris Drilling Inc. has been purchased by ...

Voter ID bills killed 
in House committee 
on party-line vote

By Charles Ashby

Republicans pulled out all the stops Wednesday, but still couldn’t persuade a Democratic-controlled House committee that requiring photo identification cards to register to vote was a good idea. In the end, six Democrats on the ...

CMU rustling up scholarship cash

By Emily Shockley

When it came time for Janie VanWinkle to pay college tuition, she sold cows. On Wednesday, she sold a cow to pay for someone else’s college expenses. With the sale of a pearl-colored Charolais heifer for $1,876 Wednesday afternoon at ...

100 citizens 
getting invite to visit D.C.
 public forum

By Gary Harmon

Coloradans can apply now to attend the 2015 Capital Conference in Washington, D.C., in early June. The conference, sponsored by Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado, is “an unparalleled opportunity to get an immersion ...

1st North Ave. business
eligible for $10,000 grant

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Valley Power Sports, 2865 North Ave., is revving up its image, the first business along North Avenue to take advantage of $10,000 in grant money from the city of Grand Junction. Grand Junction city councilors on Wednesday night ...

District 51 sticks with early start to calendar

By Emily Shockley

District 51 School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to continue starting school on the first Monday of August in both 2015-16 and 2016-17. Next school year’s calendar begins classes Aug. 3 and goes through May 19. The ...

Airport board deems building a ‘boondoggle,’ considers demolition

By Gary Harmon

The half-done building at Grand Junction Regional Airport is at best a boondoggle, and at worst the aeronautical equivalent of a kidney stone, the airport board agreed Tuesday. How to resolve it either way remains an issue, but the board ...


Ex-Blagg juror fights charge of contempt

By Paul Shockley

A local woman will answer in April why she shouldn’t be held in contempt of court for essentially forcing a retrial in one of western Colorado’s most notorious murder cases. Through her lawyer, Orchard Mesa resident Marilyn ...

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