Western Colorado

Page 9 of 2015


22 new campsites will draw more mountain bikers to popular trails

By Amy Hamilton

The call of the trail may beckon even louder this spring as 22 more campsites have been added to one of the Grand Valley’s most beloved improved camping areas. Campers in the North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area ...


Bill would refinance building for bureau of investigation

By Charles Ashby

When Grand Junction lured the Colorado Bureau of Investigation from Montrose in 2006, the city formed the Grand Junction Colorado State Leasing Authority to finance the project. Under a bill introduced into the Colorado Senate, that authority ...

Traffic Alert, March 16, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ F 1/4 Road Sewer Line Construction between 24 1/2 Road and 25 Road: F 1/4 Road is closed to through traffic. Access for local residents will be provided. Project ...

Standardized test scores will count at some schools

By Emily Shockley

Colorado Mesa University has no immediate plans to use Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test scores to help determine who gets into the school or which classes they should take. But two Colorado ...


Unpacking snowpack

By Dennis Webb

“Other duties as assigned” may be
 a typical part of Americans’ job descriptions, but one of Derrick Wyle’s other duties is far from typical. His official job is serving as a soil conservationist with the U.S. ...

Partner support helps save manual snow survey sites

By Dennis Webb

While use of automated snowpack measuring is on the rise, many manual measurement sites in Colorado are continuing to be used, thanks in part to help from partner entities. In 2013, the Natural Resources Conservation Service raised the ...

Hydropower plant would help region, utility says

By Gary Harmon

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) wants to buy electricity generated from water running down the South Canal near Montrose. Doing so, said an association executive, would prop up a beleaguered regional economy and provide for local, ...


Legacy of Cesar Chavez celebrated

By Rachel Sauer

At the time, options were limited; so limited, in fact, that there really was only one: go to work in the fields. So, Therese Moran’s mother took her nine children from New Mexico to central California. Moran’s father had been a ...


First-of-its-kind beer fest offers new tastes

By Rachel Sauer

There are a lot of ways to appreciate beer. It’s a thing that happens in layers. The frothy, top layer of appreciation — let’s call it the head — is a simple “I like it.” Either you do or you ...


Court upholds conviction in desert slaying

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed a conviction relating to the 2011 beating death of a homeless man in the desert north of Grand Junction, rejecting arguments of illegal interview tactics by local law enforcement. Aaron ...

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