Western Colorado

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Tipton seeks answers on spill

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy needs to answer 15 questions about the spill from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River,  U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., wrote in a letter signed by 29 other ...


Charter customers lose access to Internet

By Mike Wiggins

A Charter Communications Internet and telephone service outage left a wide swath of the Grand Valley offline for much of the day Wednesday and forced the closure of two government offices. Charter officials said maintenance work scheduled to ...

Cops probe burglary at De Beque pot shop

By Paul Shockley

Police are tight-lipped about a burglary investigation following a break-in Monday morning at Mesa County’s lone retail marijuana business. De Beque Marshal Bob Dalley said his agency responded to Kush Gardens, 4550 Highway 6&24, ...

Montrose County

Montrose health department hires new director

By Staff

Montrose County has hired a new director for its Health and Human Services Department. Kristin Pulatie, who has been serving as interim director since last fall, will take over the county agency effective immediately. She replaces Peg Mewes, ...

Authority: Don’t stop 
crime probe 
of airport

By Gary Harmon

A criminal investigation into activities at Grand Junction Regional Airport ought not stop with the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to drop its 21-month probe, the airport board decided. The airport will seek to refer the case to ...


Kids learn how the world works

By Charles Ashby

The laws of physics say an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force. So, it stands to reason that by putting money toward a more in-depth physics curriculum for middle school students, those students will be ...

Board: End of probe will allow GJ airport to move forward

By Gary Harmon

The end of a criminal investigation into activities at Grand Junction Regional Airport gives airport officials greater leeway, board members said at their monthly meeting Tuesday. “Now that we are out from under DOJ’s watchful ...


District close to terms on new school

By Amy Hamilton

School District 51 is coming closer to presenting terms on a contract for a new building to house R-5 High School and The Opportunity Center under one roof, according to an update presented at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Board ...

GJ airport authority picks Eagle resident to be its new manager

By Gary Harmon

An Eagle resident is the first choice to take over as the manager of Grand Junction Regional Airport. The airport authority voted unanimously to open negotiations with David Fiore, an attorney and pilot who has previously worked at four ...

Coal future debated at BLM session

By Dennis Webb

Supporters of coal development said a possible increase in federal royalty rates could deal a devastating blow to an already reeling industry, while others endorsed the idea and even took it one step further in calling for moving beyond use of ...

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