Western Colorado

Page 9 of 2090

Meetings set on land for new runway

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Regional Airport and federal agencies are seeking comment on a proposed acquisition of federal land for a new main runway. Four meetings are scheduled for public comment. The airport is seeking to acquire 188 acres of land ...

Pipeline firm rejects buyout

By Dennis Webb

The Oklahoma-based owner of a large network of area natural gas pipelines and processing plants has rejected a buyout offer worth $53.1 billion but says it will move forward with a process to consider a possible sale or merger. Williams, ...


Whirlybird bonanza

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — It only took one jog around the Rifle Garfield County Airport last week for Royal Navy Lt. Commander Jim Horton to know he was right where he wanted to be for planned test piloting of a military helicopter. “I went for a ...

Legislative scorecards do matter, study says

By Charles Ashby

It’s not uncommon for state legislators to find themselves ranked by one special-interest group or another based on how they vote during a legislative session. And while scorecards those groups produce are essentially useless to the ...


Father’s Day is a time for play

By Amy Hamilton

Mother’s Day seems to get all the attention, but plenty of dads are just as deserving of heaps of credit. A number of papas were celebrating their day with their children at Canyon View Park’s new playground on Sunday. They ...

Judge backs panhandlers in lawsuit against city

By Amy Hamilton

The latest ruling by a judge in a lawsuit against Grand Junction’s anti-panhandling ordinance usually is a “death knell” for cases that deal with First Amendment rights, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Mark ...


Irrigation project ‘rolled’ on, even in face of obstacles

By Bob Silbernagel

“Newspapers produce the first rough draft of history.” — Philip Graham People pushing for construction of a dam in De Beque Canyon and the accompanying Government Highline Canal had overcome a variety of obstacles — ...

Ex-senator takes job in economic development

By Charles Ashby

Al White, head of the Colorado Tourism Office and the former state senator whose district included Garfield County, is taking a new job. White will become the new senior adviser for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and ...

Utility can buy more renewable energy now

By Charles Ashby

The Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) scored a victory last week in its efforts to boost the amount of renewable energy it uses to provide power to its members. That happened when the association petitioned the Federal Energy ...


Cattlewomen honor Fruita man, 102

By Rachel Sauer

There’s no gentle way to say it. Ray Green’s place on Pabor Avenue in Fruita was a shack — a tumble-down, bedbug-infested, no-electricity shack. The bedbugs were eradicated before Mary Ann and little Rosalie moved in, and ...

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