Western Colorado

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Federal involvement in schools divides state board hopefuls

By Gary Harmon

Common Core split the two candidates running for the Colorado state Board of Education in a debate before Club 20’s fall meeting on Saturday. The candidates, Republican Marcia Neal of Grand Junction, the incumbent, and Henry Roman, a ...


Reunited: Central High class recalls signing off on the fifties with hayrides, sock hops

By Melinda Mawdsley

They were special, the Central High School Class of 1959. Sure, the 96 students in the group enjoyed the music of Elvis and The Everly Brothers and spent time “dragging Main” like other Central classes, but the Class of ‘59 ...

School district survey results in five goals

By Emily Shockley

The results of a survey of School District 51 parents, employees, students and community members conducted this spring and summer to find out how effectively the district gets its message across yielded a variety of insights, including ...

Accidental drowning cause of Beaty’s death

By Staff

Toxicology results are still pending, but the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Saturday that the cause and manner of death of former Grand Junction Fire Department Chief Rick Beaty, 59, was accidental drowning, according to a press ...


Candidate for elections post: change needed

By Charles Ashby

Wayne Williams, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, said he wants voters to know that while he shares the same party with the current secretary, he isn’t Scott Gessler. Williams, clerk and recorder for El Paso County and a ...

‘Racino’ spot misleading, say measure’s foes

By Charles Ashby

The opponents of a ballot measure to expand gambling to racehorse tracks complained about — and got some results over — a television spot featuring a Grand Junction resident. In the commercial, Grand Junction resident Duke ...


Candidate: State needs public-integrity unit

By Gary Harmon

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office needs a public-integrity unit to investigate and prosecute wrongdoing by public officials, said Cynthia Coffman, the Republican candidate for attorney general. An ongoing investigation into Mesa ...

Body in river ID’d as Beaty’s

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Search and Rescue workers located the body of former Grand Junction Fire Department Chief Rick Beaty late Friday. Beaty’s body was found in the Gunnison River on Friday evening near an area where searchers had been looking ...

State official praises drilling air controls; residents say more needed

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — A state official said Thursday much has been and continues to be done to better monitor and restrict air pollution related to oil and gas development, while some area residents argued that more regulation is needed. “I ...


Scenic trail blazed to Fruita

By Gary Harmon

More than 100 people, many in bicycle garb, cheered when Colorado Riverfront Commission Chairman Brad Taylor declared on Friday, “The trail is open!” In truth, the Monument View section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail already was ...

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