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Garfield County man held after father dies in struggle

By Charles Ashby

A Garfield County man was jailed Friday in connection with the death of his father in a home just outside of New Castle. Anthony William Padia, 27, was taken to the Garfield County Jail on Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder of his ...


Exporting jobs, importing wages

By Gary Harmon

DELTA — Scotty Calhoun saw the handwriting on the longwall years ago and opted out of full-time work at the Elk Creek Mine. Calhoun instead signed on at TK Mining in Delta and promptly went to work in Colorado, Canada and ...


Delta County economy reels, reacts to mine closures

By Gary Harmon

Buffeted by mine closures — and economic doldrums in general — Delta County is going into difficult times that are unlikely to improve soon. About 500 jobs disappeared in the space of a little more than a year in Delta County, or ...

Delta food production company bucks trend

By Gary Harmon

For Joe Davis, Delta County is the perfect location for an agricultural economy built around small, independent farms and food safety. Davis — a Texas physician who moved to Delta in June to establish Laughing Goat Farmers Market in the ...

You Said It, Dec. 21, 2014

By Staff

I have never been more proud of my town as I was today to see the overwhelming number of citizens who lined up along the funeral procession route to show their final respects for fallen soldier Capt.William DuBois. Mesa County government ...

Best of Bridge, Dec. 21, 2014

By Staff

Here are results of recent bridge games: Dec. 10: Rocky Otto and Sue Cox; Bruce Kolisek and Helen Bledsoe Dec. 11: Carolyn Wiley and Marilyn McLaughlin; tie, Jeff Phillips and Sharon Snyder and Darlene Clark and Judy Tirpack. Dec. 12: ...

‘Ender’s Game’ provides an anti-bullying theme

By Staff

Having read and taught the award- winning book, “Ender’s Game,” as well as having read “Ender’s Shadow,” and “Ender in Exile,” I can only conclude that they offer a profound testimony to the ...

Cribbage, Dec. 21, 2014

By Staff

Here are the Dec. 17 results for the Two Rivers Cribbage Club: ■ First place:  Carl “Nick” Garner, Clifton ■ Second place: Marla Monday, Grand Junction ■ Third place: Dolores Fread, Clifton ■ Fourth ...

Monument’s plaza deserves support

By Staff

The Colorado National Monument Association is embarking on an ambitious plan to improve the east entrance to Colorado National Monument in ways that would benefit tourists, schoolchildren and motorists. The plaza, for which the association ...

Mesa County health plan successfully navigates rough waters

By Staff

For large employers, like Mesa County government, a health care plan is challenging to navigate. Double digit increases in plan costs over the past 10 years have created some rough waters within the current health care environment. But it is ...

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