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The Colorado Department of Labor is offering special help to small, rural businesses, particularly farms and ranches, in complying with the state’s new Family and Medical Leave Insurance law.

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State officials are proposing new policies to help deal with creating more affordable housing — and housing in general — calling it a statewide crisis that requires a statewide solution.

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DENVER — The Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee received its March revenue forecast last week, and now has the revenue numbers it needs to start putting together the state’s annual spending plan for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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DENVER — Last week, Republicans did their best at trying to filibuster two gun-control measures introduced into the Colorado Legislature by Democrats, one to place a three-day hold before being allowed to take possession of a purchased firearm, and the other to add more professionals who can…

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In an uncharacteristic comment, Rep. Matt Soper called for civil war over several bills before the Colorado Legislature dealing with gun control.

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DENVER — A bill that would allow Delta County elected officials to receive an 8.3% pay raise cleared the Colorado House and is to be heard in the Senate Local Government & Housing Committee this week. Since the measure was introduced, it only included a handful of counties. Now is includ…

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City Council candidates Scott Beilfuss and Diane Schwenke debated several issues Friday afternoon at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, including the ballot measure for a new community recreation center and partisanship.

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The Colorado Supreme Court rejected an appeal from former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters on Monday that tried to challenge the conditions of her bond on numerous criminal charges against her, specifically the one that barred her from having any contact with her own staff.

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DENVER — A House committee is to hear a bill later this week that would require larger counties, including Mesa, to go to five commissioners instead of three, and require that at least three of them be elected by district, rather than county wide.

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As promised at the beginning of the 2023 session of the Colorado Legislature, Democrats who control both chambers have introduced three bills that take aim at the state’s gun laws.

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Democrats have introduced a bill into the Colorado Legislature that would crack down on when and how hospitals can charge facility fees for outpatient care.

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Sen. Janice Rich may get another shot at getting a bill enacted to provide a tax credit to teachers who use their own money in the classroom.

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Citing the need for more time to pore over FBI evidence that has yet to be turned over to the defense, the attorneys for former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters asked for a delay in her criminal trial set for next month.

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Indicted former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters has officially launched her campaign to become the new chair of the Colorado Republican Party.

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DENVER — Lawmakers are to memorialize former state Sen. John (Jack) Taylor of Steamboat Springs this week. Taylor, 85, died of COVID in 2020. A Republican, Taylor represented northwest Colorado for 16 years, from 1993 to 2000 in the Colorado House, and 2001 to 2008 in the Colorado Senate. Du…

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From the State of the State to the State of the Union, John Marshall’s only real interest is in the state of Colorado Mesa University, especially in how it is viewed elsewhere.

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The first two candidates vying to be the Democratic Party’s nominee to face U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in 2024 agree on one main thing, unseating the two-term Republican congresswoman is the primary goal.

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Following suit of the Grand Junction City Council, the Mesa County Board of Commissioners have placed a temporary moratorium on new skilled games businesses.

Day
Temp
Sat
23°
40°
Sat
40°/23°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 4%

Sunrise: 07:10:07 AM

Sunset: 07:31:21 PM

Humidity: 34%

Wind: W @ 13 mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Saturday Night

Some clouds. Low 23F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sun
24°
40°
Sun
40°/24°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 20s.

Chance of Rain: 16%

Sunrise: 07:08:31 AM

Sunset: 07:32:19 PM

Humidity: 45%

Wind: SSE @ 9 mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Sunday Night

Cloudy early with partial clearing expected late. Low 24F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Mon
22°
41°
Mon
41°/22°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 8%

Sunrise: 07:06:56 AM

Sunset: 07:33:18 PM

Humidity: 40%

Wind: NNW @ 10 mph

UV Index: 6 High

Monday Night

Clear skies. Low 22F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tue
35°
52°
Tue
52°/35°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.

Chance of Rain: 1%

Sunrise: 07:05:20 AM

Sunset: 07:34:17 PM

Humidity: 34%

Wind: SE @ 9 mph

UV Index: 6 High

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low around 35F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wed
40°
57°
Wed
57°/40°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 5%

Sunrise: 07:03:44 AM

Sunset: 07:35:15 PM

Humidity: 42%

Wind: SSE @ 15 mph

UV Index: 4 Moderate

Wednesday Night

Cloudy during the evening. A few showers developing late. Low around 40F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Thu
34°
52°
Thu
52°/34°
Afternoon showers. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.

Chance of Rain: 43%

Sunrise: 07:02:09 AM

Sunset: 07:36:13 PM

Humidity: 49%

Wind: S @ 16 mph

UV Index: 6 High

Thursday Night

Rain showers in the evening with precipitation turning to a mixture of rain and snow overnight. Low 34F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

Fri
31°
52°
Fri
52°/31°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:00:34 AM

Sunset: 07:37:12 PM

Humidity: 55%

Wind: SW @ 13 mph

UV Index: 6 High

Friday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 31F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

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