Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money
Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state
The affordable housing crisis on Colorado’s Western Slope is showing no sign of easing
The housing gap is wide in Mesa County, which is short 3,736 rental units affordable for people making less than $25,000 per year.
U.S. Senate approves Tracy Stone-Manning to lead Bureau of Land Management over GOP opposition
Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper voted in favor of Stone-Manning's nomination
An upgraded Grand Junction rail yard could accelerate Western Slope economic development
Federal infrastructure investment floats hope for an intermodal train terminal in Grand Junction, which would support Western Slope businesses that rely on shipping containers from overseas while reducing truck traffic on I-70.
Opinion: Close freestanding emergency rooms
Replace them with primary-care clinics, and save billions
Five Western Slope startups collect more than $3 million in pitch contest
Durango’s Agile Space Industries, Telluride’s Western Rise, Gunnison’s SheFly, Konbit and Fruita’s Sky Peak Technologies win the second annual Greater Colorado Pitch Series
“We need to provide a path forward for clarity”: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits new Bureau of Land Management HQ in Grand Junction
Haaland said one of her first goals was to consider the well-being of the agency as she thinks about the future of its headquarters
Drought forces Grand Junction to dip into Colorado River for drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years
Ute Water's 90,000 Western Slope customers will have river water added to flows from Grand Mesa as a hedge against heat and drought drying up reservoirs
Colorado ranchers are selling off cattle to survive another year of dried-up grass and parched soil
The land is so thirsty, water is soaked up before it can reach reservoirs, crops
JUCO World Series is back in its panoramic Grand Junction home
The NJCAA’s Division I Junior College Baseball World Series is on after being canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Cases of coronavirus variant from India nearly tripled in less than a week in Mesa County
The county is the only one in the state with reported cases of the variant from India.
“The reading man” of Grand Junction was killed by a stranger. His friends in downtown aren’t done telling his story.
Warren Barnes read near a bridal shop almost every day. The man accused of murdering him told cops he thought no one would notice he was gone.
How fake blue pills killed people on the Western Slope and led to Colorado’s first counterfeit opioid death conviction
For the first time in Colorado, a drug dealer has been convicted of causing a person’s death from fentanyl pills disguised to look like prescription painkillers. The trial centered on one victim, but there were others.
Interior nominee Deb Haaland in the sights of lobbying campaign to keep BLM headquarters in Colorado
Deb Haaland, who is awaiting Senate confirmation to become Interior secretary, has criticized the decision by the Donald Trump administration to move the public lands agency headquarters to Grand Junction.
Grand Junction fights to keep Bureau of Land Management headquarters with its future under Biden unclear
President Donald Trump moved the public lands agency to Colorado from Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden administrations may move it back.
Mesa County clerk posts voter-fraud claims but cites no evidence
Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters tweeted in response to a Republican U.S. senator who denounced his colleagues for their plan to challenge the Electoral College certification Wednesday.
It’s not clear when Hanging Lake will reopen after the Grizzly Creek fire
Hanging Lake, which is designated as a National Natural Landmark, is located about 1,000 feet up a side canyon of Glenwood Canyon
Grand Junction keeps its grave for radioactive, Cold War dirt thanks to new coronavirus-aid package
Trump’s signature means a disposal site can remain open for another decade, averting millions of dollars in added expenses
Mesa County goes from being a coronavirus success story to a cautionary tale
It took Mesa County the first four months of the pandemic to record its first 100 cases. It's had thousands more in the past few weeks.
Testing alone won’t be enough to stem Colorado’s surge of coronavirus cases
Health officials warn that the tried and true advice of tests -- plus “austere behavior” -- offers the best chance to control the virus