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Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main St., Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West By Heather HansmanUniversity of Chicago Press$18January […]

Posted inBookstore Recommendations, SunLit

Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main St., Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram The Water Knife By Paolo BacigalupiVintage Books$18April 5, 2016 >> Purchase From the publisher:  Paolo […]

Posted inColoradans, Health

Whistleblowers say they falsified patient records at Western Slope community mental health center

A troubled Western Slope mental health care center falsified assessments of its patients’ conditions for at least nine years in an effort to make its treatment programs seem more effective and secure funding from the state, whistleblowers say. The state overlooked what former workers describe as a long practice by the Grand Junction-based Mind Springs […]

Posted inBookstore Recommendations, SunLit

Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main St., Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram The Dominguez-Escalante Journal Edited by Ted J. WarnerUniversity of Utah Press$14.95Dec. 4, 2004 >> Purchase […]

Posted inHousing, News, Outsider

An automated factory that’d pump out modular homes in Grand Junction could help ease Colorado’s housing crisis

GRAND JUNCTION — On a baked patch of clay next to a growing hospital, a group of investors plans to ease the Western Slope’s housing crisis with a $45 million automated factory that could turn out 100 ready-to-assemble apartment units a month.   “No one has ever built something like this in the U.S.” said Ted […]

Posted inBookstore Recommendations, SunLit

What the staff at Out West Books thinks you should be reading right now

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main St., Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram Troubled Trails By Bob SilbernagelUniversity of Utah Press$24.95Aug. 31, 2011 >> Purchase From the publisher: […]

Posted inHealth, News

Grand Junction mental health center accused of prescription errors that threatened patient safety, report says

By Susan Greene, Colorado News Collaborative, and Chris Osher, The Gazette A pattern of “severe, life-threatening” prescription errors by the troubled mental health center responsible for serving 10 Western Slope counties put many of its patients at risk, according to the findings of an official investigation that state agencies withheld from the public for more […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, Equity, News, Politics and Government

Political swings on Colorado school boards spark level of antagonism not seen since desegregation

Julie Hensley believes her SUV was targeted because of the cheery blue-and-yellow “Come Together” message spray-painted on her back window.  The special education teacher at Legend High School in Parker was already at her desk at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday when the hallways began to buzz with word that teachers’ cars were slapped with flyers: […]

Posted inBookstore Recommendations, SunLit

What the staff at Out West Books thinks you should be reading right now

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main St., Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram Nothing Short of Dying By Eric StoreyPocket Books$9.99April 25, 2017 >> Purchase From the publisher: […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, Equity, News, Politics and Government

Colorado Mesa University trustees now led by rare all-woman executive committee

Alison Griffin didn’t know she would be part of a team making Colorado history, and national waves, when she agreed to serve on the board of trustees at Colorado Mesa University. The Lafayette mother and education advocate has been on numerous of boards in her two decades dedicated to reforming challenges in the field of […]