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 Memoirs of Stockholm Sven By Nathaniel Ian MillerLittle, Brown and Company$28.00Oct. 26, 2021 >> Purchase […]
Don Coram makes it official. He’ll challenge Lauren Boebert in the GOP primary.
GRAND JUNCTION – Don Coram hasn’t got a clue if he is “super woke.” “I have no idea what that means,” said the Republican state senator from Montrose before he announced his primary challenge for the 3rd Congressional District Friday afternoon. Lauren Boebert, the freshman congresswoman he is hoping to unseat in the Republican primary, […]
Lauren Boebert vows to stay her course as she seeks another term in Congress
GRAND JUNCTION — Far-right conservative firebrand Lauren Boebert announced Friday morning from the basement of a bank in Grand Junction that she is seeking a second term representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. In an appearance that was toned down relative to a recent performance at a Turning Point USA conference where she strutted across a […]
Busier-than-ever year for Grand Junction chairlift maker reveals strength of nation’s resort industry
GRAND JUNCTION — The welders are happy to show their boss the final piece of what’s been a two-year project. The massive steel structure is ready for shipping to finish off the multi-year construction of one of the largest gondolas in the country, stretching between two resort villages at California’s Palisades Tahoe ski area. “Check […]
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 The Bears Ears By David RobertsW.W. Norton$27.95 Feb. 23, 2021 >> Purchase From the Publisher: […]
Telluride man accused of assaulting police during Jan. 6 riot
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A man from Colorado and another from Florida who are accused of assaulting police officers in separate incidents during the Jan. 6. riot at the U.S. Capitol were being held in federal custody Wednesday. Mason Joel Courson, 26, of Tamarac, Florida, was arrested Tuesday in Florida and appeared in […]
The alleged killer thought no one would miss him. But the “reading man” has been missed — and now memorialized.
An imaginary south wind has bent an iron-work tree over a curved metal chair and riffled the pages of a sheet-metal book titled, “And You Also.” That was a signature comment of Warren Barnes, a gentle, homeless 69-year-old who was a downtown fixture known as “the reading man” because he so often sat along this […]
Colorado has a dismal recycling rate. Could a fee on manufacturers turn things around?
In Boulder, where every resident automatically receives access to recycling and composting services, more than half of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills. But in many Colorado cities and towns, residents who want to recycle must pay extra, or make a trip to recycling centers. The discrepancy between the relative ease of recycling in […]
Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money
GRAND JUNCTION — For Paul Pitton, the turning point came the night a mob of irate parents disrupted a Mesa Valley School District 51 board meeting and sent Pitton and his colleagues fleeing through a back door, under police escort. The 42-year veteran educator later resigned from the school board, rattled by the latest […]
The affordable housing crisis on Colorado’s Western Slope is showing no sign of easing
Sheila Martinez had had enough of Utah when in 2011, she moved to Grand Junction from Provo with her boyfriend and two sons. “I needed a change, I was going nowhere,” Martinez, 46, said. “Sometimes, you just need a fresh start.” The novelty wore off soon enough. Martinez found a job at Burger King and […]