Mesa County

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

A Western Colorado professor’s mosquito book created so much buzz that it brought him to tears

Timothy Winegard’s book, “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator,” hit the New York Times bestseller list in early August

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Are Colorado’s oil and gas and recreation industries all that different? Economists say no — and we need to protect them both

Both industries have impacts on land and rural communities, but “we can coexist” in pursuit of economic diversity, say promoters of recreation and energy

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

How hot is Mesa County’s housing market? Just look at the number of new homebuyers

On pace for a record-setting year of loans and down-payment assistance, CHFA investment is having impact far beyond the Front Range

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

New law to keep Colorado foster kids in their home schools is off to disappointing start

Less than 2 percent of state funds set aside for foster children’s transportation have been spent

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

First-of-its-kind study of Colorado suicides reveals traumatized communities — for reasons that differ across the state

All four counties studied reported a slow economy and lack of jobs as risk factors for suicide

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Powderhorn ski area uses Opportunity Zone tax credits to lure deep-pocketed investors

Powderhorn's owners hope the Walton family's investment arm ZOMA Capital will help speed improvements at the ski area above Grand Junction

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Wine, peaches and CBD: Hemp fills gaps in the Western Slope’s orchards and vineyards

Tourists report the smell of change wafting over the region, but not all orchardmen have bought into the latest cash crop