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Published: 2017-04-28T19:00:22+00:00


Cheaper housing on campus


Colorado Mesa University officials are lowering the costs of on-campus housing in an effort to make it more affordable for new students to live on campus, a plan motivated by the increased success of students who spend their first years living in university housing.

Printed Letters: April 28, 2017


The Bureau of Land Management’s Methane Waste Prevention Rule is sensible, sound public policy. Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project released poll results in January 2017 revealing that 81 percent of respondents (registered voters in seven western states) wanted the policy to continue.

Eating tofu in the dark


The U.N. International Panel on Climate Change has warned for 29 years about greenhouse gases warming the planet beyond its ability to sustain life. They say the most harmful gas is methane, and the largest source of methane emissions is cattle. As a result, several states are considering proposals to tax livestock. One common version introduced in several states would levy a tax of $175 per cow on ranches with more than 200 cows.

Commissioners must consider ‘de-Brucing’


Two recent developments should have Mesa County commissioners looking at some aspect of “de-Brucing,” or asking voters to allow the county to retain revenue in excess of limits imposed by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

USA Cycling Para-cycling results, April 27, 2017


USA Cycling Para-cycling Nationals

Put me in, Skip


To be a championship baseball team, you need to be good at all three phases.

Roll those highlights


With a heavy wind whipping across Canyon View Park on Thursday evening, Hannah Przystup, a freshman on the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team, lined up a long shot. The shot required a soft touch, with the wind at Przystup’s back, but as two defenders closed, she made her strike yards beyond the penalty box.

Hodgson finalist for national player of the year


College Softball

Para-cyclists deal with weather in national championships


A hand-cyclist groaned as he rolled toward the turnaround point. Every rotation of his arms a struggle, an unmerciful headwind slowing his speed to a crawl.

Legislators rein in unlicensed car dealers


DENVER — What the Legislature couldn’t get done last year they appear poised to do easily this session, with regard to cracking down on unlicensed car dealers selling vehicles at vacant lots, a practice known as curbstoning.

Blotter, April 28, 2017


Man used baseball bat on

Convicted killer ordered to pay $50K restitution


A judge has ordered Lester Ralph Jones to pay close to $50,000 in restitution in the wake of his back-to-back murder trials last year, siding against defense attorneys who argued that he shouldn’t have to pay costs for his first trial, which ended in a hung jury.

Judge: Hearings to stay open in girl’s murder trial


A public defender for a 14-year-old girl accused of killing her foster mother in February unsuccessfully sought again Thursday to have the courtroom closed during a pre-trial hearing.

Airport settles with Jviation for $92,000


Grand Junction Regional Airport and one of its contractors settled a lawsuit Thursday and nearly locked the legal door on disputes that grew from a 2013 FBI raid at the airport offices.

Man accused of choking woman over toddler


A 48-year-old man accused of strangling a woman during what appeared to be a tug-of-war over their young son Monday morning could be charged with felony assault and misdemeanor child abuse, court records said.

Apartment fire leaves residents homeless


A fire that ripped through three floors of one of the buildings at the Racquet Club Apartments, 2915 Orchard Ave, early Thursday left several people displaced from their homes, but no injuries, fire officials said.

Death notices, April 28, 2017


■ Billy Phin Hawthorn, 82, Fruita, died April 21, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Lines West, April 28, 2017


Boxed In

Email Letters: April 27, 2017