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Local Vet Visits Down

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Many in the Grand Junction area have been cutting back on the health of their little ones, and it's not their children. Many area clinics are seeing big drops in daily visits and warns that trying to save now can end up costing much more later.

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Mesa County Library Hosts, "One Book, One Mesa County"

Updated: 02/12/2009 - The Mesa County Library kicked off its community book club project this morning. It's been hosting one book, one mesa county for five years.. Officials are asking people to come by and pick up a free copy of the book, read it and leave it anywhere around town.

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Demolition Starts at Mesa State College

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Crews are tearing down Mesa State's first student center. They're working on a replacement for the old building. Students and faculty gathered to watch the event.

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Slow Economy Looming Over White Water Rafting Season

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The talk on Wednesday, at two rivers convention center, was about rafts and raft accessories. This year many rafting companies are prepping for the season a little differently.

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State Representative To Appear on O'Reilly Factor

Posted: 02/11/2009 - State Representaive Laura Bradford R-Colbran will be appearing on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday night as part of the shows “Patriots and Pinheads” portion of the show.

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Mesa State to Offer Free Tax Preperation

Posted: 02/11/2009 - If you don’t want to do your own taxes this year and don’t feel like paying someone to do it for you, you may have another option.

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Rifle Officials, Residents Fight Back Against Proposed Prison Closure

Posted: 02/10/2009 - As part of his plan to cut roughly $1 billion from the state's budget, Governor Bill Ritter announced he wants to close the correctional facility in Rifle. But Tuesday night, nearly 300 city officials and residents teamed up to send a message to state leaders that closing the prison is a bad idea.

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Grand Junction in front of the Nation

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Grand Junction Mayor Gregg Palmer appeared on CNBC this morning in a feature section of Squawk on the Street called “Beating the Odds”. In this segment CNBC hosts interviewed the mayors of five different US cities that are doing better than most during the recession.

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Number of Financial Aid Applications Up, Experts Suggest All Students Fill Out FAFSA Forms

Posted: 02/08/2009 - According to the College Board, the average tutition for a public four year university is $6,585 -- for a private four year university, $25,143. With college prices not getting any cheaper and families tightening their budgets, school officials say the number of financial aid applications they're receiving is on the rise.

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Breaking the Bank

Posted: 02/08/2009 - In an effort to cut $600,000,000 from Colorado’s budget, Governor Ritter has announced some proposed cuts. One of those is the Senior Property Tax Homestead Exemption.

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Taste of the Grand Valley Monday!

Posted: 02/08/2009 - Monday evening you'll have the chance to sample some of the best foods area restaurants have to offer at the Home Loan “Taste of the Grand Valley.”

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Landscapers Weathering Economic Storm Better Than Most

Updated: 02/07/2009 - Despite an economy that has left many businesses struggling and fighting to stay alive, local landscapers say their businesses are doing pretty well. As the housing market keeps families in their homes for longer and energy companies continue to drill, they're hopeful 2009 will be a good year.

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Discover-Ability Slalom

Updated: 02/07/2009 - There was a grand ski competition at Powderhorn Resort today, dozens of skiers and boarders soared down the mountain as fast as they could, many of them with disabilities.

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Lawmakers Mulling Over Cell Phone Ban

Updated: 02/06/2009 - This week, a bill that would all but ban Colorado residents from using cell phones while they're driving cleared its first major hurdle.

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