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Colorado State Patrol Trooper Matt Jakopic, front left, speaks to a driver at a DUI checkpoint at 30 and Patterson roads.


Mesa County — christened Colorado Wine Country by the Grand Junction Visitors and Convention Bureau — was the state’s “drunkest” county in 2013, according to an annual survey by No DUI Colorado, an educational website maintained by a committee of state agencies.
In 2013, Mesa County moved up the ranks of drunkest counties, going from sixth in 2012 to first in 2013, No DUI said.

Appeal stalls oil drilling by Fram

An appeal aimed at halting a proposed oil project near Whitewater has stalled development on the largest part of the project, though some activity is continuing on private land, an industry official said. The appeal has had no legal effect on the project by Fram Exploration ASA to move forward with its plans to drill for oil leased by the federal government, BLM officials said.


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