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U.S. Geological Survey soil scientist Travis Nauman records vegetation data on a decommissioned well pad.

Tool may help focus well-pad reclamation efforts

New federal research has reconfirmed the challenges of revegetating oil and gas pads on the high and arid Colorado Plateau, while leading to development of a tool for better assessing regional recovery trends in order to help guide reclamation efforts in the future.

Two men suspected of in-home robbery

Two men suspected of robbing a pair of Fruitvale residents at home in broad daylight Tuesday morning before driving away in their car remained at large that evening, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Lifestyle
    Paint and repair

    TV repairman and artist Dave Long has a unique style of painting.

  • Video
    Kindness is Contagious

    High school students paint hands on mural to celebrate kindness.

  • Photo Gallery
    Sled Dogs on Mesa
    Sled dog Fields-tease

    Sled dog teams compete in the Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Feb. 4.

  • Photo Gallery
    Lions Club Parade
    Lions Club Parade tease photo

    Thousands packed Main Street for the Lions Club Parade.

  • Sports
    State wrestling

    See complete coverage of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament in Denver.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week in Sports

    Javelin thrower at GJHS, majestic eagle soars, grapplers prepare for state.



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