United front on Roan lease settlement

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The Roan Plateau, with drilling rig at top of photo and a waterfall at the bottom, contains natural gas resources but also contains “important habitat for elk, mule deer, and native Colorado cutthroat trout.”


Gov. John Hickenlooper, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and both of Colorado’s U.S. senators on Wednesday called in a joint letter for federal approval of a proposed settlement to the Roan Plateau drilling dispute, in the latest indication of coalescing support for the deal.

Woman arrested, 
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A Grand Junction woman has been arrested and police are looking for three other people after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint as part of a prostitution scam at a local motel. Police were able to quickly identify Kaylee Anne Knosala, 21, as a suspect and arrest her days after the robbery because she rented the motel room under her name and provided the license plate number of her vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.


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