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Battle lines form over shale

By Gary Harmon

The White River meanders through Utah on its way to joining the Green River, flowing slowly through land on which an energy company hopes to develop its oil shale holdings. Opponents and supporters of the proposal by Enefit American Oil have ...


Car flips into canal; two people, dog die

By Rachel Sauer

Two people died Friday night when the car in which they were riding crashed into Highline Canal at 25 Road. The car’s two occupants were a male and a female who appeared to be in their late teens or early 20s, said Sgt. Justin Mitchell ...

For 3rd time, GarCo office undertaking theft probe

By Dennis Webb

Another employee in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been accused of embezzlement, following the recent convictions of two other workers there for thefts from the office. The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s ...

Baby boy found in pool at GJ home

By Gabrielle Porter

An unresponsive infant boy was found and pulled out of a swimming pool at a north Grand Junction home on Friday. Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Heidi Davidson confirmed that officers responded to 2673 Paradise Drive just after ...

Record, June 25, 2016

By Staff

MARRIAGES Isaac Hathaway Dow and Alice Joan Kerbein, June 11. Cullen Phillip Busby Marutzky and Deborah Maria Rulf, June 12. James Alan Hylton and Jessica Erin Scott, June 4. Timothy Waylon Stallings and Monica Flores, June 11. Lee  ...

Parachute man accused of enticement

By Gabrielle Porter

A 37-year-old Parachute man accused of propositioning an underage girl and other offenses is facing charges of enticement of a child, indecent exposure and unlawful sexual contact. Ryan Leo Lutz, who was arrested earlier this month and later ...

Canyon View playground closing for repairs

By Rachel Sauer

Parts of the Canyon View Park playground will be closed between Monday and Friday for surfacing repairs, and park officials are encouraging people to explore other parks in the city during that time. The protective surface, which was ...


Tipton seeks 4th term

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, is seeking his fourth term in the House of Representatives, beginning with the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his five years in the House, Tipton has focused on natural resources, especially water ...


Beinstein to challenge Rep. Tipton in primary

By Gary Harmon

The United States has strayed far from the principles on which it was founded, and that had much to do with Alex Beinstein’s decision to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional District Republican primary on ...


Dinosaur bones journey to Fruita lab

By Rachel Sauer

Fossils, it turns out, are a bit like loose teeth: When they start wiggling, it’s time for them to come out. So, paleontologists with the Museums of Western Colorado knew Monday that a burlap- and plaster-wrapped jacket containing about ...

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