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Work on Clean Power Plan to continue

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state will continue to work on a plan to reduce carbon emissions despite a U.S. Supreme Court stay on the controversial U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Under a bill that a Colorado House ...


Sen. Bennet challengers: 
Restore energy industry

By Gary Harmon

The four Republicans — termed a “rainbow coalition” by one of them — still in the race for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination sounded similar themes in a forum Wednesday at Colorado Mesa University. Robert Blaha, ...

BLM plans 
meeting on
 coal agenda

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a June 23 meeting in Grand Junction as one of several across the country to gather public input on possible reforms to the federal coal program. The Grand Junction meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Roving beaver near GJHS causes police logjam

By Gabrielle Porter

Grand Junction police officers spent nearly an hour Wednesday morning in hot pursuit of a beaver. The roving rodent was spotted in the road near North Seventh Street and Kennedy Avenue — just east of Grand Junction High School — ...


After uncertainty,
 food bank finds
 permanent home

By Amy Hamilton

There’s the woman who counts the number of potatoes she receives, mentally rationing out her food. One man has submitted 65 applications for employment but still doesn’t have a job. Some people come because there’s less food ...


Man still incompetent for murder trial

By Dennis Webb

A judge Wednesday ruled a New Castle man remains incompetent to stand trial in the murder of his father. The next step for the court will be to determine whether Anthony Padia, 29, is permanently incompetent and will never be ...

Gas plant proposal subject of novel suit

By Dennis Webb

The proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas plant’s environmental impacts are being singled out in a novel lawsuit in which youths are taking on the federal government because of the consequences they say their generation will have to ...


Victim shot at Clifton apartment

By Gabrielle Porter

Grand Valley law enforcement officials continued to search Wednesday night for a gunman who shot and wounded another person in Clifton earlier in the afternoon — an incident that left a trail of blood behind and forced students at ...


Veterans vent about care

By Amy Hamilton

A packed room of military veterans on Tuesday night released a barrage of complaints, but also lobbed a few compliments at officials with the Grand Junction’s Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs medical ...

County to sue over drainage fees

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, joined by Mesa County, is to seek an injunction halting the Grand Valley Drainage District from collecting stormwater fees. The suit is to be filed as soon as possible, Diane Schwenke, president ...

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