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Nuke reactor a go, still faces hurdles

By Gary Harmon

A proposed Green River, Utah, nuclear generating station would jolt the grid with 2,200 megawatts of electricity, a reduction in the capacity for the project, which took a step forward with an announcement Wednesday that Westinghouse Electric ...


Plea hearing set in Cabrera killing case

By Staff

A man accused of first-degree murder apparently is again planning to accept a plea deal in connection with the death of his stepdaughter’s boyfriend near Glenwood Springs. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia told reporters by ...


University opens Veteran Lounge

By Emily Shockley

Not even a year after his second deployment in Iraq ended and one month after he finished active service at California’s Twentynine Palms, Barry Teeple found himself in a classroom surrounded by teenagers. It was an adjustment, to put ...

Body found in river not that of missing rafter

By Staff

The identity of a man found dead Wednesday afternoon in the Colorado River was still unknown following an autopsy Thursday. The man’s cause and manner of death are still being investigated as well. The Mesa County Coroner’s ...

BLM reopens Pine Ridge Fire area

By Dennis Webb

Just in time for hunting season, the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday reopened the nearly 14,000 acres burned by the 2012 Pine Ridge Fire west of De Beque. The agency credited abundant rainfall over the past year in aiding revegetation ...


Appeals court upholds convictions in ‘75 slayings of mother, daughter

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed the convictions Thursday of a man serving life-without-parole prison sentences for a 1975 double murder in Grand Junction. In a 17-page ruling, the court said that Jerry Nemnich, now 69, was properly ...


Job Corps marks 50 years

By Greg Ruland

The Job Corps in Collbran — called “the best kept secret” on the Western Slope — graduates a handful of students each month with the usual fanfare and tradition, but Thursday was different because it marked 50 years in ...

Conservation key for water plan, lawmakers told

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado River Basin residents told lawmakers Thursday that a state water plan now under development must be focused on making the most of existing water supplies, and reiterated their concerns about possible ...

Position open for De Beque mayor

By Charles Ashby

The De Beque Board of Trustees named Mayor Pro-tem Forest Matis to the position of mayor earlier this week. The mayor job became open after Mayor Wayne Klahn announced his plans to resign from the position, giving personal reasons. Matis is ...


Palisade voters to decide whether pot is part of agritourism

By Amy Hamilton

Among the rows of grapevines and orchards lined with peach trees in Palisade, another idea is growing. Come November, in this valley hemmed in with agriculture, voters will decide whether they want to add recreational marijuana to the mix. ...

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