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County gets $200K to study Palisade Plunge route

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County has $200,000 in new funding to move forward in planning the Palisade Plunge, a proposed mountain bike trail that would take riders down 6,000 feet on a 33-mile trail from Powderhorn Mountain Resort to Palisade. The award from the ...


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Kuhn readies for retirement from River District

By Dennis Webb

Eric Kuhn remains too busy these days to think too much about it, but a year from now life will likely be quite different for him and for the Colorado River District. The longtime general manager of the district last October told the district ...


Drill rig tampering could soon be a felony

By Charles Ashby

Tampering with oil or gas drilling equipment would become a felony under a bill the Colorado Senate is considering. Republicans who support the measure, SB35, say it is a matter of public safety because tampering with such equipment by ...


Determining if county employees received pay raises proves difficult

By Erin McIntyre

Human resources officials with the county said there is no easy way to tell how many of the county’s employees received raises during the period of time County Commissioner Rose Pugliese referred to in her Dec. 12 comments, and said the ...


Students get hands on high tech

By Katie Langford

For dozens of local students on Friday, going to school meant building medical equipment, learning about a 3D printer and writing computer code. The hands-on science, technology, engineering and math workshop, sponsored by the University of ...


Two teens face numerous charges in connection with rash of break-ins

By Staff

Two 18-year-olds are facing a slew of charges for allegedly breaking into a number of vehicles and garages in the area of 31 1/2 Road and F Road early Thursday morning. Allen Acosta and Clayton McCollum each are facing charges of first-degree ...


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Voter hindrance 
or money saver?

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature is considering a bill designed to help save money when the state conducts elections. Problem is, some people see it as a way to suppress voter turnout. That measure, SB71, would allow elections officials in the ...


Gas industry eyes deeper reach into Asia

By Gary Harmon

Efforts to export natural gas from northwest Colorado to Japan will continue and the United States might someday expand its natural gas reach as far as China, an industry representative said Friday. Northwestern Colorado’s Piceance ...


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Gas group picks Fees as Pioneer of Piceance

By Gary Harmon

An oil and gas man who moved to Grand Junction in 1959 to found his own company, Walter Fees Jr. was recognized Friday night as a Pioneer of the Piceance by the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The award was accepted by his son, ...


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County worker blisters official over statement on pay raises

By Erin McIntyre

A man who criticized a Mesa County commissioner for comments she made about employees receiving raises was asked to sign a letter of apology, refused to do so, and no longer works for the county. Johnny McCarty worked as a mechanic in the ...


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