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Hilltop leader takes ‘sledgehammer’ to problems

By Amy Hamilton

Sally Schaefer relishes a good crisis. Under her various leadership roles at Hilltop and as head of the organization since 1998, Schaefer expanded the nonprofit organization’s programs, unapologetically staring down and fixing many of ...


Uranium mill owner eyes startup by 2012

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Energy Fuels Inc.‘s $150 million uranium mill could be operating in early 2012, perhaps as prices for uranium begin to rise again, Energy Fuels President George Glasier said Saturday. “Uranium is back in favor,” Glasier told ...


Skunk freed after sticking head in peanut butter jar

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Division of Wildlife handled a call Saturday involving a skunk that managed to get its head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said an officer was called around 10 a.m. after a resident at ...


Gravel pits don’t fluster bald eagles, but new project may upset Rifle

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners last week approved two gravel pits on land near the home of two bald eagles, although the commissioners’ discussion focused more on possibly ruffling the feathers of the city of Rifle. A plan is in place ...


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Habitat gives keys to its first family of 2010

By Paul Shockley

Susette Montoya had signed the paperwork on her family’s first mortgage, only to become ill. A day later, her bout with the spring sniffles failed to dampen her spirits during her first few hours Saturday as owner of a three-bedroom ...


Raft bill sinks in legislature

By Charles Ashby

Not only would river rafting outfitters have earned the right to float through private land, but everyone else would have, too. That’s partly why the Colorado Senate on Friday turned House Bill 1188 into a study of the issue, one that ...


Habitat delivers hope

Habitat delivers hope

By William Woody

Carlos Montoya along with his wife, Susette, and two daughters, Amiriza and Maleah, moved into their newly remodeled home off Park Avenue during a dedication by Habitat of Mesa County Saturday morning. (See related STORY.)  ...


East end areas should expect drop in service

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For the past few years, Mesa County commissioners and administrators have advised they can’t continue to provide urban levels of service to the densely populated but unincorporated east end of the Grand Valley. They claimed the amount ...


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Tractor owner plowing through red tape

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Jerry Derby purchased his 1997 John Deere tractor with the idea he would use it most of the time to plow his field, dig ditches and spray noxious weeds on his seven-acre Redlands property. As such, state law considers it a piece of farm ...


Insurer accused of theft

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The owner of a Delta insurance agency has been arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $25,000 from customers by canceling their policies and keeping their premium payments. Joshua Lee Amelang, 34, of Grand Junction was arrested Thursday ...


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