Western Colorado

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Deal could help Encana drill thousands of wells

By Dennis Webb

A new joint venture between Encana USA and a steel maker could enable Encana to drill more than 4,000 wells in western Colorado over the next 20 years. That’s double the company’s current statewide well count. About 3,000 of its ...

Tractor Supply to celebrate GJ debut Saturday

By Staff

Tractor Supply Company will hold a grand opening of its new Grand Junction store on Saturday, offering discounted pricing and prize giveaways. The farm and ranch supply store officially opened its third store in Colorado last weekend at 2449 ...

Pilot cited for flying too close to elk herd

By Dennis Webb

An Arizona medical pilot has been cited for harassing wildlife for flying a helicopter just above an elk herd after dropping off a patient at a hospital in Grand Junction. Owen Park, 35, of Page, was assessed 10 penalty points against his ...

Dems look to gay man for speaker of House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado House made history Thursday when they nominated House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino to be the state’s first openly gay speaker of the House. That became possible when the Democrats regained a ...

Water rights ruling challenged

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Colorado’s highest court is considering a challenge to the water rights held by a Meeker-area water conservancy district for eventual use in energy development. Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District is appealing a water court finding ...

City Market recalling Kroger ice cream

By Staff

City Market is recalling some of its Kroger-brand ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, ...

Agency upholds mine expansion decision

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service is standing by its approval of a coal mine expansion into a roadless area 10 miles east of Paonia. The Forest Service’s regional office this week ruled against conservation groups who had appealed the ...


State confronts haze of questions after voters make marijuana legal

By Charles Ashby

When Colorado Attorney General John Suthers boarded a shuttle on downtown Denver’s free mall ride a day after Election Day on Wednesday, he noticed something unusual. A woman was seated on a bench smoking a joint. “I’m sure ...

Authorities weigh enforcement of 1-ounce limit

By Paul Shockley

Local law enforcement and attorneys were pondering changes to their day-to-day business Wednesday as federal counterparts were silent on Colorado’s legalization of marijuana in small amounts. Among first considerations: Probable-cause ...


Record voter turnout in Mesa County

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A record turnout of 96 percent of active voters in Mesa County cast ballots in Tuesday’s general election in which the county ran largely counter to statewide and national trends. In all, 72,255 ballots were cast in Mesa County, the ...

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