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Trust nears finishing line for securing land

By Amy Hamilton

You know the power of the area if you’ve ever watched the sun climb over Grand Mesa from the ridge on Curt’s Lane. Maybe you were bitten by the outdoor bug when you first felt the thrill of mountain biking up Pet-e-Kes without ...


State snowpack 19% of average

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A warm, dry April shrunk Colorado’s snowpack to 19 percent of average, and more than half of the snow survey locations in the state no longer have snow, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service reported Thursday. Snowpack levels, ...


Man says he was fired for filing safety violation

By Amy Hamilton

A Durango man is suing BP for $5.2 million after he said he was fired for filing a safety violation. Larry Holland, a certified automation professional who worked as a contractor for BP from June 2007 to January 2012, said he received ...


New medical center planned for Battlement Mesa

By Dennis Webb

The Grand River Hospital District said Thursday it will build a $16 million medical facility in Battlement Mesa. The 35,000-square-foot building will house the district’s Battlement Mesa Clinic and Occupational Health and Safety Center, ...


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Towing firms may avoid costly bonds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Towing companies won’t have to purchase expensive bonds to stay in business, but they will have to pay an annual $150 fee under a compromise approved in a Senate committee Thursday. The compromise for House Bill 1327 is ...


Nursing students plan Nicaraguan trip

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Colorado Mesa University nursing students will sponsor a Zumba-thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the university’s Maverick Pavilion. The event will feature a handful of instructors teaching Zumba, a Latin dance ...


Accord strikes balance for dam management

By Staff

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has approved plans to operate the Aspinall Unit on the Gunnison River for the benefit of endangered fish species, as well as its other purposes. In a record of decision signed Thursday, the bureau outlined the ...


New station to broadcast radio news in the valley

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Grand Valley residents who enjoy receiving their news via the radio now have another option on the dial. KNOZ-97.7 FM began broadcasting earlier this year from its 50,000-watt station at 203 Grand Ave., providing some competition for news and ...


Natural resources field hearing slated

By Staff

Two subcommittees of the House Natural Resources Committee will conduct a joint field hearing this month in Montrose to study infestation of pine beetles and water-supply and electrical-transmission difficulties. The hearing on May 14, sought ...


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10 years later: Encana USA, then and now

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE ­— Encana USA employee Ben Hegwer held up two glasses Thursday to show the difference between cloudy, dirty water coming into a centralized treatment plant and clear, treated water to be reused in natural gas production. The ...


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