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Recyling firm finds new market after mill closes

By Lory Pounder

With the industry under pressure to make life easier by allowing people to throw all recyclables together, product quality took a hit, resulting in the recent closure of an Arizona recycle paper mill with 300 employees. “There’s ...

Finish oil shale research first, poll says

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Nearly three-quarters of Garfield County residents favor that companies working in oil shale should complete successful research before beginning commercial production, a poll taken in September shows. The Denver-based Checks and Balances ...

Regional food bank chooses Palisade for central location

By Duffy Hayes

The largest commercial building in Palisade is in the process of welcoming a new occupant, the Food Bank of the Rockies. The nonprofit organization that distributes food to 1,271 hunger-relief programs from Colorado to Wyoming selected a ...


Xcel Energy pulls plug on flags, other decorations

By Duffy Hayes

The festive holiday season — and the high-flying, decorative banners and flags that often go along with it — extends into January and beyond every year. But the number of street- lights dressed way down for this holiday season in ...

Grand Junction begins leaf collection

By Lory Pounder

As yards become colorfully decorated with the season, the city of Grand Junction begins its annual Fall Leaf Pick Up program today. Raked piles set 18 inches out from the curb that crews will collect is more than just a popular service for ...


All systems go

By Nick Walter

They entered the world indistinguishable. They hope to end their high school cross country careers the same way. Meet the Whiting twins. So close in their standout speed and slender appearance and extreme intelligence, the Delta High School ...

Ex-Oxbow exec says billionaire Koch held him captive

By Charles Ashby

A former vice president of Oxbow Carbon LLC, which operates a coal mine in Delta County, has filed a civil complaint against his former boss, billionaire William Koch. But company officials say the civil lawsuit, filed in state court in ...


Glenwood Canyon project proving its worth

By Dennis Webb

When Dick Prosence was pursuing an Interstate 70 project in Glenwood Canyon decades ago, he remembers one state highway commissioner quipping that for the proposed price tag, they could pave the highway with silver dollars. Almost a ...


Obama faithful ride in to help

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As outsourcing remains a potent political issue, Colorado Democrats are insourcing campaign help to the Western Slope as they try to tug Colorado their way. Democrats from Salt Lake City with no hope of tipping the Beehive State away from ...


Empty Bowl fundraiser stocks larder for soup kitchen

By Rachel Sauer

There were hundreds of bowls arranged on tables in the dining room at Grand Valley Catholic Outreach — bowls with scalloped edges or textured exteriors, shallow bowls and deep ones, painted with flowers or fish or curls and squiggles, ...

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