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Grand Junction grad hunkers down during storm

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With winds from a hurricane rushing through the row houses of Philadelphia, Martha Hitchins summed up her position in a few words: “Terrified timpanist survives Sandy.” Hitchins, a Grand Junction High School graduate and now ...


Energy producer proud of office’s energy savings

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — A company that’s in the business of producing energy has opened a new office building that places an emphasis on energy savings. Encana USA has moved into its new field office in Parachute.  It’s the oil and ...

Garfield commits $1 million to study on drilling

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners formally committed $1 million Monday toward what’s being called a first-of-its-kind study of air pollution near oil and gas operations. The action came during a meeting at which commissioners also expressed ...

Son jailed in drug investigation accused of enlisting mother in forgery, drug sales

By Paul Shockley

A man already jailed on suspicion of selling heroin is accused of enlisting his mother to present fake documents to a judge, in addition to directing her on selling his drugs. Ryan Boylan, 28, of Grand Junction, was ordered jailed last week ...

Concerns well up over water quality

By Dennis Webb

The county that’s home to Las Vegas, Nev., is supporting a proposed downscaling of federal land available for possible oil shale leasing and calling for thorough analysis of potential water impacts of commercial oil shale and tar sands ...

White Hall demolition delayed while grant obtained

By Lory Pounder

White Hall will sit in its burn-scarred, collapsing state a bit longer. The early-September start date for the asbestos abatement and demolition project was pushed back while permitting and a grant application processed at the state level. ...

Police urge trick-or-treat safety by kids, drivers

By Staff

The Grand Junction police and fire departments and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department want to remind trick-or-treaters, drivers and parents to make safe choices on Halloween. The departments recommend parents take pictures of their ...


Thompson Divide debate

By Dennis Webb

A key dispute within the dispute over proposed oil and gas development in the Thompson Divide area involves dozens of leases issued in national forest roadless areas there in 2003. That was two years after President Bill Clinton, in one of ...


Not too hot under the armor for fall faire

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It was a perfect day for a knight fight. And not just because pirates, fairies and royalty were watching. Temperatures in the upper 50s made wielding a bamboo sword in a metal helmet and breath-stifling armor a bit easier Sunday for Bill ...

Economic panel wooing new firm to Grand Valley

By Charles Ashby

Longtime Grand Valley residents remember when Black Sunday hit the region back in 1982. That’s when Exxon announced it was shutting down its Colony Shale Project, sending about 2,000 to the unemployment line. Several other businesses ...

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