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GarCo closed-door shale meeting raises concern

By Staff

Garfield County is coming under increasing scrutiny over whether it violated Colorado’s open meetings law when its commissioners met in a closed-door meeting about oil shale March 27 in Vernal, Utah. Two watchdog groups, Colorado Common ...

BLM land swap may involve billionaire

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is evaluating a proposed land swap involving thousands of acres, three counties, $1.1 million and an Ohio billionaire. Leslie and Abigail Wexner previously had hoped to get congressional approval for a similar ...

Piceance largely immune to production slowdown

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The Piceance Basin looks to be immune to a general slowdown of natural gas production being driven by generally low prices for natural gas. Companies such as Encana,  ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil Corp. last week said they were ...

Final civil unions push comes near end of Legislature

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Supporters of a bill to create civil unions will hold another rally in front of the Capitol today in an effort to get the Colorado House to vote on the measure. That measure, which would provide same-sex couples many of the ...

Local workers strike online, print advertiser DEX

By Staff

Grand Junction Dex One advertising sales representatives are on strike because of a contract dispute. A press release sent Monday by the union representing the workers, IBEW Local Union 1269, stated the strike protests Dex One’s ...

Son of Bebb-Jones harassed in Britain

By Dennis Webb

A man has admitted harassing the teenage son of accused killer and former Grand Junction motel owner Marcus Bebb-Jones by sending anonymous emails taunting him about his father, a newspaper is reporting. The Kidderminster (England) Shuttle ...

Delta schools will negotiate with interim superintendent

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Delta School Board members have suggested a temporary solution for filling the district’s top job. They announced Saturday their intention to negotiate a contract with current Delta School District 50J Interim Superintendent Jerre Doss ...

DNA program targets crimes beyond murder

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Attorney General Office’s DNA testing program that spearheaded Robert Dewey’s exoneration last week has expanded to cover crimes beyond murder, manslaughter and sexual assault. Senior Assistant Attorney General Julie ...

Real estate market not any worse

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The Mesa County real estate market played a familiar tune in the first quarter, with a boost in sales demonstrating further indications of stabilization and a slight but continued decline in sales prices showing the market is a long ways from ...

Roaring Fork Valley sees spate of bank robberies

By Amy Hamilton

A bank robbery at the Wells Fargo bank in Carbondale at closing time Saturday was the third robbery in the Roaring Folk Valley in as many months. Carbondale police and the FBI are investigating the incident in which police said a male ...

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