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Coal taking market lumps

By Dennis Webb

When mudslides recently closed Union Pacific railroad tracks in Eagle County, Oxbow Mining President Jim Cooper was glad the shutdown didn’t last long. Thanks to lessened market demand, Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset already ...


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Fake tutor gets 12 years in sex assault

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after posing as a tutor endorsed by School District 51 will serve at least 12 years in prison. Adam Clayton Ross, 28, was sentenced Thursday by District Judge Brian Flynn to serve ...


Blotter, Aug. 17, 2012

By Staff

Rockslide misses roadway Colorado State Patrol responded on Thursday to an early-evening call of a rock slide along Interstate 70, close to the West Palisade Exit near mile marker 42. When troopers arrived on-scene, Colorado Department of ...


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Sentence delayed in Wright-related
drunk driving case


By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Judge Craig Henderson has issued a stay of sentence, delaying penalties he ordered in late June, in order to hear arguments for a new trial in an impaired-driving case resting on testimony from former Fruita police officer Jared ...


White Hall demolition approved

By Lory Pounder

Historic and sentimental but an eyesore and safety hazard were ways neighbors described the charred, collapsing building the Grand Junction City Council approved for demolition at Wednesday’s meeting. The $313,650 White Hall asbestos ...


Energy Fuels sells yellowcake uranium

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Energy Fuels Inc. recently completed the sale of 200,000 pounds of yellowcake, marking the first sale for the company seeking to build a uranium mill in Montrose County. The sales to unidentified buyers were for an average price of $62.18 per ...


Palisade opens water plant solar hookup for bids

By Duffy Hayes

A project to build a solar array that would power the town’s water treatment plant should be offered for competitive bid, Palisade town officials decided Tuesday. The idea of building photovoltaic solar array at the plant, and tying the ...


Blazes in Northwest create haze that drifts to Colorado

By Charles Ashby

More than 80 fires burning in several West Coast states have brought a thin haze to much of Colorado and numerous other Western states, according to the National Weather Service. But other than giving Coloradans some nice-looking sunsets, ...


Peach festival organizers recruiting volunteers for help this weekend

By Staff

The Palisade Peach Festival arrives in full swing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and with the big event fast approaching, organizers are putting out the call that they’re in real need of volunteers. Folks who volunteer get free admission ...


Palisade extends application deadline in search for trustee

By Duffy Hayes

The town of Palisade has extended the deadline for applicants for a vacant seat on the Board of Trustees, hoping that more residents interested in being named to the position will enter the process. According to Town Administrator Rich ...


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