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Drilling near Delta will test potential of Mancos shale

By Dennis Webb

Federal geologists plan to drill a core sample near Delta to assess the potential of a shale formation for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management has approved a proposal by the U.S. Geological Survey to extract a sample from ...


Judge rejects plea deal in attempted murder

By Staff

A Montrose judge rejected a plea agreement that would have given a man accused in the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend a sentence of one year in prison. Montrose District Judge Jeff Herron rejected a plea agreement Monday that included ...


Missing hunter found alive in Flat Tops

By Dennis Webb

A 65-year-old hunter was found alive Monday, reportedly after falling into a ravine two days earlier in the Flat Tops outside New Castle. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t released the man’s name as of late ...


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Stolen car leads cops on search near motel

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Police spent part of Monday afternoon searching a north Grand Junction neighborhood for a man believed to be associated with a car that was stolen in Rangely and found in Grand Junction. Officers were called to the Best Western Sandman Motel, ...


One Grand Junction protester is ticketed for sleeping in tent

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Several dozen people rallied outside the Mesa County Courthouse for a second day in a row Sunday to protest corporate greed and government bailouts, and protesters vowed to stick around at least through today. A few people were expected to ...


$1.6 million now available in mineral lease grants

By Amy Hamilton

Attention Mesa County nonprofit agencies, special districts and local governments: There may be money available for your group, but you’ll need to act quickly. A total of $1.6 million from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs is up ...


Principals say visit to their schools will show budget subtractions don’t add up for students

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Shelledy Elementary Principal Steve States invites anyone who wants to know what $28.6 million in districtwide budget cuts over three years looks like to spend a day in his school. They’ll have to come early. The school day starts with ...


Health officials, drillers seek deal on air study

By Dennis Webb

State and Garfield County health officials, the oil and gas industry, and Colorado State University are seeking to reach agreement to proceed on what a CSU professor says would be important research into air pollutants resulting from drilling ...


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Preschool’s goal: improving lives of children, families

By Dennis Webb

As Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia starts a statewide tour to seek out effective approaches to early-childhood literacy, he might do well to consider what’s happening at a public preschool and kindergarten in Parachute. Actually, it’s more ...


Drilling industry in Colorado hopes voluntary testing will ease groundwater fears

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas companies are preparing for a Nov. 1 rollout of the nation’s first statewide voluntary groundwater monitoring program for their industry. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association is launching a baseline testing program ...


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