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High court considers nuclear site drilling

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Residents who live near the 1969 underground atomic blast intended to increase the recovery of natural gas near Rulison told the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday they should have been heard when drilling was proposed decades later. The ...

Lawmakers tap Foster for fresh ideas

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Regulations, enrollment and budget cuts were the focus of an hourlong congressional hearing Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster attended Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. Foster and three other higher education leaders were ...

Mineral lease funds should go to counties, Tipton argues

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a former Colorado senator, to reconsider reducing payments to some Colorado counties. The Interior Department in 2010 began reducing the amount of money it pays ...

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Food bank prepares move

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Community Food Bank will be closed Dec. 17 through Dec. 26 while the nonprofit organization moves from 486 Morning Glory Lane to the new Mesa County Central Services Building at 200 S. Spruce St. Food Bank Board President Tom Eatwell said he ...

Public trustees group targeted in filing over trip

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown and 31 other trustees in the state improperly stayed at a Black Hawk casino hotel this summer that was paid for by a Denver law firm and a software company that often do business with them, according to a ...

Police blotter, Dec. 1, 2011

By Staff

Man faces multiple counts William Max Trader, 71, 1949 N. 21st St., was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of stealing items valued at less than $500, violating a restraining order, driving a vehicle without license plates, parking on a ...

For The Record, Nov. 26, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Scott and LeeVon Merriett, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 8. Joel Perales and Laura Ortiz, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 9. Lucio and Kristen Flores, Clifton, a daughter, Nov. 10. Chris and Tasha Prock, ...

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Fugitive’s wife returned to GJ, booked into jail

By Paul Shockley

The prisoner-transport company that lost custody of a Mesa County fugitive in Kansas earlier this month successfully returned the fugitive’s wife to Grand Junction. Jennifer L. Mitchell, 24,  468 Coos Bay St., was booked on ...

Legislative map keeps Grand Junction in its own district

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction would be its own House District under legislative maps approved by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on Tuesday. The 11-member commission, under orders from the Colorado Supreme Court to come up with a new map that ...

Clifton’s choice: Tax more or receive less

By Amy Hamilton

Business owners and property owners in Clifton’s commercial area around the Interstate 70 Business Loop have a choice. They can petition and vote for a 1 percent sales tax increase on goods and services to be passed along to customers ...

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