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Enviros pan pick for utilities board

By Charles Ashby

Several environmental groups aren’t too happy with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s recent choice for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The groups say the appointment of Pam Patton of Bayfield establishes a trend against renewable ...

Asphalt firm, organic farm again at odds

By Dennis Webb

The owner of an organic farm southeast of Rifle is voicing concerns about a company’s revised proposal for use of neighboring land, after Garfield County commissioners’ rejection of an asphalt plant plan there earlier this ...


Sex-offender’s residence with legislator roils primary

By Charles Ashby

A state representative running for the Colorado Senate has a convicted sex offender living in his Hot Sulphur Springs home, Grand County records show. And it’s causing some alarm for his neighbors. The sex offender, 32-year-old Michael ...

Library laptops will help with Medicaid applications

By Staff

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has installed laptop computer in 50 libraries to help low-income Coloradans apply for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus benefits. The libraries include the Norwood Public Library ...

Firm plans appeal of $4.1M verdict

By Dennis Webb

A Houston-based company says it will appeal a jury’s decision awarding millions of dollars to a man seriously injured in an accident during natural gas drilling in the Rifle area in 2005. A federal jury in Denver awarded more than $4.1 ...

Coloring book pages spill Palisade secrets

By Rachel Sauer

There are the obvious icons: the peaches, the Bookcliffs, the meandering Colorado River. But to truly know Palisade, you have to know about hoopies. In fact, they can be used as a gauge to determine who grew up there and who ...

Father of the Year taught sons lure of the range

By Rachel Sauer

The thing about cattle is that they don’t herd themselves. They don’t take themselves to summer pasture, nor do they inoculate themselves or head off to market by themselves. So, for someone to make their living off cattle, they ...

KREX returns to Dish Network customers after dispute

By Staff

Dish Network and the local CBS and Fox affiliates have reached a new, multi-year retransmission agreement that returns KREX and KFQX to the satellite provider’s customers. “We’re grateful to Hoak for its willingness to work ...

Valley jobless rate edges down to 9%

By Charles Ashby

The region’s unemployment situation slightly improved in the Grand Valley last month, but got slightly worse statewide. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Grand Junction region saw one-tenth of a percent ...


Cops twice missed ‘88 suspect in sex assault

By Paul Shockley

Law enforcement was in contact at least twice with a 57-year-old former Mesa County man after a felony arrest warrant issued in 1988 on allegations he sexually assaulted a young girl. On both occasions, David Joe White inexplicably avoided ...

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