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Delta police: Do you recognize this man?

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Delta police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose body was found Monday morning near the Gunnison River. Police on Thursday released a sketch of the man, as well as photographs of multiple tattoos on his body, in ...


Rep. Tipton plans to question Interior about ‘wildlands’ plan

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The U.S. House will ask the Interior Department for more information about the proposed designation of wildlands, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. “There will be oversight hearings” on the designation, which was established ...


Initial state review finds diesel used in 65 wells since 1950s

By Dennis Webb

An initial state review has found that diesel fuel or fluid containing it was used for hydraulic fracturing of at least 65 oil and gas wells in Colorado since the 1950s. However, the review to date only goes a limited ways in accounting for ...


New committee to take up Pinon Grill contract

By Amy Hamilton

A committee of seven people, mostly members of area golf groups and a private business owner, completed evaluations Tuesday to recommend a private vendor to take over operations at the former Pinon Grill restaurant at Tiara Rado Golf Course, ...


Tipton to be in Grand Junction today and Friday

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is scheduled to be in Grand Junction today and Friday, speaking to sporting and energy organizations. Tipton will discuss issues with sporting organizations at 4:30 p.m. today at Dolce Vita Restaurant, 336 ...


Policy change could boost cash for West Slope

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Western Slope counties could receive more federal money if they change the way they collect mineral-lease payments under a bill that won support in a House committee Wednesday. The counties could do that by creating special ...


Drilling leases deferred in potential wilderness areas

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has deferred offering some 10,000 acres in Rio Blanco County for oil and gas leasing so it can consider whether the land may have wilderness characteristics meriting protection. The BLM’s White River Field ...


Council says city to keep ambulance services

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members decided Wednesday not to put any part of the city-run ambulance services out to bid for private companies. The informal council decision to keep the service with the city came after a four-hour discussion ...


County’s population grows 26 percent since 2000

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Mesa County’s population grew 26 percent between 2000 and 2010, a growth rate second in western Colorado only to Garfield County’s 29 percent. The increase of 30,468 people brought the Mesa County population to 146,723, according ...


Population growth will shrink some Western Slope legislative districts

By Charles Ashby

Nearly all legislative districts in the region would get smaller as a result of new U.S. census numbers released Wednesday. That data shows eight of the nine House and Senate districts in the region have more people than the state average, ...


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