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Man guilty in DUI wreck that injured 3 in monument

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man accused of critically injuring three people in a drunk-driving accident earlier this year on Colorado National Monument will face a maximum six-year prison term. Timothy Tyler, 22, pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular ...

Garfield Re-2 gets new School Board member

By Staff

The four remaining members of the Garfield School District No. Re-2 School Board voted unanimously last week to make Michelle “Mickie” Hosack the newest member of their board. Hosack will replace Brad Moss, who left the board this ...

$62 million in royalties, energy taxes distributed

By Charles Ashby

Local governments will see about $8 million more in severance tax and federal mineral lease payments this year, indicating the state’s energy industry is seeing improvements, according to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. More ...

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Commissioner pays $78.50 fine for fire-ban violation

By Paul Shockley

In the end, a $3 charcoal grill cost Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis $78.50. Appearing without an attorney at the Chaffee Combined Courthouse in Salida, Meis, 42, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a Chaffee County ordinance violation and was ...

Delta County 
delays vote on
 chicken farm

By Duffy Hayes

DELTA — An opportunity for the public to testify about two new cage-free egg-laying operations in Delta County drew a crowd Tuesday. Edwin Hostetler applied and received approval for two 15,000-hen facilities last year. One is ...

Two West Nile deaths in Montrose County

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Two Montrose County residents are the first two Coloradans infected with the West Nile virus this year to die.  Both died of complications related to West Nile-caused encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, within the last week, ...

Organic farm 
loses struggle 
to halt Bedrock

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a contractors yard with limited asphalt and other pavement crushing next to an organic farm east of Rifle despite the farm’s fears it could affect their certification. The ...


Up and autumn: Fall color here early

By Rachel Sauer

Autumn is coming. The calendar says so, but so do the mornings around 6 a.m., when the sun’s not far below the horizon and the temperature’s not far below 60. Still: Brrr… A jacket wouldn’t be a bad idea. So, the ...

Lottery payout 
looking rosy
 for local level

By Staff

Colorado Lottery proceeds are up this year, and that means local governments will see more money for parks and recreation projects. Those communities will see nearly $1.2 million more than they received in the third quarter of 2011, according ...

GarCo votes to revoke oil shale resolution

By Dennis Webb

Eight days after being called upon to do so in a lawsuit, Garfield County commissioners Tuesday revoked an oil shale resolution that was drafted in a Utah meeting challenged as being illegal. Commissioner Mike Samson proposed rescinding the ...

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