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Barrett liaison tapped to lead Oil and Gas Association

By Staff

Doug Dennison, local environmental/government affairs liaison for Bill Barrett Corp., has been elected to serve as president of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association for the next two years. Dennison is a geologist and Western Slope ...

Lochmiller sentencing in March in GJ

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Philip Rand Lochmiller, the owner of failed Valley Investments, is to be sentenced in March in Grand Junction. U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer set Lochmiller’s sentencing for March 9 at the Mesa County Justice Center, 125 N. ...

Agency files motion to stop pipeline

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A proposed diversion of water from Flaming Gorge reservoir in Wyoming to the populous Colorado Front Range should be rejected as speculative, the Colorado River Water Conservation District said. The Glenwood Springs-based agency filed papers ...

Former agent critical of moon rock handling

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Colorado’s moon rocks might be safe and sound in museums, but the fate of much of the rock and dust hauled from the moon to the Earth four decades ago is largely unknown. For Joseph Gutheinz, a former special agent for the NASA Office ...

Report points out directions for successful change in state’s mental health system

By Staff

The Status of Behavioral Health Care in Colorado, a report released Dec.  8, provides an important update to the changes and challenges facing Colorado’s mental health system. The report analyzes the positive growth achieved since ...


Video visits only at jail

By Paul Shockley

It was a noisy Thursday afternoon at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. A smattering of adult voices and crying children filled the jail side of the front lobby. The commotion: Half-a-dozen people on telephones were talking to jailed ...

Water rules could soak governments

By Charles Ashby

A state agency is considering strict new water-quality regulations that could cost local governments millions of dollars for compliance. Officials with the Colorado Water Quality Control Division say the new rules are needed to prevent even ...

Lottery funds, all divvied up, more than 2010

By Charles Ashby

Lottery proceeds distributed to local communities were up in 2011 over last year, but not to the level they were before the recession began, according to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Overall, the state doled out about $45 million ...

County moves forward with fairgrounds entrance

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Mesa County will soon embark on the creation of a new signalized entrance to the county fairgrounds in an effort to enhance safety on U.S. Highway 50 and accommodate increased traffic and future growth at the fairgrounds. The county is ...

Plan would speed Avalon renovation

By Amy Hamilton

It’s just an idea, but a new plan is brewing to more quickly refurbish the most pressing needs at the Avalon Theatre. Plans already are under way to raise about $14 million in funds to fully refurbish the historic theater, 645 Main St., ...

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