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BLM favors ban on Vermillion wells; education board eyes mineral funds

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State and federal officials are planning to pressure the Colorado State Land Board to develop mineral rights it owns in the Vermillion Basin of northwest Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management’s plans for the approximately ...


Teenager advised in dog killing case

By Paul Shockley

A teenager who was arrested last week on allegations he tortured and killed his mother’s dog was advised of charges against him during a first court appearance Monday. Joseph Nelson, 18, of Grand Junction, said little during a brief ...

BLM national chief defends drilling unit in Carbondale area

By Staff

“Getting it right” appears as needed to correct erroneous information that has appeared in The Daily Sentinel’s news columns, to add details that should not have been omitted from a story or to correct typographical errors ...

No payback for guv’s trip, ethics panel says

By Charles Ashby

It would be a violation of Colorado ethics laws for Gov. John Hickenlooper to be reimbursed by NBC News for travel to New York earlier this fall for participating in an education summit hosted by anchor Brian Williams, the Colorado Independent ...

Wildlife officers check for poachers on I-70

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Little more than an hour into a check station on Interstate 70 in the Grand Valley on Monday, authorities said they had some success hunting poachers. “We have contacted quite a number (of motorists) and some resulted in citations and ...

President Obama signs bill clarifying ski area uses

By Staff

President Barack Obama signed into law Monday a bill clarifying the uses allowed by ski areas on federal lands. The bill is expected to result in more year-round uses of ski resorts, which its supporters say should boost local ...

Whooping cough cases found in Mesa County

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Three Caprock Academy students were diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in mid-October. The bacterial upper-respiratory infection is highly contagious. The three cases prompted the school to send a letter to parents ...

Health Briefs, Nov. 8, 2011

By Staff

Discussions on genetics begin today Two discussions about genetics will take place this month at the Center for Optimal Well-Being, 2505 Foresight Circle, Unit C1. The first presentation of “Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well” will ...

New firm takes over cleanup of tailings pile

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An Idaho-based contractor is to take over the cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium mill tailings pile in Moab, Utah. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Portage Inc. and its $121.2 million bid to conduct the cleanup over the next five ...

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Storm should belt high country before moving east

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Interstate 70 was expected to be clear to the east after a winter storm cruised through eastern Utah and western Colorado on Monday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for both states as the storm approached, ...

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