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Judge tosses residents’ suit against oil, gas firm

By Dennis Webb

A Denver District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Battlement Mesa residents concerned about alleged impacts of current and future oil and gas development by Antero Resources. Judge Norman Haglund ruled that he lacked the ...

Planned Parenthood backs Libertarian over Democrat in House race

By Charles Ashby

Although the Democratic candidate for the Colorado House does support Planned Parenthood, the group didn’t support him Monday when it came to issuing its endorsements for this year’s races. Instead, the group endorsed Virgil Fenn, ...

Sides seek meteor experts in fraud trial

By Paul Shockley

A trial was delayed Monday for a Montrose man accused of selling bogus meteorites at a Grand Junction store last fall. Mesa County Court Judge Craig Henderson granted a defense request for a continuance in the case against 59-year-old Steven ...

Garfield County to help pay for study of drilling pollutants

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners on Monday indicated their intention to commit possibly $1 million to a landmark study to better determine air pollutant levels near oil and gas operations. The county is planning to help fund a $1.8 million study ...

Noble settlement to fund hydrogen sulfide education

By Dennis Webb

Noble Energy will contribute $50,000 to hydrogen sulfide awareness to settle allegations that it violated reporting requirements associated with the dangerous gas at its oil and gas operations in Garfield and Weld counties. The Colorado Oil ...

Tipton not part of probe into Israel trip by members of congress

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., was among the members of Congress who took an August 2011 trip to Israel that came under investigation by the FBI. No formal allegations came out of the trip, according to the Politico website. Tipton ...


School starts with fewer buses

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Long strings of cars in school drop-off lanes are a common sight on the first day of class. It may take a couple weeks for School District 51 to see the true impacts of cutting 16 bus routes in an effort to save $650,000 in the ...

Humorist Sedaris to perform

By Staff

Comedic author and popular radio personality David Sedaris plans to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. Sedaris, a frequent voice on public radio’s “This American Life,” is “a master of satire ...


County moving jobs center

By Duffy Hayes

Mesa County boasts one of the most comprehensive workforce centers in the state — a soup-to-nuts operation for job seekers and employer-support efforts that brings together more than 17 partner programs into one unit. Up to now, all of ...

Sanctuary audience sees light of legality

By Duffy Hayes

The light wasn’t great inside St. Joseph Catholic Church, but it was obvious that many of the more than 100 people who lined the church’s pews had hopes of emerging from the shadows. They listened intently to the speaker before ...

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