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Utah oil shale could produce petroleum by end of decade

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Petroleum could begin flowing from oil shale in Utah as early as 2019, according to the Estonian company that purchased the only federal oil shale lease in the state. The company plans to produce “high-quality synthetic oil, which would ...

Vehicle titling system remains out of service

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The Colorado Department of Revenue announced Sunday the troubled computer system that handles vehicle registrations and titles will remain out of service for another week. Officials worked last week to restore the Colorado State Titling and ...

Legislature This Week, March 28, 2011

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Tuesday: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that would allow juveniles who were tried for murder as adults and received life sentences to be eligible for parole after 40 years. Wednesday: The House Agriculture, Livestock & ...

Tired of it, county will clean up man’s land

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A 15-year battle between Mesa County and a property owner who piled up thousands of old tires northeast of De Beque has ended, and now county officials are preparing for the significant task of hauling away the tires. Commissioners are ...

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Escapee turns self in after 2 days on the lam

By Rachel Sauer

A Craig man who allegedly ran away from his parole office Wednesday and was wanted by the Colorado Department of Corrections was arrested Friday morning in Grand Junction. Jesse J. Bowers, 36, was wanted on suspicion of fleeing after a ...

Group raises candidate Richards’ teenage conviction

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With nine days to go before the Grand Junction municipal election, some residents are questioning whether City Council candidate Jacob Richards is fit to hold an elected office, given the fact he has a felony conviction and has had other legal ...

Interviews for Olathe trustee begin

By Staff

The Olathe Town Board of Trustees will hold interviews Monday evening for five applicants to fill a trustee position vacated earlier this month. The five candidates are Richard Davis, Paul Dunford, Dolores Killen, John McCarty and Linda ...

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Montrose street closing for improvements

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Beginning Monday, traffic along South First Street, between the avenues of Townsend and Cascade, will be blocked as construction crews work to complete the next phase of the Downtown Traffic Improvement Project. The ...

Lawyer plans post-mortem court appeal

By Paul Shockley

The death of a Grand Junction woman who was convicted on charges related to running a prostitution business will not stop her attorney from pursuing an appeal in the case. “We’ve already done all the work and filed our ...

Nurses you’d want by your bedside

By Rachel Sauer

Nursing is a profession of tangibles and intangibles. There’s the day-to-day of the job, the rounds, the questions, the IVs, the hours, the bandages and alcohol wipes and pills. These are what can be measured. The intangibles ...

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