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$230,000 grant to help build trail for bicycles

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Bicyclists who crave pedaling around the orchards at the east end of the Grand Valley will have a direct and safer link from the Colorado River within the next year. Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a $352,000 contract to build a ...


Additional reserves OK’d for 2 coal mines

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Two North Fork-area mines can move forward immediately on additional coal reserves, the Bureau of Land Management decided. Bowie Resources’ No. 2 mine won’t have to leave behind 1.43 million tons of coal under 160 surface acres, ...


Five more businesses snared in liquor stings

By Staff

Five Mesa County businesses were ticketed over the weekend for selling alcohol to minors in what was a second law enforcement sweep in as many weeks. Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...


Transparency at center of fracking debate

By Dennis Webb

In September, the state of Wyoming began requiring public disclosure of the contents of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas wells. It’s a case study that Jeff Madison, Rio Blanco County planning director and ...


Expert: Energy boom may skip W. Slope, for now

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The last boom in the western Colorado economy came as oil prices approached and then cleared $100 a barrel. Oil prices again are forecast to hit the same milestone, but energy companies, rather than rushing back into the Piceance Basin, are ...


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Mother questions investigation of Virginia woman’s death in Glenwood Springs

By Dennis Webb

A Virginia woman is questioning the investigation by Glenwood Springs police into the Nov. 17 death of her daughter. Lurina Rios, 26, was found dead in her room in Glenwood Springs. The autopsy ruled the death to be an accident resulting from ...


Public input sought on redistricting

By Charles Ashby

In a time when political bickering has become a contact sport, state legislators plan to ask Colorado residents how they should handle what usually is the most contentious political issue any state legislature can address: congressional ...


January dry; worst of winter might be over, forecaster says

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This January is shaping up to be one of the driest in recent years in Grand Junction. Only a tenth of an inch of precipitation has fallen on the city so far this month as of Sunday, as measured at the National Weather Service at Grand ...


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Donors see HOPE of needy

By Amy Hamilton

“Beautiful family coming out of an abusive relationship in need of a couch.” “We have moms-to-be in need of cribs, sheets, etc.” “Seems like pots and pans and kitchen items are a big need right now, so if you ...


Study suggests flexibility in annual count of students

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A new study suggests Colorado should change the way it counts students for enrollment data. The “Colorado Average Daily Membership Study,” authored primarily by Denver-based education research firm Augenblick, Palaich and ...


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