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CMU seeks $1 million grant from Garfield County

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Colorado Mesa University trustees are requesting $1 million from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District. The lease district is an independent public body that manages federal mineral lease payments filtered through the ...

Suit challenges fee to pay for roads, bridges

By Charles Ashby

A shadowy nonprofit group has filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court challenging a 3-year-old Colorado law that increased annual vehicle registration fees to pay for road and bridge repairs. In the lawsuit, the TABOR Foundation claims the ...

Deadline nears to comment on coal expansion

By Dennis Webb

A public comment deadline ends Wednesday on a draft study of a proposal to expand two Bowie Resources, LLC, federal coal leases by a total of about 500 acres. The Bureau of Land Management says the lease modification proposal would prevent ...


Memorial Day rites honor generations of veterans

By Amy Hamilton

Mary Gygax knows a little something about sacrifice. Her first husband, Randy Hodges, now deceased, served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. Now her son, Michael Gygax, 28,  also in the Navy is aboard the USS New York heading toward ...

Uncompahgre skull tested for DNA

By Paul Shockley

A human skull found last fall on the Uncompahgre Plateau remains a mystery to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, which has pinned hopes in the case on DNA technology. Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Henry Stoffel said laboratory ...

Science Monday, May 28, 2012

By Matthew Berger

■ Temperatures in the Colorado Rockies are expected to rise by, on average, about 5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2070. The shift would be most significant during the summers when temperatures would rise by about 6.28 degrees, according to Ohio ...

Veterans foster care now available in Grand Junction

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Blind after a pair of falls, but far from interested in living in a nursing home, Marshall Larson, then 86, learned about a medical foster-care program for veterans two years ago and had his son check it out. After one look, his son said, ...

Friends of long-ago fourth-grader help retired teacher track him down

By Melinda Mawdsley

Jake Christensen has been found. After a story in The Daily Sentinel on May 18 detailed Becky Karisny’s failed efforts to locate Christensen, her former fourth-grade student, Karisny received help locating Christensen. Family friends ...


Down time is prime time for DA’s office employee to write crime fiction

By Paul Shockley

Judy Blevins says life inspires her crime writing. At the same time, says Blevins, a longtime employee of the Mesa County District Attorney’s office, she hasn’t cloaked real people or events as a way of generating material for her ...

Blaze burns 5,200-plus acres in Montrose County near Utah

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The Sunrise Mine Fire continued to blaze Sunday in Montrose County, consuming more than 5,200 acres of land in its first 48 hours. The fire sparked about 5 p.m. Friday approximately four miles northwest of Paradox near the Utah line. The fire ...

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