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Rainfall in high country benefits reservoir storage

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Rain in the high country prompted the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to cut releases from the Aspinall Unit late last week in hopes of increasing storage upstream. Officials cut releases from Crystal Reservoir by 100 cubic feet per second on ...

AARP pushes seniors not to claim homestead break

By Charles Ashby

The deadline to file the necessary paperwork to claim the state’s homestead exemption is fast approaching. But at least one group in the state is hoping seniors who do qualify for the property tax break will miss that deadline, and do ...

Grand Junction man, 30, is suspect in shooting

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police arrested 30-year-old Kevin Earl Dunham on Sunday afternoon in connection with a shooting early that morning. Police declined to offer further information about the incident, which occurred in the area of 12th Street and ...

Grand Junction eyes fire, police pension plans

By Amy Hamilton

Talk of offering pension plans for Grand Junction city employees hasn’t surfaced since 2006, but it will be on the city’s agenda during a meeting tonight. Grand Junction City Council members will gather information from members of ...

Air show to return in September

By Katie Langford

The West Star Aviation Air Show will return to Grand Junction in September after a four-year absence, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet demonstration team and 13 other performers during the three-day event. The air show, slated for ...

Drillers juggle shifts in pricing, byproducts market

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Piceance Basin energy companies have found ways to hold their own in a market marked now by slightly rising prices for natural gas but also falling prices for the liquid byproducts. Natural gas prices topped $3 this week, but liquids, the ...

Trial nears for accused shooter of Rifle cop

By Dennis Webb

A man accused of shooting a Rifle police officer in his bullet-proof vest is scheduled to go to trial on July 16, amid signs that one defense he may raise is the question of whether officers fired on him first. The trial of Phil Amonette, 54, ...

Science Monday, July 9, 2012

By Matthew Berger

How to cross pool: propeller or paddle? Anyone who has spent time swimming the 50 meters across Colorado Mesa University’s swimming pool has had plenty of time to reflect on a lot of things, maybe none more pertinent than what is the ...


Tourists dig it

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

RABBIT VALLEY — The sounds of hammers hitting prehistoric rock and children’s laughter rise with the dust and heat haze between two hills in the Colorado desert. It’s more than 100 degrees in the Mygatt-Moore Quarry just ...


Graceful young athletes defy gravity

By Melinda Mawdsley

Imagine hanging upside-down 20 feet or so above a concrete floor with nothing but a silk ribbon and the strength of your hands and legs separating you from a free fall. Welcome to the word of silk acrobatics. On Saturday, nearly a dozen ...

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