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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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Fest celebrates all things lavender

By Melinda Mawdsley

One could argue that one local fest smells better than the rest. All things lavender — the herb, not the color — were on display Saturday during the 2nd-annual Colorado Lavender Festival at Palisade Memorial Park. The distinct ...


Mudslides new threat after fires

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Dousing the flames of the Pine Ridge fire was only half the battle, officials said Saturday. Officials with the Grand Junction office of the Bureau of Land Management now are watching the fire-scorched land behind the Bookcliffs for the next ...


Williams seeks GarCo’s OK for expansion

By Dennis Webb

A $150 million expansion to Williams’ Parachute-area natural gas plant reaches the final step in the Garfield County approval process Monday when it goes up for consideration by county commissioners. Williams is proposing a cryogenic ...


Postal Service is looking for Orchard Mesa spot

By Amy Hamilton

A limited-services post office housed in the First National Bank of the Rockies on Orchard Mesa will close in September, according to the U.S. Postal Service. David Rupert, postal spokesman for Colorado, said the bank at 2775 Acrin Ave. has ...


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