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Driller proposes disposal of treated water in creek

By Dennis Webb

An energy company is proposing treating contaminated water produced during oil and gas development and disposing up to 756,000 gallons of it per day in Yellow Creek, 20 miles west of Meeker. The proposal by BOPCO, L.P., is unusual for ...


Democrat Robinson to challenge Scott for new House seat in Grand Junction

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction attorney Dan Robinson is hoping to test the waters in the newly created House district that includes only the city. The Democrat plans to announce today he will challenge Republican Rep. Ray Scott for the right to represent the ...


Organization emerges for Arches, Canyonlands parks

By Staff

The Friends of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks will launch the organization this month with a free event in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The organization was founded three years ago by the Bates Wilson family. Bates Wilson ...


Collbran woman accused of fraud in arrest at check-cashing business

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A Collbran woman who had been arrested twice in the past three months on felony fraud charges was arrested again Saturday on allegations she tried to cash two altered checks. Grand Junction police say when they contacted Lisa Kay Eisenbarth, ...


‘The House’ to shelter homeless teens

By Amy Hamilton

Teenagers don’t carry around a sign announcing they’re homeless. So, it may come as a surprise that an estimated 160 teenagers in the Grand Valley are couch surfing, living out of their cars or finding a place to sleep each night ...

This Week in the Legislature, March 5, 2012

By Staff

The Legislature has a few weeks left before it heads into the period of the session when the budget is put together, when much of lawmakers’ time will be dominated with debating next year’s spending plan. ■ Today: The Senate ...

Group plans to offer more scholarships

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The Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation hopes to offer more need-based scholarships in higher amounts for this spring’s applicants. The foundation, founded by former Grand Junction residents Geno and Virginia Saccomanno in 1992, has ...

Drillers hit North Fork resistance to leases

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About the only obvious clue to the depth of opposition to drilling in the North Fork Valley came as guffaws filled the Paonia High School auditorium Saturday morning. Derisive laughter rang out as officials explained that drilling companies ...


Homeless camp disassembled for railway work

By Rachel Sauer

Shopping carts and stereos, frameless doors and footless socks, syringes and tarps and moldering mattresses — all of it went, and Mark Hirschberg helped it go. He had mixed feelings. Some of the things, which automatically became junk ...


Backpacks stocked with kid fuel

By Rachel Sauer

The wish list was so simple: granola bars, peanut butter, cans of ravioli and Vienna sausage, boxes of macaroni and cheese. Shoppers entering the City Market stores on 24 Road and in Fruita Saturday were offered the list, given the option to ...

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