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Blaze erupts near De Beque

By Staff

A fast-moving wildfire near De Beque sent authorities scrambling to ensure people were out of harm’s way as a host of local, state and federal agencies ordered heightened fire restrictions around the region. The lightning-sparked Pine ...


Water usage leaps, despite pleas

By Matthew Berger

As Mesa County residents open their water bills from the first month of summer, they may be in for an unpleasant — but completely avoidable — surprise. Despite recent calls for residents to voluntarily reduce their water usage ...


Glenwood robbery suspect tied to Clifton case

By Dennis Webb

A Denver man is in jail on suspicion of robbing a Glenwood Springs bank and in connection with two bank robberies in Colorado Springs. He is a person of interest in a Clifton bank robbery, as well. An arrest warrant was issued for Mark ...


SD51 will try to improve energy savings

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School District 51 is joining a federal energy efficiency program aimed at reducing energy consumption in U.S. buildings by at least 20 percent by 2020. The district is one of nine public K-12 systems in the country participating in the U.S. ...


Groups sue government over energy lease secrecy

By Dennis Webb

Two groups on Tuesday filed suit asking that the federal government be forced to reveal who nominated 30,000 acres in the North Fork Valley for oil and gas leasing. The suit by Citizens for a Healthy Community and the Western Environmental ...


Glenwood leans toward allowing chickens

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Chickens kept within electrified fences soon may be allowed within Glenwood Springs city limits. The fencing isn’t to keep the chickens from getting out. It’s to keep bears, mountain lions and other ...


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Baumgardner gets nod as Senate GOP candidate

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Randy Baumgardner is a liar and a dishonest man, his GOP rival said soon after she conceded the race to him late Tuesday. Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, said the Hot Sulphur Springs lawmaker ran a negative campaign, and attacked her at every ...


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Suspect may have gotten cue in shooting

By Paul Shockley

A witness told police that a suspect in a Horizon Drive hotel shooting opened fire twice after getting a possible hand signal from another person, according to court records. “(Witness) described ‘Little Joe’ as having a ...


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Pugliese, Justman capture GOP nominations

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John Justman, a Lower Valley farmer who lost his first bid for the Mesa County Commission eight years ago, bounced back Tuesday to capture his first election. Rose Pugliese, who also suffered a previous setback, won in her primary election, ...


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Crews gather in Grand Junction for assault on wildfires

By Amy Hamilton

During the school year, the grounds outside of Grand Mesa Middle School, 585 31 1/2 Road, are teeming with schoolchildren. With school out for the summer, the scene recently has been transformed into a mobilization center for up to 200 ...


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