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North Fork group to appeal oil auction of 30,000 acres

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Residents of the North Fork Valley in Delta County are preparing an appeal to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, asking that he intercede to postpone the auction of 30,000 acres for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management is ...

Libertarian enters race for House District 55

By Charles Ashby

A third candidate entered the race Thursday for the newly drawn city district for the Colorado House. Grand Junction resident Virgil Fenn, 64, filed his affidavit with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office as a member of the ...

Apartment fire casualty-free thanks to tenant

By Dennis Webb

When Battlement Mesa resident Mario Hernandez Arellanez’s wife woke smelling smoke early Thursday morning, he sprung into action. He went outside their apartment, saw smoke from a fire and told her to call 911. He then set about waking ...

Courthouse considered for closure

By Paul Shockley

The focus of a multimillion-dollar modernization, Grand Junction’s Wayne N. Aspinall federal building is among 60 court sites nationally being considered by the government for closure, according to a published report Thursday. The ...

Schools earn award for growth

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Bookcliff Middle School, Caprock Academy, Palisade High School and Scenic Elementary are among 187 Colorado schools that received the 2011 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. The award honors schools that had the most growth in ...


Facebook threat targeted GJ police, preschool

By Paul Shockley

A man faces possible federal charges after posting to his Facebook page alleged death threats against Grand Junction Police Department officers, their children and urging a massacre at a preschool, according to court records. Kenneth R. ...


Problems mount for Delta County couple after horse dies

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A Delta County couple faces arraignment next month on nearly a dozen animal-cruelty charges after pleading guilty Wednesday to a single cruelty count involving the death of one of the couple’s horses. Charles, 49, and Patricia Keune, ...

Woman on tracks wore earbuds, didn’t react to train

By Dennis Webb

A pedestrian who was struck and killed Saturday afternoon by an Amtrak train west of Silt was wearing earbuds and apparently didn’t turn around, feel the train approaching or hear its warning whistle, an investigator said. Garfield ...

Rifle man held in fatal crash near De Beque

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle man has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and reckless driving in connection with a fiery crash near De Beque on Sunday in which a passenger in his vehicle died. Anthony Bracamontes, 21, was ...

Hantavirus case near Mesa County line reported

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The Garfield County Public Health Department announced Wednesday a county resident contracted hantavirus, and it urged citizens to take precautions to avoid exposure. Health officials said the resident lives in western Garfield County near ...

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