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Leading horses to water

By Matthew Berger

Even wild horses will require extraordinary measures to make it through this year’s drought, it appears. The Bureau of Land Management is taking the exceptional step of trucking tanks of water to a herd of wild horses, an effort the ...


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Barricaded suspect surrenders before SWAT entry

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A Grand Junction man eye-balled the massive SWAT vehicle in front of the 1615 Orchard Ave. home where he had barricaded himself Sunday afternoon and decided to surrender. Dustin James Grider, 35, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside ...


Parched June barely misses GJ’s record for dryness

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If it hadn’t been for an overnight thunderstorm late in the month, June would have tied Grand Junction’s record for least amount of June rainfall. Only a trace of precipitation had been recorded in June 2012 until 0.04 inch of ...


BLM fears collusion among bidders

By Dennis Webb

A Bureau of Land Management spokesman says reducing the chance for bid collusion is among the reasons the agency keeps the nominators of parcels for oil and gas leasing secret until after lease auctions. Steven Hall was speaking in response ...


Company proposing Naturita uranium mill acquires Utah facility

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Energy Fuels Inc. at midnight Friday completed its acquisition of Denison Mines Corp.‘s uranium assets in the United States. Energy Fuels, which is planning to build the first uranium mill in the United States in three decades, acquired ...


District 51 expels 87 students in 2011-12

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District 51’s running tally of student expulsions stayed ahead of the previous year’s count throughout most of 2011-12 before finishing six expulsions behind the final 2010-11 count at 87 expulsions. A glut of last-minute ...


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Cost of fighting fire near De Beque at $1.6 million

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Update 10:15 a.m. Bill Hahnenberg, incident commander, advises full containment of the Pine Ridge Fire is expected to be contained by Thursday. Firefighting resources should start trickling out of De Beque in the coming days. ____________ The ...


Science Monday, July 2, 2012

By Matthew Berger

Forests, wildfires change over decades The degree of damage done to forests from wildfires has changed dramatically from earlier last century. The cyclical wildfires that have burned in the Rocky Mountains for millennia used to look much ...


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Explaining the Pine Ridge Fire

By Staff

HOW WE GOT HERE After last year’s wet and wild winter encouraged vegetation growth, this winter’s anemic snowpack left that vegetation literally high and dry. This year’s winter ended with Colorado’s snowpack more ...


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Evacuation lifted in De Beque

By Rachel Sauer

An evacuation order affecting people living southeast of De Beque was entirely lifted Saturday night, but Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey advised all residents to remain on evacuation alert as the Pine Ridge Fire continued burning. Hilkey ...


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