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Steamboat project gives scientists unique, grounded look at clouds

By Dennis Webb

Federally sponsored atmospheric scientists are excited about a Steamboat Springs project that’s letting them stick their heads in the clouds even as they keep their feet planted on the ground. The Department of Energy’s ...

Report details Norton-Shell shale ties, says no evidence of illegalities

By Dennis Webb

First there was a March 2, 2005, visit by Shell’s chief executive officer and one of its vice presidents with then-Interior Secretary Gale Norton at her Washington headquarters, with oil shale as an apparent topic. Then came her March ...

Fruita motor vehicle office survives cutbacks

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Despite slashing $500,000 from its budget, the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will keep the Fruita motor-vehicle branch open two days a week next year and extend business hours at all three branches in the county. Beginning ...

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County cuts police presence at 13 schools in District 51

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By 11:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, Jeremy Balleweg served as a police officer, counselor, mediator, friend and jokester. At the beginning of the day, Balleweg, a Mesa County deputy sheriff who is the school resource officer at Central High ...

Curry, Houpt seek positions with state

By Dennis Webb

Two Western Slope politicians who lost bids for re-election in November are seeking posts within the administration of Colorado Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper. Garfield County Commissioner Tresi Houpt has applied to be director of the ...

Fire suspect arrested

By Amy Hamilton

A Clifton man was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree arson and reckless endangerment late Friday night after setting a bush on fire, forcing residents to evacuate from two homes, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Ritter requests student input from Mesa State

By Charles Ashby

Keep class sizes small and support programs designed to aid students in more than just financial matters, a handful of Mesa State College students told Gov. Bill Ritter and First Lady Jeannie Ritter on Friday. In a two-day trip to the Western ...

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Teenagers suspects in carjacking

By Paul Shockley

Three teenagers face a variety of possible felony charges for allegedly stopping a vehicle early Sunday and taking off with it, according to arrest affidavits. Benjamin J. Garcia, 18, 472 N. Sun Court, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of a ...

Toy drive appears to be success in valley

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Although it started slowly, this year’s Christmas toy drive is picking up steam as it approaches its collection deadline Wednesday. “Some barrels we’re emptying more than once a day,” Gary Blackman said of the many ...

Cops seek two armed Burger King robbers

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Grand Junction police are looking for two suspects who robbed an Orchard Mesa fast-food restaurant Thursday night. The robbers, both believed to be male and both wearing masks or bandannas and dark clothing, accosted employees at the Burger ...

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