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Death of Crawford hunting guide ruled an accident

By Paul Shockley

A Crawford man who was guiding a group of hunters was shot in the head and died Tuesday after a member of the hunting party dropped a rifle, causing it to discharge, authorities said. The death of James J. Ayer, 56, was ruled an accident, ...


Encana donates $100,000 to Mesa State

By Staff

Encana Oil & Gas donated $100,000 to Mesa State College during a ceremonial check presentation Wednesday afternoon at the college. The money will be used for scholarships and program development for the school’s landman and ...


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GJ man gains recognition of brother’s sacrifice in Vietnam War

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The tale of U.S. Army Warrant Officer Thomas Doody, his short life and fiery death is almost completely written. It remains only for the Army to complete its bureaucratic work for Doody to be recognized for his part in the largest airborne ...


ExxonMobil working to bring extraction ideas for oil shale to surface

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ExxonMobil has put its Colony Mine testing to good use as it has awaited the opportunity to develop a test oil shale plot on federal land, a company official said. By treating and using water produced by its operation and using air to cool ...


Mesa County Human Services official steps down after three-year stint

By Staff

The head of the Mesa County Department of Human Services is leaving his post after what was termed a mutual agreement between him and the county commissioners. Len Stewart, who has headed the department for more than three years, will remain ...


Manager of civic center, Avalon leaves post Monday

By Amy Hamilton

The general manager of Two Rivers Convention Center and The Avalon Theatre resigned Monday in an effort to reduce costs at Grand Junction’s civic center. In a resignation letter to the city dated Nov. 8, Tim Seeberg said he was leaving ...


Geothermal bidder wants to save camp

By Dennis Webb

The owner of a Christian youth camp said it was trying to protect the facility when it offered the winning bid Wednesday in Colorado’s first Bureau of Land Management geothermal lease sale in decades. A wholly owned subsidiary of Young ...


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Newly elected Sen. Bennet thanks supporters in trek across state

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., exulted with about 80 supporters Wednesday as he neared the completion of a thank-you tour of the state. Bennet defeated Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, a Republican, on Nov. 2 in one of the ...


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Indicted troopers appear in court

By Paul Shockley

Under criminal indictment in the shooting death of an unarmed Redlands man, two Colorado State Patrol troopers were accompanied by Front Range attorneys Tuesday during brief court hearings. Appearing for the first time since a grand jury ...


Gravel pit approval stands

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction planning commissioners Tuesday night denied a request by opponents to reconsider a gravel-pit proposal for an Orchard Mesa neighborhood. Opponents of the proposal by Schooley-Weaver Partnership said they will appeal the ...


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