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Driver ticketed in oil spill

By Paul Shockley

The driver of a semitrailer that crashed and dumped thousands of gallons of crude oil was cited Tuesday for a misdemeanor traffic offense, the Colorado State Patrol said. Randy Curtis, 26, of Dove Creek, was ticketed on suspicion of careless ...

Man shoots self, accused of false report

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A false report landed a Montrose man in jail after investigators determined he accidentally shot himself in the leg and was not a victim of a drive-by shooting. Michael Romero, 43, told police he was walking down south ...

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Slaying suspect jailed on $1.5M bond

By Paul Shockley

County Court Judge Bruce Raaum on Tuesday set bond at $1.5 million for a California man who was advised on 21 possible charges, including first-degree murder in the July slaying of a man outside Taco Bell on North Avenue. Christian R. ...

Texas buyer snatches up train depot

By Amy Hamilton

Plans for Grand Junction’s historic train depot have bubbled up and burst over the years. Now, the more-than-a-century-old building that once was a jewel of Grand Junction is under new ownership. A Texas corporation, Grand Junction ...

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Volunteers and parents keep private schools in operation

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Local private schools don’t have the challenge of figuring out what to do with $6,137 per student, the reduced amount School District 51 will receive from the state’s funding formula this year. Private schools in this area ...

Firm seeking to build uranium mill wants to merge with another

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Energy Fuels Resources Inc., the company planning to build a uranium mill in western Colorado, is negotiating to merge with a company holding significant resources in Wyoming. The merger of Energy Fuels and Titan Uranium Inc., both of which ...

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Tipton leads Pace in House race contributions

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has collected more than $642,000 in campaign contributions in 2011, well ahead of his Democrat challenger, Sal Pace, currently the minority leader in the Colorado House. Records compiled by OpenSecrets.org, ...

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Moving? LEGO truck available for loan

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The eBricks Outlet Store, global distributor of LEGO, has a large moving billboard that hasn’t moved much. But that’s about to change with the help of local people on the move. The Isuzu 4500 truck usually sits near the eBricks ...

Two coal mines get green light to move ahead on methane venting

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Two coal mines in the North Fork Valley got the go-ahead from the Agriculture Department to move ahead with methane-venting projects even though they lie below national forest areas. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced approval of ...


Heart-starting device donated to CMU

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Five years ago, then-21-year-old Lindsey Beechwood Hoffner had a cardiac defibrillator implanted in her chest. The device prevents her from going into sudden cardiac arrest and has saved her life at least once since she had it implanted ...

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