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River district to contribute $10,000 for appeal of oil shale water ruling

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado River Water Conservation District has agreed to help pay for an appeal of a ruling canceling some 140,000 acre feet of upper White River Basin conditional water rights intended largely for potential oil ...

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New park in Montrose recognizes native people

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Members of the Uncompahgre Ute Native American tribe and city staff on Tuesday celebrated Montrose’s newest city park, which has been dedicated to the people who inhabited the Uncompahgre Valley centuries ago. Taviwach ...

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Education Association endorses Enos-Martinez for school board

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Mesa Valley Education Association has endorsed District 51 school board member Cindy Enos-Martinez for District B. Enos-Martinez is running against local business owner Ann Tisue in the Nov. 1 election. Jim Smyth, president of the ...

Grant may help fund riverfront trail spur

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Mesa County will apply for a $200,000 grant from the state of Colorado that would help pay for the construction of a portion of an extension of the Colorado Riverfront Trail between Grand Junction and Fruita. County commissioners this week ...

Market helping shale, tar sands, engineer says

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GOLDEN — What once was unconventional is becoming the norm in energy circles, a phenomenon that could turn oil shale into a marketable and reliable resource, said Harold Vinegar, who pioneered efforts to collect liquids from oil ...

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An elk hunt worth forgetting

By Dennis Webb

Thanks to a concussion, Dudley Blaylock remembers little of the two nights he spent unsheltered outdoors in the Flat Tops north of New Castle after falling into a ravine while stalking a trophy bull elk Saturday. That may be a blessing, ...

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Deal struck in case against ex-Montrose DA Serra

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement has been reached in the sexual misconduct criminal case of former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra, The Daily Sentinel has learned. Joyce Bailey, division clerk for Mesa County Chief Judge David Bottger, said she ...

Executive: Oil shale on brink of ‘renaissance’

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GOLDEN — Technical advances in the development of oil shale as an energy resource have rendered the rock capable of being used to drive the modern economy, the executive director of the National Oil Shale Association said ...

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Candidate email rattles District 51 teachers, union

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Despite concern from some of the people who received it, it does not appear an email school board candidate Ann Tisue sent last week to 1,600 District 51 employees violated any campaign laws. But some of its content is being disputed by the ...

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GJ may restore pay employees lost in ‘09

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city officials have tentatively proposed to reinstate in 2012 the pay that city employees lost during budget cuts two years ago, although a formal decision won’t be made for two months. All city employees saw their pay ...

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