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Uranium mill company to ride out hit from Japan nuclear crisis

By Dennis Webb

The stock price of the company planning a uranium mill in Montrose County is telling the story of events in Japan in recent days. The stock of Toronto-based Energy Fuels Inc. was trading at more than 90 Canadian cents per share a week ago on ...

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CDOT trains firepower on avalanche hot spots

By William Woody

RED MOUNTAIN PASS—Just off U.S. Highway 550, seven miles north of Silverton, close to where blowing snow curls off the oxygen-starved peaks of the San Juan Mountains, sits an instrument of war once used to target enemy combatants. This ...

BLM, state agree to streamline geothermal process

By Staff

Federal and Colorado agencies have reached an agreement to streamline geothermal development. The deal is designed to improve cooperation and communication between the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Department of Natural Resources ...

County OKs energy project near Collbran

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County commissioners Tuesday signed off on an energy firm’s plans to build a natural-gas-compressor station, a water-storage pond and storage tanks north of Collbran. The approval came over objections from four of the ...

Mesa State surveys alumni about name change

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Mesa State College alumni, students and employees have through March 25 to fill out an online survey gauging their interest in changing the college’s name. The 16-question survey, which also is available on paper by request, can be ...

3 historic landmarks designated by Mesa County commissioners

By Rachel Sauer

Mesa County commissioners voted Monday to establish a county register of historic landmarks, granting county historical designation to the Long family cabin, the old Mesa gymnasium and auditorium, and the Mesa County Courthouse. Before ...

City stirs address pot of alphabet soup

By Amy Hamilton

As the city works to clean up residents’ home and business addresses, those on F and Patterson roads will be the first to undergo changes. F Road turns into Patterson Road and back into F Road as it heads east to west. Those living ...

Dogs luckier than cats at shelter

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Cats had a tougher year than dogs in 2010, according to an annual Mesa County Animal Services report released Monday. More than two-thirds of the 2,515 animals euthanized by Animal Services’ shelter in 2010 were cats, while 30 percent ...

Disc Golf Club donates to two charities in valley

By Staff

The Grand Valley Disc Golf Club contributed $2,500 each to two Grand Valley charities. The money, which was collected from entry fees in the annual Ice Bowl disc golf tourney and other fundraisers, was presented last week to Grand Valley ...

Regulators: Wastewater safely disposed of in Colorado

By Dennis Webb

Colorado regulators say water produced during oil and gas development is safely disposed of in the state, and none goes to wastewater treatment plants as occurs in Pennsylvania. The statements by officials with the Colorado Oil and Gas ...

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