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Shell begins first shale research project in Rio Blanco

By Dennis Webb

Shell has broken ground on the first project on any of its three federal oil shale research and development leases, a company representative said Thursday. Carolyn Tucker told the Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in Rifle the company ...

Brazilian arrested in cyber sex sting

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A Brazilian man remains in custody without bond after his first court appearance Thursday in Grand Junction on charges he flew into Grand Junction intending to have sex with a woman, her 14-year-old stepdaughter and 4-year-old daughter. Paulo ...


March roars into Grand Valley

By Staff

March roared into western Colorado like a lion Thursday, blanketing the valleys and mountains with heavy, wet snow that delighted skiers and boarders, relieved fruit growers who prefer that trees remain dormant a while longer and triggered a ...

Group plans to offer more scholarships

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The Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation hopes to offer more need-based scholarships in higher amounts for this spring’s applicants. The foundation, founded by former Grand Junction residents Geno and Virginia Saccomanno in 1992, has ...


Man, 18, charged in stabbing death at Montrose party

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose grand jury returned indictments in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man, some 16 months after prosecution was declined in the wake of the arrest of former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra. Isaac A. Garcia, 18, of Grand ...

Plan ignores energy, legislators tell BLM

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Twenty-three Colorado legislators, all Republicans, signed a letter urging the Bureau of Land Management to discard the proposed resource-management plan for the Colorado River Valley, saying it seems intended to discourage oil and gas ...


Homeless coalition seeks volunteers to clean The Point

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The Grand Valley Coalition for the Homeless is asking for the public’s help to clean up a homeless encampment at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers this weekend. Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and ...

Firm buys uranium company, Wyoming mine

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Energy Fuels Inc. completed its acquisition of Titan Uranium Inc. on Wednesday, giving the combined company a uranium mine in Wyoming and a large chunk of stock in another company. Energy Fuels (TSX:EFR) also won agreement from Colorado state ...

GJ museum official heads to Mexico for rock art study

By Staff

A Museum of Western Colorado official will spend a week studying rock art in Mexico and discussing the examples of rock art found in the southwest United States. Zebulon Miracle, curator of anthropology for the museum, was invited by the ...

Hickenlooper wants new panel to resolve standoff on drilling regs

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Wednesday to create a special task force to examine local and state regulatory issues surrounding oil and gas drilling. The 11-member task force, which is to report its finding to the governor ...

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