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Man found dead in tent near river

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The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a young man whose body was found Sunday inside a tent near the Colorado River. Deputies were sent to an area adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad bridge near the ...

Resort ranch loses battle with gas driller over elk

By Dennis Webb

A giant conservation-focused ranch near De Beque failed in its attempt to prevent drilling of an oil and gas well during what it says is a critical period for elk. The High Lonesome Ranch sued Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. in mid-October ...

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New police unit to assist, not always arrest, homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Local police plan to shorten their arm’s-length approach to homeless issues by adopting a philosophy that works in concert with transients. A twofold effort by police is designed to help homeless folks access services and to assuage ...

Teen boys accused of taking car from two young women

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Grand Junction police are looking for three teenage boys accused of stealing a car from two women early Sunday morning. The women, who were in their late teens or early 20s, were driving in the area of 15th Street and Orchard Avenue around 3 ...

State tries to cap ‘orphan’ wells near De Beque

By Dennis Webb

State oil and gas officials have been working to plug four old, leaky wells in the De Beque area, including one dating to 1911. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission spent some $200,000 to date on the project, partly to build an ...

Natural Resources director wants to keep job under Hickenlooper

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The man who has headed the Colorado Department of Natural Resources under Gov. Bill Ritter since May wants to stay on with the new administration. Mike King, a Montrose native who has served in several roles in the department, which ...

Wildlife officials to discuss water project

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Division of Wildlife next week will release an analysis of the potential effects on the Colorado River basin of a proposed Denver Water diversion project. Division staff members are scheduled to discuss the Moffat Firming Project ...

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Man, 73, reported missing in Montrose

By William Woody

Police were searching Saturday for an elderly Montrose man who had been reported missing. Alfonso Gutierrez, 73, was last seen by his wife at their home in the 1600 block of Bighorn Street in the Bear Creek subdivision Thursday night when the ...


Parade lights up Main St.

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It’s really more fun than it sounds. That’s the sentiment of Wes Robbins after spending weeks painstakingly constructing a gingerbread-house-shaped float for the 27th annual Parade of Lights with his wife and co-owner of Guardian ...

Student arrested in bomb threat

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A 12-year-old boy was arrested Monday on suspicion of making a bomb threat at Bookcliff Middle School, 540 29 1/4 Road. The boy, a student at the school, wrote an anonymous note indicating he would blow up the school, according to Grand ...

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