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Oil shale resolution takes dig at government

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Garfield County will lead the way among several oil shale counties in three western states when its County Commission today debates a resolution lambasting the federal government for its handling of oil shale. Garfield and Rio Blanco counties ...


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Fruita girl goes from wheelchair to riding waves

By Dennis Webb

Josie DeHart is a girl from Fruita who lives her life in a wheelchair. Tom Brady is a superstar New England Patriots quarterback still feeling the sting of a recent Super Bowl defeat. But in late February, they were just two more ...


Fair offers summer job, learning opportunities for teens

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More than 30 exhibitors will offer information about summer learning and employment opportunities for local kids Monday at the Summer Youth Education/Employment Fair. The free fair will take place between 4 and 7 p.m. in the Bookcliff Middle ...


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Easter: A time of rebirth and the return of spring

By Rachel Sauer

Every year, the miracle — the buds, the flowers, the wild eruption of color. There’s life in the capricious breezes, in the persistent sun, in the blaze of Earth renewed. There is rebirth. In spring, on Easter, what had seemed ...


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1 dead after semi smacks turning vehicle

By Rachel Sauer

One man died in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday at the intersection of F Road and Interstate 70 Business. The man, whose identity has not been released, was a passenger in a red 2000 Saturn sedan traveling west on I-70B at 12:10 a.m. ...


Sales tax plan for Fruitvale, Clifton tossed

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A proposal to tack an additional 1 percent tax on sales in Clifton and Fruitvale to help pay for capital improvements is off the table, negated by a lukewarm response from business owners who either want nothing to do with the extra tax or ...


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Music lover finds DJ niche

By Rachel Sauer

While Mariah Waldvogle got ready — plugging her laptop into the control panel, queuing their playlist, slipping on a pair of headphones — Jake Foote waited in patient excitement. He was ready, and he’d been ready for five ...


Criminal negligence, lawful search are key issues in Lawyer trial

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury in the coming days will grapple with two issues at the heart of a case that will decide the future of a veteran Colorado State Patrol trooper: Did Trooper Ivan “Gene” Lawyer unlawfully and feloniously cause of ...


Home fire displaces family

By Staff

A family of three was displaced from its home Saturday evening by a fire that left its mobile home a total loss, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. Two adults and a child were living in the single-family home at 2971 Texas Ave., ...


Brief freeze had orchardists running their wind machines

By Rachel Sauer

The peaches, so far, are OK. Same goes for cherries and apricots, apples and pears. All this, no thanks to the weather. Though temperatures varied across the Grand Valley on Friday night and early Saturday morning, one thing was consistent: ...


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