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Avalon, Two Rivers manager quits after escapade

By Staff

The general manager of Two Rivers Convention Center and the Avalon Theatre resigned Tuesday, one day after he was found naked and intoxicated in downtown Grand Junction. Theron LaFountain resigned for “personal reasons,” according ...

Teen killed in rollover crash; speed, alcohol suspected

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction teenager was killed early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on 27 1/4 Road. Brandon A. Mills, 18, was leaving the desert southbound in a 1999 Nissan Altima on 27 1/4 Road when he lost control, rolled once off the ...


Sheriffs try to calm gun crowd

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Four western Colorado sheriffs told about 160 people Wednesday night that they would be guided by the U.S. Constitution in dealing with overreaches by the federal government. The four — Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey, Delta County ...


A hot spell for the books is back

By Matthew Berger

Ten years ago last weekend, after flying over several wildfires burning across Colorado, then-Gov. Bill Owens made an observation that still resonates. “It looks as if all of Colorado is burning today,” Owens told reporters ...

Arson suspects to undergo physical exams

By Paul Shockley

In a rare move less than 24 hours after an arrest, Mesa County Judge Bruce Raaum on Wednesday approved a prosecutor’s request that law enforcement be allowed to conduct physical examinations of the two suspects accused in Monday’s ...

Forecasts diverge, but two gas firms staying put

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The largest producers of natural gas — and liquids associated with it — in the Piceance Basin have different takes on the short-term price future of natural gas, but both remain committed to northwest Colorado, officials ...

Court orders hearing on uranium mill’s license

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A Colorado state agency and the company planning to build a uranium mill in Montrose County must undergo an administrative hearing, a Denver court ruled. Denver District Judge John N. McMullen ruled in the case brought by the Sheep Mountain ...

CMC: No campus site good site for compressor

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado Mountain College’s board of trustees on Wednesday rejected an alternative campus location for a proposed compressor station, leaving SourceGas saying it had no choice but to continue pursuing a lawsuit ...


An emergency water year, even for a desert

By Matthew Berger

You know it when you see it, but when it comes to pinning down the specifics of what constitutes a drought, location is key. Many parts of the world can define drought as a certain number of days or weeks without significant rainfall. That ...

120-day session a waste of money, candidate contends

By Charles Ashby

It’s a waste of taxpayer money for the Colorado Legislature to meet four months out of the year, the Democrat running for the newly redrawn House District 54 says. As a result, one of the first bills Grand Junction attorney Dan Robinson ...

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