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Charlie Pence MUG

Workers on shale project planning a get-together

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In 1980, Charlie Pence got a dream assignment — build a town in western Colorado, one that would fuel America. Two years later, Pence got a phone call telling him the dream was over. Pence, 82, now a Houston resident, visited Grand ...

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Teacher scares up funds for classroom

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Sometime last year, a light bulb flicked on above the head of Brian Schwerdtfeger, a kindergarten teacher at Dual Immersion Academy. It wouldn’t be long before that bulb, which was in his overhead projector, burnt out and Schwerdtfeger ...

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Lumber mill on state leaders’ tour

By Staff

It’s about jobs and the economy. That, at least, was the message leaders of the Colorado House were told Thursday as they brought their Building a Better Colorado statewide tour through Mesa and Montrose counties. “The point of ...

Junction man charged with vehicular homicide

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors filed two counts of vehicular homicide Thursday against the suspected driver of a vehicle who fatally injured a Grand Junction woman last week. Joseph Leo Weixel, 21, of Grand Junction, was formally charged by Chief Deputy ...

Protesters planning campout at old courthouse

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Organizers of Occupy Grand Junction say they’re quite serious about the occupation part of their plans to protest this weekend. On Facebook, organizers are urging potential protesters to bring camping equipment and tents to the old Mesa ...

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Glenwood protesters show ire

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Andrew Cohen and Peter Chapman of Carbondale were walking in downtown Glenwood Springs when they came across picketers adding their voices to the growing chorus of Americans protesting the actions of Wall Street. Soon ...

Palisade may take over old annex for school

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Palisade’s former library building at 711 Iowa Ave. and a garage behind it may become the town’s next fire station. Renovations to turn the building into a fire station may begin as soon as next spring. Interim Town Administrator ...

Runaway boys to face auto-theft charges

By William Woody

Telluride boys Danny Eberly, 14, and Christopher Ihinger, 12, were charged this week with aggravated motor vehicle theft after fleeing to Arizona Oct. 2 in one of their parent’s pickups, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s ...

Colorado company trying to dent Chinese dominance in rare earths

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A Greenwood Village-based company’s plan to reopen a rare-earths mine in California is taking shape even as the world’s largest exporter of rare earths is hoarding them. China, which supplies 95 percent of the rare earths used ...

Western State to consider name change

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Six months ago, a survey found then-Mesa State College students, alumni and staff preferred University of Western Colorado to any other suggested name for the school. The college’s board of trustees decided to rename the institution ...

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