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Mesa County blasts BLM oil shale plan

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday blistered the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to slash the amount of land potentially available for oil shale and tar sands development in the Rocky Mountain West, alleging the federal agency is ...


No vote on bill to eliminate public trustees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to do away with the public trustee office in several counties is an attempt to streamline government and save taxpayer money, supporters of the measure told a House committee Monday. The measure, introduced by Rep. Ray ...


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Officer sees struggle as partner confronted suspect, trooper on trial testifies

By Paul Shockley

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Ivan “Gene” Lawyer said a knock on a door in a minor traffic accident case escalated when he heard his partner yelling out and saw him struggling with Jason Kemp at the front door of Kemp’s ...


Robbery forces lockdown of two schools in Rangely

By Dennis Webb

Police searched for a robber Monday in Rangely, forcing schools to be placed on lockdown. Police confirmed a robbery took place but didn’t release any details. Todd Cordrey, superintendent of the Rangely School District, said it ...


Panel stalls lottery for veterans funds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Less than a week after a Senate committee approved a proposed referendum for the fall ballot to create a special lottery game to fund veterans programs, that same committee killed it Monday. The bill had been sent back to the ...


Death Notices, April 17, 2012

By Staff

■ Glenn A. Dawson, 81, Grand Junction, died April 13, 2012, at his home. Mr. Dawson was a Chevron foreman in California. Survivors include his wife, Ione C.; one son, Bryan E. of Grand Junction; one daughter, Denise L. Dawson of Grand ...


Forest Service may end cave closure imposed as protection for bats

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year, blanket closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states after having imposed it in an effort to protect bats from a deadly fungal outbreak. “We ...


Transit agency moving to natural-gas buses

By Dennis Webb

A public transit agency serving the Aspen-to-Rifle region decided to buy 22 buses powered by compressed natural gas and indicated it eventually hopes to replace its remaining diesel-powered vehicles with ones that run on natural gas. The ...


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Jeep club removes eyesore from hard-to-reach spot

By Melinda Mawdsley

For some, Sunday might have seemed like a rare adventure. For members of the Grand Mesa Jeep Club, however, their off-road trail maintenance project was just a regular day. After nearly a yearlong discussion with Bureau of Land Management ...


Family schedules service for Birgfeld

By Melinda Mawdsley

As the family of Paige Birgfeld waits for answers as to why the 34-year-old mother of three was slain, the family is ready to let those who cared about her say goodbye. A service for Birgfeld is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 28 in the Grand ...


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