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Anti Oil Shale 082311

Oil shale critics voice views ahead of hearing today

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Congressmen conducting a field hearing today on oil shale need to keep in mind the rock they’re discussing has defied a century’s worth of efforts to squeeze oil from stone, skeptics said Tuesday. Four Grand Valley residents ...

Meeker school problem delays classes, results in shared facilities

By Dennis Webb

Seniors will be sharing a school building with second-graders in the Meeker School District this year, and all district students will start school two weeks late because of structural problems in Meeker’s year-old elementary ...

$12.5M school question going on ballot

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The Nov. 1 ballot will include a $12.5 million mill levy override question for voters living within School District 51 boundaries. District 51 school board members decided Tuesday morning to proceed with the override question after shaving $2 ...

082411 PRO CYCLE 7

Crested Butte in high gear for bike race

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CRESTED BUTTE — Everywhere Shaun Matusewicz looked Tuesday, he saw the work put into hosting the USA Pro Cycling Challenge pay off. It showed with thousands of people in town checking into hotel rooms, visiting restaurants and ...

Friends of D51 are registered, ready for vote

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A citizen group campaigning for a School District 51 mill levy override was pretty confident the district’s school board would decide Tuesday to place the override on November’s ballot. So confident were the members of Friends of ...


Palisade voters to decide fate of pot centers

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Palisade residents will get to decide in November whether to ban medical marijuana centers in the only place in Mesa County in which one currently is operating. The Town Board voted unanimously to place a measure on the Nov. 1 ballot asking ...

082311 Pro Challenge 15

2011 Pro Challenge Stage 1

By William Woody

Images from the finish of Stage 1 of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a 100-mile stretch from Salida to Creste Butte Tuesday afternoon.  ...

HOWE Thomas file mug

Plea deal puzzles, angers victim in Delta shooting

By Paul Shockley

Two people were home alone on Christmas Eve when 49-year-old Dina Navarrette was shot in the head as she cooked a holiday turkey. On Monday, 7th Judicial District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller told a judge he can’t prove who pulled the ...

Hot spell could push record today

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Valley may see today’s record high temperature broken, but local meteorologists aren’t taking any bets just yet. The record high of 98, set back in 1919, could be broken if the region doesn’t see any late afternoon ...

Cop’s stolen gun possibly ditched

By Paul Shockley

Property owners along a stretch of G 4/10 Road in Palisade should watch for a discarded handgun belonging to the Palisade Police Department, the department’s chief said. Although Police Chief Carroll Quarles said they have no specific ...

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