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West Middle School student heads to state geographic bee

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Ask Ryland Mahre where Bahrain is on a map and he’ll not only tell you it’s east of Saudi Arabia, he’ll tell you it’s in the Persian Gulf and that the small island had a treaty relationship with the United Kingdom ...


Colorado delegates split along party lines over Libya

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President Obama’s speech Monday night came 10 days late and left many questions unanswered, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. Obama, however, “was smart, he was strategic” in timing his committing of American air power ...


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Cops mum on divers’ search of Colorado River

By Paul Shockley

Local authorities were tight-lipped about a search of the Colorado River on Monday afternoon that involved diving specialists from the FBI. Roughly a dozen law enforcement officers, including investigators with the Grand Junction Police ...


Partisan battles delay talks on next year’s state budget

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—Considering that House Republicans have killed just about every controversial Democratic bill that has come before the 2011 legislative session, and Democrats in the Senate have responded in kind, it comes as no surprise to most ...


Bill targets oil, gas industry emissions

By Dennis Webb

An air quality advocate is praising a bill by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that would eliminate what the congressman says are two oil and gas industry exemptions to the Clean Air Act. But an industry representative says Polis is trying to ...


Man accused in hit-and-run, cover-up; 1 person hurt

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A Grand Junction man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion that he crashed his vehicle into a parked car and injured a passenger in his vehicle, then drove from the scene and tried to cover up the accident by reporting his car ...


Law would overturn life sentences for 48 juveniles convicted of murder

By Charles Ashby

Three state lawmakers are hoping to overturn the life sentences of 48 juveniles who were tried as adults and convicted of murder. The bill, which is to be heard in a House committee this week, would allow those juveniles, who are now adults, ...


De Beque group cancels Wild Horse Days

By Paul Shockley

A rite of summer passage in De Beque for the past 11 years will ride into the sunset. Organizers of the annual Wild Horse Days in August have canceled the festival for this year because of a volunteer shortage and an apparent waning of ...


Fruita to show plan for cyclists, pedestrians

By Staff

The city of Fruita will reveal a list of suggested improvements to its bicycle and pedestrian system during an open house this week. City officials are studying the need and locations for pedestrian walkways, crosswalks, trails, transit stops ...


Utah oil shale could produce petroleum by end of decade

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Petroleum could begin flowing from oil shale in Utah as early as 2019, according to the Estonian company that purchased the only federal oil shale lease in the state. The company plans to produce “high-quality synthetic oil, which would ...


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