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Student Spotlight, March 12, 2012

By Staff

College honors ■ Anna McGinnis, a 2011 graduate of Grand Junction High School, was named to the fall 2011 semester dean’s list at Regis University. ■ James Bozeman of Grand Junction received a doctor of philosophy, ...


Natural gas liquids help keep local drilling afloat

By Dennis Webb

Products that heat up barbecue grills, fuel cigarette lighters and create the plastics so central to daily life now have another big job to do. Known as natural gas liquids, propane, butane and ethane are helping keep afloat a local energy ...

Williams to spend $150M to boost gas liquids recovery

By Dennis Webb

Plans by Williams to spend $150 million to expand its Parachute-area natural gas processing plant illustrate how worthwhile it can be to be able to remove and sell gas liquids. The expansion comes in response to a shortage of cryogenic ...

Man suspected in Fruita liquor-store heist

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man skipped out on a bar tab Friday night, then robbed a next-door liquor store while claiming to have a gun, according to an arrest affidavit. Michael D. Stepp, 38, was booked at the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of aggravated ...


Palisade High becomes destination for ImagiNation

By Paul Shockley

Wearing a silver-painted, cardboard, robot costume, 9-year-old Ethan Mackley waddled toward the crowd. “I used to be a terrible robot,” Ethan declared in the opening lines of his group’s skit Saturday ...

Focus of drilling lawsuit changes

By Dennis Webb

Battlement Mesa residents have amended a lawsuit, dropping attempts to get Antero Resources to pay for medical monitoring and purported drops in property value related to current and planned natural gas development in the area. The changes to ...


First Democrat enters Mesa County commissioner race

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After watching voters in the northeastern Illinois community he grew up in reject a tax increase three times to pay for a new high school, Dave Edwards decided to take action. The editor of the school newspaper and a member of the student ...

Garfield County fires two officials

By Dennis Webb

Two top Garfield County officials were fired Friday as part of a continuing reorganization of the county’s leadership and staffing. Acting county manager Andrew Gorgey, also the county attorney, eliminated the positions of assistant ...


Photos out of suspects in slaying

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Friday released booking photos for two Clifton brothers accused in the death of a Fruita man last week. This, as arrest affidavits, law enforcement’s alleged factual basis for holding the ...

High court: Wiretap in drug case was proper

By Paul Shockley

An elected district attorney doesn’t have to personally prepare and submit applications for wiretap surveillance, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week. The court’s ruling, published on March 5, resolves a two-year-old ...

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