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101811 Vermillion Basin

Vermillion closed to drilling

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proceeding with a land management plan that closes the roughly 120- square-mile Vermillion Basin northwest of Craig to oil and gas development. The agency affirmed its intentions for the Vermillion Basin ...

City OKs Rockies’ farm club deal

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Grand Junction is no longer a baseball town without a professional baseball team. The Grand Junction Rockies will call Suplizio Field home starting in June 2012 after Monday’s unanimous vote by the Grand Junction City Council to approve ...

3-20 Tom Kenyon File 3-18-6

Mayor questions airport board on fence, gates

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members plan to meet more regularly with board members of the Grand Junction Airport Authority, the volunteer board that oversees operations at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The decision came after a packed ...


Mesa president, trustee endorse mill levy override for local schools

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Colorado Mesa University trustees are expected to approve a resolution supporting Referred Measure 3B at their board meeting Wednesday at the university. University President Tim Foster and Trustee Dan Robinson, a former District 51 school ...

101411 GJ VA Hospital

VA suspends some surgeries for now

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The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center has temporarily suspended certain types of surgeries following a review of its surgical procedures. The review, performed earlier this year by an outside agency, suggested the medical center ...

Drilling near Delta will test potential of Mancos shale

By Dennis Webb

Federal geologists plan to drill a core sample near Delta to assess the potential of a shale formation for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management has approved a proposal by the U.S. Geological Survey to extract a sample from ...

Judge rejects plea deal in attempted murder

By Staff

A Montrose judge rejected a plea agreement that would have given a man accused in the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend a sentence of one year in prison. Montrose District Judge Jeff Herron rejected a plea agreement Monday that included ...

Missing hunter found alive in Flat Tops

By Dennis Webb

A 65-year-old hunter was found alive Monday, reportedly after falling into a ravine two days earlier in the Flat Tops outside New Castle. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t released the man’s name as of late ...

Foot Search suspect 101711

Stolen car leads cops on search near motel

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Police spent part of Monday afternoon searching a north Grand Junction neighborhood for a man believed to be associated with a car that was stolen in Rangely and found in Grand Junction. Officers were called to the Best Western Sandman Motel, ...

One Grand Junction protester is ticketed for sleeping in tent

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Several dozen people rallied outside the Mesa County Courthouse for a second day in a row Sunday to protest corporate greed and government bailouts, and protesters vowed to stick around at least through today. A few people were expected to ...

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