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BLM seeking public comment on proposed natural gas pipeline

By Staff

A company is proposing to build a 16-inch-diameter, 95-mile pipeline across northwestern Colorado and part of Utah to increase its ability to ship natural gas liquids from Wyoming and Colorado to Hobbs, N.M. The Bureau of Land Management is ...

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Hit-and-run suspect held in June crash

By Paul Shockley

The driver of a car that slammed into a pedestrian in June confided to another person that he didn’t stop because he’d been drinking alcohol, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Nathan Glenn O’Neil, 35, of Grand ...

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Pot growers abandon equipment near Rifle

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are seeking tips on who may have dumped more than three tons of equipment and debris from an indoor marijuana-growing operation on public land near Rifle. Bagged potting soil, fertilizer containers, venting and other materials ...

Briefs, July 7, 2011

By Staff

Fundraiser for military families begins Hilltop’s Regional Office Operation Homefront’s Back to School Brigade, collecting new school supplies for military families, will be from July 8-25, at the Dollar Tree Stores in Delta (121 ...

Fire district urged to fill board seats

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Mesa County leaders this week will send a letter to the Lands End Fire Protection District advising it to refill its depleted board of directors, or county commissioners will do it for the district. Commissioners on Wednesday directed County ...

Schools foundation to roll out campaign ideas

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The District 51 Foundation board will meet this month to discuss what to do with the $1,500 in donations it has collected so far and how to increase that amount. The foundation’s bylaws allow the organization to spend donations on ...

‘American Idol’ auditions are set

By Melinda Mawdsley

Local auditions for the hit reality TV show “American Idol” will be held soon for solo singers who are 15 to 28 years old. Station Fox 4 Grand Junction is hosting the auditions, which begin with registration at 8 a.m., Saturday, ...

No pot shops for one year, Fruita says

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Wanting to negate the possibility of a medical marijuana center opening in Fruita after being shuttered in another community, the Fruita City Council on Tuesday agreed to enact a yearlong moratorium on such businesses. Council members ...

Library asks for comments in survey about branches, programs, services

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Do you use the library more to download eBooks or use the Internet — or not at all? The Mesa County Public Library District is seeking answers to such questions from users and non-users alike as part of a usage ...


Former travel agent ordered to repay airlines almost $600,000

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction travel agent was ordered Monday to pay nearly $600,000 in restitution and court fees for a scheme that defrauded major airlines out of tens of thousands of dollars. Rodney Thompson, the former owner of Travel Masters, ...

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