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Trial set for woman in fatal stabbing

By Amy Hamilton

A trial has been set for November for a woman accused of stabbing a man to death and trying to hire a hit man to kill witnesses in the case. Attorneys on both sides in the case of Amy Adamson were unable to reach a plea agreement Tuesday, so ...

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Forest Service takes to trails in beetle aftermath

By Dennis Webb

That favorite trail, jeep road or campground you visit in Colorado’s high country soon may take on a starkly different look. The bark beetle has done more than turn some 3.5 million acres of national forest in Colorado and Wyoming from ...

Energy audit funds available to business

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Local chambers of commerce hope to help about 30 Grand Valley businesses receive energy audits of their buildings for free. The chambers of Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade held a news conference Tuesday to announce the Greenback$ program, ...

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Church expands reach, opens child care facility

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The church with the big blue roof is expanding its services to the community. Heaven’s Little Steps Childcare will open Monday at Grand Junction First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road. “We have a very user-friendly ...

Region holds potential for shale gas development

By Dennis Webb

When a slowdown in drilling hit western Colorado last year, one reason was competition from emerging natural gas development in other parts of the country. Newfound success in producing gas from underground shale formations helped drive up ...

Collaborator sought to manage county

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As Mesa County begins sifting through resumes from applicants seeking to become the next county administrator, county commissioners have varying ideas about what they want to see in the man or woman who will navigate county government through ...

19-year-old dies in Montrose; 17-year-old arrested in case

By Amy Hamilton

UPDATE TUESDAY, 9:50 A.M. The Montrose County Coroner has identified the stabbing victim as Zachary Culmer. According to the coroner, results of the forensic autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a stab wound to the neck, and the manner ...

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Adversaries now work together to battle land swap

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The Ragged Mountain rumble over the proposed expansion of Bear Ranch in Gunnison County has joined two Paonia residents better recognized as opponents than allies. Ed Marston, the former publisher of The High Country News once said of Paonia ...

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Sen. Udall serves KP duty, hikes refurbished trail on monument

By Amy Hamilton

Only a few people at Grand Junction’s soup kitchen recognized him, but Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., donned a waterproof apron and scrubbed dishes after lunch Monday. Udall’s visit on Labor Day included a stop at Colorado National ...

Crews renew battle to put out series of pesky coal mine fires

By Dennis Webb

A number of old underground coal mine fires in the region are getting new attention as officials work to try to at least cool them down, if not put them out. The Colorado Inactive Mines Reclamation Program and the federal Office of Surface ...

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