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Uranium mill may be built in Paradox Valley

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The first uranium mill to be built in the United States in at least 25 years is now before Colorado officials, who have a little more than a year to act on it. Energy Fuels Resources Corp. is proposing to build the 500-ton-per-day mill in ...


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Mesa County’s unemployment rate falls

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s unemployment rate went down two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent between September and October. The drop, however, is deceiving, according to Mesa County Workforce Center Supervisor Gilbert Lujan. The number of ...


Off-highway vehicle riders oppose change

By Staff

The Colorado State Parks Board was bombarded Friday with 1,574 written comments from people opposed to proposed changes to the state’s off-highway vehicle fee and grant structure, said Deb Frazier, spokeswoman for the parks ...


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Mesa County commissioner says he’ll seek a second term

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Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca will seek a second term, he told Republicans on Friday. His campaign will have economic and rural themes, Acquafresca told about 160 Republicans at their monthly meeting at Two Rivers Convention ...


Daughter found prenuptial agreement in Helmick home

By Paul Shockley

Weeks after Miriam Helmick abandoned her home in Whitewater in July 2008 and left for Florida, her slain husband’s daughter found a folded-up prenuptial agreement tucked away in a desk at the home. Portia Vigil, a Delta resident and ...


Local Briefs, Nov. 21, 2009

By Staff

Safety fair vendors sought for February The Mesa County Safety Council will sponsor its 2010 Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at Mesa Mall. The council promotes safety at home, work and play for children. Vendors interested in ...


Police built circumstantial case against suspect in 1997 murder

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In attempting to piece together why Sabrina Bebb-Jones vanished from Grand Junction 12 years ago and how her skull subsequently ended up near a scrub oak tree on a western Colorado mountain pass, authorities never determined how she ...


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Penry to decide on Senate bid soon

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State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, will decide over the holidays whether to seek re-election to his state Senate seat after backing out of the campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. Either way, he’ll return ...


Parachute mayor quits, cites drilling slowdown

By Dennis Webb

For more than a year, Parachute Mayor Roy McClung watched the exodus of workers that followed the sharp reduction in natural gas development in western Garfield County. Now McClung is packing his bags himself, yet another casualty of the ...


Mesa County Trustee: Foreclosures over 1,000

By Staff

While most local governments are being forced by the poor economy to trim staff, Mesa County Trustee Paul Brown is taking on new employees. The increase in foreclosures this year necessitated it, Brown said. Last year, Mesa County had 469 ...


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