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Scott, McConnell part of Save America event

By Staff

The second Save America convention in Grand Junction on Saturday will feature a Mesa County legislator and a congressional candidate who captured national attention last year. State Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, is to discuss ...

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Guv signs bills into law in Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — As Gov. John Hickenlooper penned Senate Bill 177 into law Wednesday morning, standing just a few feet away a Palisade High School student could not help but smile. She had helped make the law a reality. Seventeen-year-old ...

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Just regular guy, healthy teen says in a heartbeat

By Rachel Sauer

The difference between then and now is more than 100 pounds, several vertical feet, an appetite, a ‘67 Mustang, a high school diploma, a snowboarding habit, a tattoo, two jobs and, of course, that day several years ago when he came home ...

Rollover that hurt woman is investigated

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department on Tuesday said it still is investigating a rollover traffic accident that left a woman with serious injuries Monday evening. Michelle Davis, 27, was driving north on 25 1/2 Road, approaching the ...

Powderhorn sale will be latest of recent resort deals

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When Powderhorn is auctioned Aug. 4, it will become the third Colorado ski resort to find a new owner since the economy took a nose dive in 2008. Selling was a positive experience for Copper Mountain, according to its public relations ...

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Golden eagle family nesting in monument

By Dave Buchanan

The family’s just fine, thank you for asking. That would be the family of golden eagles that’s set up nest-keeping along the vertiginous sandstone walls of lower Monument Canyon in Colorado National Monument. The two adult eagles ...

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Sex-assault suspect free on $10,000 bond

By Paul Shockley

A De Beque man suspected of multiple counts of child-related sex-assault posted $10,000 bond and walked out of Mesa County Jail on Monday, the same day he was arrested. Wessley Wayne Franklin, 35, was arrested on a Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Deadline nears for Extra Aviation to sign lease that would free up funds

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A $1 million grant that would help bring Extra Aviation to Montrose will disappear June 24 if a lease is not finalized between the company and Montrose County. Economic development and county officials said Tuesday the ...

BLM gives Oxbow OK to dig more coal at Elk Creek mine

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Oxbow Mining LLC has been cleared to pursue 3.8 million tons of recoverable coal, which would extend the mine’s operations by a year, the Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday. The BLM approved a lease ...

Feds must push shale, expert says

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The United States has the natural resources — oil shale among them — to achieve energy independence, the senior researcher for the RAND Corp. said. James T. Bartis, senior policy researcher for RAND, was questioned Tuesday by U.S. ...

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