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Energy company encountering hydrogen sulfide in Piceance wells

By Dennis Webb

Noble Energy on Wednesday said it is encountering hydrogen sulfide in the majority of its Piceance Basin natural gas wells, after a former contractor employee said he became ill from the substance while working on a Noble site. That same man, ...


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Longtime leader for county Dems dies Monday at 71

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Democratic Party lost a loyal servant earlier this week. Claude William “Skip” Mottram, a one-time party chairman and 31-year veteran of Mesa County School District 51, died Monday. He was 71. Mottram served as ...


Fruitvale death being investigated as homicide

By Paul Shockley

The death of a man whose body was found Monday inside a Fruitvale apartment was a homicide, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office has not released the man’s identity ...


3 energy companies honored by state oil and gas commission

By Dennis Webb

Three companies with local operations are among five to receive honors from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission this year. Williams, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) and Noble Energy, all of which drill in the Piceance Basin, were ...


Illinois drops charges against ex-prosecutor from Mesa County

By Paul Shockley

Illinois prosecutors Monday dismissed charges against a former Mesa County deputy district attorney when a key witness couldn’t be found for trial. Kristin L. Knotts, 34, most recently of Springfield, Ill., was slated for a jury trial ...


Homelessness dominates council discussion

By Amy Hamilton

Conflict between residents and transients who populate local parks spilled into City Hall on Wednesday night as several people expressed their concerns to Grand Junction City Council members. Issues on the planned agenda for City Council were ...


Hearing set for man accused of kidnapping

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Sept. 8 preliminary hearing was set for a Montrose man who faces multiple charges, including kidnapping, following a bizarre early-morning encounter last month. Andrew Williams Jr., 28, is free on a $60,000 bond following a ...


FAA shutdown affects jobs, airport work in Colorado

By Charles Ashby

Area airports will feel the effect of the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, but not as great as others elsewhere in Colorado, state officials and local airport managers say. Nearly 4,000 FAA workers will be affected, ...


Better test result still a reason to cheer

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Kids who didn’t score at or above grade level on Colorado Student Assessment Program tests still have something to celebrate if their scores improved year-over-year. Parents, educators and students can track CSAP score changes ...


District 51 CSAP scores up; grade-level work still lags

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School District 51 students improved their Colorado Student Assessment Program scores at a better rate than the state average this year, but they did not achieve grade-level proficiency as often as the average Colorado student in most ...


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