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County OKs expanded alcohol area for festival

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Mesa County commissioners agreed unanimously Monday to temporarily more than double the area in which alcohol can be served at the county fairgrounds, a move intended to accommodate a country music festival to be held there next ...


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Central High senior already knows about giving back

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Michael Chaffin stood alone among his 377 Central High School classmates when Principal Jody Diers asked on Monday morning who among the Class of 2011 had donated a vital organ so that a relative might live. Chaffin donated a kidney last ...


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2011 class final crop of grads under old Mesa State moniker

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Mesa State College likely graduated its last class Sunday. Next year’s degrees from the institution will say Colorado Mesa University if Gov. John Hickenlooper signs a bill allowing the college to change its name, something he is ...


Hits, misses the theme of 2011 session

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—When Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper gave his first State of the State speech at the start of 2011 legislative session in January, he said a lot of things Republican lawmakers liked. Boost oil and gas development, reduce ...


Grand Junction hiker reportedly dies in Utah

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A Grand Junction man has died while hiking in Owl Canyon in San Juan County, Utah, according to a report in The Salt Lake Tribune. The San Juan County, Utah, Sheriff’s Department was unable to confirm the death of John Slay to The ...


Williams drilling business to be called WPX Energy

By Dennis Webb

The largest natural gas producer in northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin will go by the new name of WPX Energy Inc. Williams, which earlier this year said it planned to split into two companies, said in a recent news release it has ...


Montrose utility putting power plant in Ridgway Dam

By William Woody

MONTROSE — An effort to retrofit the Ridgway Dam so it can produce hydroelectric power by late 2014 is under way. Tri-County Water in Montrose has obtained a permit from the Bureau of Reclamation, Mike Berry of Tri-County Water said. ...


Coal mine proposal faces slew of hurdles

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If everything were to work as Oxbow Mining could hope, the 360 miners would dredge out the last of the Elk Creek Mine’s recoverable coal in 2017, then show up the next day in a new mine, one under Oak Mesa north of Hotchkiss. It’s ...


Ritter: Fracking debate muddies view of natural gas

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The fight over fracking marks a sharp departure in the way natural gas is being viewed by environmental organizations, which have stepped up battles against a fuel once hailed as a bridge to a future of renewable energy. Hydraulic fracturing ...


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Feud partial product of party rivalries

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—Senate presidents and House speakers in the Colorado Legislature traditionally don’t get along. But Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, and House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, really don’t get ...


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