Western Colorado

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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 ...

8-mile trail extension being designed

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Mesa County wants to hear from walkers, joggers, bikers and other users of the Colorado Riverfront Trail as it prepares to embark on the longest extension of the trail ever completed at one time. Grand Junction landscape design firm Ciavonne, ...

New Christian high school opens today

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A new private Christian high school will open today inside Valley Church at 2940 Interstate 70-Business Loop. The founders of Grand Valley Christian High School say the area has many K-8 Christian schools to choose from, but the options are ...

Congressman plays bit part in family drama

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Two unrelated dramas, one a western Colorado land fight and the other a long-lasting family feud, are converging in the shadow of Ragged Mountain and in the fevered atmosphere of 2010 politics. William Koch, who is seeking the land trade to ...

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Plea deal imminent in fatal stabbing

By Paul Shockley

A woman charged with stabbing a man to death, then trying to hire a hit man to kill witnesses in the case, is expected to enter into a plea agreement this week. Amy Adamson, 20, is scheduled for a plea hearing Tuesday morning before District ...

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