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Life term possible for assaults on boy

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement formalized Monday allows for a maximum term of 48 years to life in prison for a woman who repeatedly raped a teenage boy. Cassandra Bell Lyle, 39, of Grand Junction, pleaded guilty as part of a deal that leaves a possible ...

GarCo eyes tighter regulation of drilling in Battlement Mesa

By Dennis Webb

A lawyer for the Garfield County commissioners has advised them that a proposal to strengthen local control over oil and gas drilling in Battlement Mesa doesn’t appear to be legal. That runs contrary to the advice from a Carbondale ...

More names sought for vets’ marker

By Staff

RIFLE — Volunteers responsible for the West Garfield County Veterans Memorial in Rifle are seeking names of veterans to add to the more than 2,700 already etched in stone there. They also want to know of any more names that were ...

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Mesa County pushes fuel conservation policy

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday unanimously adopted a fuel conservation policy that will encourage employees to reduce engine idling and shorten the number and length of trips. The policy applies to all county vehicles and equipment, ...

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Vino to go—airborne

By Emily Shockley

Passengers at Grand Junction Regional Airport can now take a bottle of local wine on their next flight, a unique feature at an airport the size of Grand Junction’s. At the far left end of the counter at the airport’s new Subway ...

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GarCo’s energy value has fallen by nearly half

By Dennis Webb

The 2010 total assessed value related to oil and gas development in Garfield County fell to almost half of what it was for 2009, the county assessor says. Assessor John Gorman informed county commissioners Monday that the preliminary assessed ...

Gas in Silt-area water well traced to same pad blamed in past leak

By Dennis Webb

An investigation into methane in a domestic water well south of Silt indicates it is coming from the same oil and gas drilling pad responsible for a previous leak on the same property. Representatives for EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and ...


Rafters spot body in river

By Paul Shockley

Search and rescue team members of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday recovered a body from the Colorado River. The body was reported in the river at 11:11 a.m. by three rafters, near land owned by the Colorado Division of ...

Nuclear plant backers get $30 million

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The company promoting construction of a nuclear-generating station near Green River, Utah, has a $30 million cache on which it can draw as it seeks a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Blue Castle Holdings signed a private-equity ...

Three Mesa County judges to face voters

By Paul Shockley

Three Mesa County judges scheduled for a retention vote this fall have filed letters indicating their intent to seek the positions again, according to records with the Colorado Secretary of State. Mesa County Court Judge Bruce Raaum and ...

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