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State details hydrogen sulfide in wells

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Forty-one Noble Energy gas wells in the Parachute area have hydrogen sulfide levels high enough to affect human health, including four with particularly elevated levels, a Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission official ...

Visitors inquisitive about how their food is produced

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It wasn’t long ago that customers eager to bite into the sweet, juicy flesh of a peach from Davis Family Farms were satisfied with answers to basic questions about how much the fruit costs and what it tastes like. Today, when vehicles ...

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Breast-feeding mother asked to cover herself at public pool

By Amy Hamilton

Jessica Coleman probably won’t be asked again by city workers to breast-feed her child out of public view. The 29-year-old Grand Junction woman was breast-feeding her 13-month-old son, Thayer, late last month on the step of the hot tub ...

Montrose ex-DA could lose law license

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra’s ability to practice law in Colorado could be in jeopardy now that he has been convicted of a felony. Serra, 49, was convicted Wednesday on three counts, including one ...

Powderhorn season pass costs less than last year

By Amy Hamilton

Phones were ringing nonstop Thursday at Powderhorn Ski Resort as skiers and snowboarders locked in the year’s lowest season ticket prices. Until Oct. 14, season passes for adults are $399, down from last year’s early-purchase rate ...

Residence Inn serving as residence hall

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One of Jesse Ryder’s favorite parts of college so far has been maid service. Ryder has had to pick up after himself since he moved into a single room Monday in North Avenue Residence Hall. But the 18-year-old freshman from Montrose ...

Abandoned wells lead to record state fine

By Dennis Webb

An energy company that abandoned eight wells in Rio Blanco County has been hit with by far the largest total fine ever imposed by state oil and gas regulators. Meanwhile, a second company stands accused of similar actions in the case of wells ...

Colorado Mesa development director steps down

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Kristi Pollard will resign as Colorado Mesa University’s director of development at the end of September. Pollard, 37, said she will continue to volunteer in the community and is trying to work out a way to stay involved in the ...

Trial set in Denver for indicted doctors

By Paul Shockley

A federal judge Wednesday scheduled a trial in Denver for two former western Colorado doctors under indictment. Sam Jahani, 49, and Eric Peper, 53, are slated to be tried before U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello, courtroom A602 in Denver ...

Jury convicts former Montrose DA Serra in bond violation case

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose jury Wednesday evening convicted former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra on all charges related to a bail-bond violation. Serra was convicted on three counts — felony violation of bail-bond ...

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