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State contains 9 of the earth’s rarest minerals

By William Woody

Southwest Colorado contains enough rare, “critical and strategic” minerals to allow the U.S. to become less dependent on foreign imports and continue advancements in modern technology, according to a senior state geologist. Jim ...


Scenic byway receives federal funding

By Staff

A 133-mile stretch of two highways in southwestern Colorado is among three scenic byways in Colorado that has been awarded funding from the Federal Highway Administration. The Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway will receive $72,000 ...


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Park shelter reservations hotter than burgers

By Melinda Mawdsley

The popularity of Grand Junction parks soars in spring and summer, prompting one city official to encourage anyone interested in reserving a shelter in the weeks and months ahead to do it now. In fact, with graduation season looming — ...


Garden Gulch spills to have hearing at last

By Dennis Webb

More than three years after the incidents occurred, state oil and gas regulators are scheduling hearings related to major spills of fluids from pits north of Parachute. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled at its May ...


Hydrant flushing may affect city water

By Melinda Mawdsley

Beginning today, Grand Junction water customers may notice discolored drinking water, low-water pressure or standing water in city streets. Each likely will be attributable to the city of Grand Junction’s annual hydrant flushing ...


Grand Junction airport use increases during 1st quarter

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Coming off its second-busiest year ever, Grand Junction Regional Airport started 2011 with a boost in traffic. A total of 48,560 passengers flew out of the airport in the first quarter of the year, a 2 percent bump over the same period last ...


BLM sets Grand Junction hearing for Wyoming-to-Utah power line proposal

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct three public hearings on the Western Slope to allow residents to comment on a proposed transmission line that would carry electricity generated in Wyoming to Mona, Utah, where it would be distributed ...


Grants help Parachute set up K-9 unit

By Staff

A four-legged partner is now part of the Parachute Police Department after donations from numerous entities. Bady, a 3-year-old Malinois imported from German, has been living with officer Derek Wingfield and training in drug sniffing and ...


Legislature This Week, May 9, 2011

By Staff

The final three days of the 2011 session have arrived. Over that time, there will be committee meetings, floor work and more committee meetings as needed to complete work on remaining matters. As a result, any calendar released by the ...


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Glenwood takes 3rd at national mock trials

By Melinda Mawdsley

Refreshed by the sun but fatigued from travel and competition, the Glenwood Springs High School mock trial team is home after placing third in the national championships May 5-7 in Phoenix. The Glenwood team defeated schools from Louisiana, ...


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