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Website spills information on fracturing

By Staff

A new link on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission website is offering the public detailed information about the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. The link can be found at http://www.cogcc.state.co.us. Included are ...

Stimulus funds speed cleanup of mill tailings

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The cleanup of the 16-million-ton Moab, Utah, mill tailings pile is a quarter complete. The U.S. Department of Energy on June 3 marked the relocation of 4 million tons of Cold War-era tailings from the pile on the north side of the Colorado ...

Free summer school meals begin

By Staff

Summer classes begin Monday for School District 51 students. But you don’t have to be a District 51 student to get a free meal during the six-week extended-learning period. Any kid under the age of 18 can receive free breakfast and ...


Knitters take needles out in public

By Rachel Sauer

Knitting can be a solitary pursuit, a knit-and-purl reverie generally done at home with the accompaniment of one’s own thoughts. Perhaps the reasoning is that a knitter is less likely to drop a stitch or botch a pattern without the ...

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Biker chick, almost 87, granted her wish

By Rachel Sauer

Biker Chick took off into the wild with less of a “woooo!!!” and more of an “oh, my.” Oh, my. Oh, my! Goggles secured over her bifocals, she peeped over the rim of the sidecar. Beside her, George Krug accelerated from ...

For The Record, June 11, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Nicole Rakich, Clifton, a son, May 29. Trent and LaRisa Rundquist, Fruita, a son, May 30. Russell C. and Angela Adams, Grand Junction, a daughter, June 1. Shawn and Asia Andrews, Grand Junction, a ...

Death at West Elk Mine likely accidental

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The death of Fred Benally of Farmington, N.M., after a fall at the West Elk Mine remains under investigation. The mine, meanwhile, is operating on its normal schedule, a spokeswoman for Arch Coal said. Arch Coal owns the mine near ...

After mistrial, man takes deal in shooting case

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man will avoid a second jury trial in the 2009 shooting of five people, according to court records. Joshua Anton, 21, signed a plea agreement that calls for him to plead guilty to a single count of menacing with a deadly ...

Gessler’s $5,000 rule challenged by lawsuit

By Charles Ashby

Two government-watchdog groups have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Scott Gessler, challenging a new rule that sets a higher threshold for when issue committees must file campaign finance reports. The new rule, which the Republican ...

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Cave tour grows into cornucopia of thrills

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Standing at the edge of a 70-foot-high platform at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s bungee jump—the only one in Colorado — there comes a point where persuading yourself to step into thin air all comes ...

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