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GarCo, Antero settle Silt Mesa issue

By Dennis Webb

A battle between Garfield County and Antero Resources over high-density natural gas development on Silt Mesa has been averted, at least for now. County commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to accept a settlement offer by Antero and drop the ...

Teen held in Fruita gun threats

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita teen was arrested on suspicion he aimed a shotgun at more than a dozen Fruita Monument High School students during an encounter at a gas station Tuesday. William E. Stephenson, 18, of 1752 L 1/2 Road, was booked into the Mesa County ...

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Hickenlooper budget hits schools

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to slash the state’s budget by about $570 million more than his predecessor had planned for 2011-2012. The bulk of Hickenlooper’s additional cuts would be borne by the state’s ...

Mesa County OKs energy master plan

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Mesa County commissioners Tuesday culminated four years’ worth of work that was alternately praised and panned by adopting a plan that will guide energy development. The board unanimously approved the Mineral and Energy Resources Master ...

Council candidates discuss public vs. private roles

By Amy Hamilton

About 30 Grand Junction residents Tuesday got a look at the candidates running for three open Grand Junction City Council seats. The forum, hosted by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, had candidates answer mostly business-related ...

BLM to revamp oil shale rules, plans

By Dennis Webb

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today the federal government will reconsider decisions during the Bush administration establishing commercial oil shale rules and allocating 2 million acres for possible development. The announcement marks ...

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Hospitality level highlights plans in Stocker Stadium, Suplizio Field upgrade

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The hospitality level and pressbox are what you notice first in the Stocker Stadium/Suplizio Field stadium upgrade. The two-story facility is impossible to miss, but the real jewels of the project are the fan amenities and the mezzanine ...

Drilling emission controls sensible, expert says

By Staff

Reducing air pollution related to natural gas development would make sense for drilling near Battlement Mesa, not just in the community itself, a public health expert said Monday. Dr. Roxana Witter, with the Colorado School of Public Health ...

Legislators aim to curb changes to Constitution

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The framers of the Colorado Constitution would be appalled at the number of times the state’s founding document has been altered, Senate President Brandon Shaffer told a Senate committee Monday. That’s why the ...

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Country Jam rival files plans with county

By Paul Shockley

A proposed free-of-charge music event with ambitions to rival Country Jam USA is now under review by Mesa County planners. Representatives of Bobby’s Birthday Bash LLC wrote in a formal application submitted to the Mesa County Planning ...

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