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Town hall by phone targets oil shale

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Phillip from Rangely said it “would be stupid” if the United States doesn’t do more to pursue oil shale, while Jim from Midvale, Utah, railed about the role of the federal government in hindering energy development in the ...

Conservative group taking no position on Bradford’s police stop

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The Western Slope Conservative Alliance, poised Thursday night to poll its members about the fate of state Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, opted to take no action instead. The last thing the organization wanted to do, Vice President Marjorie ...


Volunteers join search for men missing in Utah

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The search in eastern Utah for two Grand Junction men missing for five days grew more urgent Thursday as spotters in a helicopter scanned rugged canyon country, and ground teams began fanning out across the area. Dozens of volunteers and ...


Mother accused of giving pot to children

By Amy Hamilton

A 30-year-old Clifton mother is accused of smoking marijuana with her children and their friends, the youngest of which was a 9-year-old girl, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Christina Marie Gordon, 3033 1/2 Choctaw ...


Two shot to death in Mesa; no suspect being sought

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday there was no “ongoing public safety concern” following the discovery of two adults shot dead inside a home near Mesa. “Investigators have no belief there is an ...


Two men held in sex assault of 3 women

By Amy Hamilton

Two men were arrested on suspicion they sexually assaulted three women Wednesday night after one of the women invited the men to their home, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Michael Joseph Maestas, 23, 3222 D 1/2 ...

Senate committee nixes severance tax for education

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to divert excess severance tax dollars to rural colleges and schools was killed in a Senate committee Thursday. Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, had hoped to use excess annual revenue of $100 million to help fund smaller ...


Schools locked down during search

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A search Thursday afternoon for a teenage boy suspected of having a kitchen knife and possibly heading toward R-5 High School ended when law enforcement found the boy without a knife miles away from R-5 High. R-5 High, 310 N. Seventh St., and ...

Simpson to speak at Mesa about deficit reduction plan

By Staff

Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, half of the Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction commission, will speak this month at Colorado Mesa University. Simpson worked with Erskine Bowles, a former chief of staff to President Clinton, to fashion ...

DA: Wiretaps, GPS topple cocaine ring

By Paul Shockley

Law enforcement used an arsenal, including wiretaps and Global Positioning System tracking devices, to bring down an alleged cocaine-distribution network that has been under investigation since May 2011, according to a prosecutor and court ...

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