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Oil shale lawsuits drag on almost a year

By Dennis Webb

Continuing settlement talks that include appointees of President Obama have led to another postponement involving litigation over federal oil shale policies. Colorado U.S. District Court Judge John Kane has granted the sixth extension ...


AIR QUALITY 11-22

Valley still prone to bad-air days

By Staff

The quality of the Grand Valley’s air has been improving, in general, for the past seven years. But on those rare days when the air does get bad — typically during cold-weather inversions — it is getting really bad. Those ...


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For this reporter, getting a card was just a videoconference away

By Amy Hamilton

The newspaper ad with red lettering splayed over a large green marijuana leaf leapt from the page: “We have doctors ready to do patient assessments. The state has legalized medical marijuana. Call/Text now to get ...


DEBEQUE TIRES 11-16

County officials fight with landowners to clear waste

By Staff

Just outside De Beque sits a pile of tires 15,000 to 30,000 strong, according to Mesa County officials. Just outside Fruita sit bundles of tires that neighbors estimate number in the thousands. Both of these radial strongholds have, to date, ...


Vehicular homicide cases

By Staff

PATRICK STRAWMATT, 43 INCIDENT: On March 22, 2007, former cop Patrick Strawmatt was eluding Colorado State Patrol troopers at speeds of up to 120 mph westbound on Interstate 70 near Clifton. Mesa State College students Jake Brock and Jennifer ...


Sentencing varies widely in vehicular homicides

By Amy Hamilton

John Fullmer III is drawn to the acres of green fields at Grand Junction’s Canyon View Park. It’s there where cherished memories of his son, their time spent coaching youth football together, are most alive. Fullmer won’t ...


Slight uptick in tax revenue is predicted for next year

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Approaching the end of a year in which their budgets absorbed the biggest decline in sales-tax revenue in more than a quarter-century, Mesa County and Grand Junction financial officials are forecasting only slightly brighter financial pictures ...


$74,000 Exxon grant funds disaster training

By Dennis Webb

Local emergency-response teams benefited last weekend from three days of training funded by a $74,000 grant from ExxonMobil. About 50 participants from throughout northwest Colorado received specialist training in Meeker on responding to ...


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Junction man with sword accused in assault

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy used a Taser to subdue a man brandishing a Samurai sword after the man allegedly choked another person, according to an arrest affidavit. Christopher Michael Bell, 24, 263 E. Hanover Circle, was ...


HORSEMEN TRAIL MCINNIS 1121

Work connects trails for horse lovers, hikers near Fruita

By Paul Shockley

Getting along on horseback in the area of Devils Canyon in McInnis Canyons National Conversation Area had never been a problem for 67-year-old Mark Ackerman. Finding parking space that wasn’t in conflict with other users at Kingsview ...


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