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Salazar reopens oil shale lands to smaller leases

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The federal government will reopen oil shale lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to research and development leases and at the same time open an investigation into last-minute Bush administration decisions on those lands. Interior Secretary ...


BLM blocks roads in Dominguez area

By Staff

Gates have been installed blocking vehicle access on two routes in the newly created Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s Grand Junction office said in a news release Tuesday the new gates ...


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Growth on city fringes concerns Fruita officials

By Staff

It’s not country, it’s not city. The address, 1216 18 1/2 Road, is kind of in between. James Wilkie, 63, used to live there. He used to farm the land. But farming is not what it used to be, and in 2006 he sold out and moved to ...


Downtown corner a common spot for protest

By Amy Hamilton

Patriotic music belted from speakers Monday afternoon at the corner of Fifth Street and Rood Avenue as about 50 protesters pumped signs and shouted in response to supportive horn blasts from passing motorists. The Western Slope Conservative ...


Thieves flee car after wrecking it along I-70 near Horizon Drive

By Amy Hamilton

A Palisade resident awoke Sunday to see that his car had been stolen. Adding insult to injury, whoever took the vehicle crashed it along Interstate 70 near Horizon Drive. The vehicle was westbound on the interstate when it went about 500 feet ...


Movie may have inspired alleged murder attempt, county prosecutor says

By Paul Shockley

A prosecutor said Monday that Miriam Helmick may have been inspired by an award- winning 2007 movie when she allegedly tried to kill her second husband in a car fire in Delta. Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators learned that the movie ...


Lochmillers can’t sell personal assets, judge rules

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The owner of failed Valley Investments in Grand Junction and his family cannot sell any company or personal assets, a Denver District judge ruled Monday. Philip Rand Lochmiller and his son, also Philip Rand Lochmiller, “shall turn over ...


City of Grand Junction to cut employee wages in 2010

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The recession has finally tapped Grand Junction city employees on the shoulder and reached into their pocketbooks. The city’s 670 or so full-time workers will take a pay cut next year, the first time that’s happened in at least 30 ...


Education leader talks reform to District 51

By Emily Shockley

Colorado Education Commissioner Dwight Jones encouraged School District 51 leaders Monday to help the state join a nationwide competition for a chunk of $4 billion. The “Race to the Top” competition will split $4 billion provided ...


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Testimony: Investigation tainted in death of Helmick’s first husband

By Paul Shockley

A sheriff’s deputy in Florida, the brother of accused murderer Miriam Helmick, was allowed to assist in the investigation into the death of his sister’s first husband in 2002, according to testimony Monday. J.P. Morgan, who is ...


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