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Outdoors jobs bolster economy, study shows

By Dave Buchanan

A recent study by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation said healthy lands and waters provided more than 6 million jobs in the outdoor industry and generated $730 billion nationally in 2006. Many of those jobs and the economic boost they ...


Cheap power the windfall of waterfalls

By Dennis Webb

The power of falling water demonstrates itself in a narrow valley just below Harvey Gap Reservoir north of Silt. There, water exiting below the dam drops some 370 feet in elevation in about a mile, eroding gullies and depositing sediment that ...

Glenwood man accused of firing at deputy was drunk

By Dennis Webb

A man accused of firing multiple times at a Garfield County Sheriff’s Department deputy Monday was intoxicated at the time and had a history of getting out of hand when drunk, an arrest affidavit said. The affidavit said neighbors told ...

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Fugitive caught in car used in escape

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction fugitive Dartanin Mitchell was arrested in Denver riding in the same Buick sedan that authorities believe he stole when he escaped from custody last month in Kansas, according to court records. The vehicle, a 2001 Buick Century ...

Powderhorn donating half of opening-day sales to groups

By Dave Buchanan

When Powderhorn Mountain Resort opens its 45th season at 9 a.m. Thursday, the smiles will spread far beyond Grand Mesa. The resort will donate 50 percent of its opening-day lift-ticket sales to two local nonprofit organizations, Colorado ...

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Lunch Loop system to add Three Sisters

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction can boast a bit more about its outdoor-friendly lifestyle after Mesa Land Trust won a grant to help purchase 130 acres of land that will be added to the popular Lunch Loop trail system. Great Outdoors Colorado announced Tuesday ...

New fracking rules called toughest in U.S.

By Dennis Webb

A late compromise over trade-secret exemptions led to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday unanimously approving requirements that Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say will result in the most disclosure of ...

Tight budget, consolidation to cost 4 county workers jobs

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Four Mesa County employees will lose their jobs when the 2012 budget comes into play, but there is reason for optimism about those employees’ prospects. “We will be working with them,” County Administrator Chantal Unfug said ...

Four schools win awards based on CSAP scores

By Staff

Four District 51 schools were honored Monday during an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado Department of Education in Denver. New Emerson Elementary School was one of 150 Colorado schools to receive a John Irwin Award this year. The award ...

District 51 School Board picks budget committee

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District 51 School Board members Tuesday selected 19 members of budget development committee that will offer the board advice on budget cuts and savings. The board selected 15 community members to serve on the committee. Superintendent Steve ...

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