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Annual teen event features broken heart cookies, black roses

By Rachel Sauer

It’s all about love right now, isn’t it? With the bows and doilies and fat red roses, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups shaped like hearts. Love. Luv. Luuuuurrrrvve. Whatever. It’s a grave mental disease, you know. ...

3 engineers investigated for failure to alert state

By Dennis Webb

Three engineers who sounded the alarm about structural problems at Meeker Elementary School are being investigated for failing to alert a state board about concerns regarding the work of one of their peers. The state board that licenses ...

Federal ruling may slow logging projects

By Matthew Berger

A U.S. District Court decision Friday blocking permits for a logging project in the Rio Grande National Forest may have implications for large-scale logging throughout Colorado and the region. The ruling by Judge William J. Martinez of the ...

Restrictions kept geothermal firm from making bid

By Dennis Webb

The company that nominated two parcels for geothermal leasing in southeastern Gunnison County decided against bidding for them because of the number of restrictions on them. Denver-based Flint Geothermal had nominated the more than 8,300 ...

For The Record, Feb. 11, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Omar and Hannah Bou-Matar, Grand Junction, a son, Jan. 22. Matthew and Heather Bennett, Grand Junction, a daughter, Jan. 27. David Johnson and Tisha Marie Yaussy, Grand Junction, a son, Jan. 27. Chad ...


Woman, 73, accused of driving getaway car in bungled burglary

By Paul Shockley

A 73-year-old woman is the suspected getaway driver in a bungled burglary at a Grand Junction business last month, according to an arrest affidavit. Barbara Mae West, 517 28 1/4 Road, posted a $7,500 bond Thursday at the Mesa County Jail ...


Wry take on acronym has Fruita buzzing

By Amy Hamilton

What’s your take on WTF? Welcome to Fruita, that is. The city of Fruita is eyeing the edgy acronym in an advertising campaign after a local couple hit upon the idea and quickly distributed 500 stickers they created. “It ...

GOP bills to bolster gun rights get initial OK

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It unofficially was gun day Thursday at the Capitol as lawmakers approved bills dealing with guns in businesses, concealed handguns, and protections against taking guns away from people during a state-declared emergency. The ...

Four-day District 51 school week gets support

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A four-day school week scored high, cutting sports and busing scored low, and school closures got mixed reviews Thursday night at the first of three District 51-hosted community budget forums this month. About 60 people attended ...

Grouse plans could limit drilling

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas developers fear newly proposed conservation measures for the greater sage grouse could hinder future drilling in northwest Colorado significantly. David Ludlam, executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas ...

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