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National Guard christens new $12 million training center

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When work began a year ago on a $12 million readiness center for the Colorado National Guard in Grand Junction, the unit it houses had five Western Slope members. On Saturday, when the $12 million building officially opened, Charlie Company ...

Fracking operation prompts more concern about air pollution in Battlement Mesa

By Dennis Webb

Another hydraulic fracturing operation related to natural gas development is triggering concerns about air pollution in Battlement Mesa. Photos taken by resident Garry Evenson show what he says were smelly emissions rising from an Encana Oil ...

GJ fire chief a finalist for Fort Collins job

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Fire Chief Ken Watkins has been recruited and is one of three finalists for the top position at the Poudre Fire Authority. Watkins said he is not actively looking for jobs outside the Grand Junction Fire Department, but the ...

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Crystal fear: Drop in meth prices concerns law enforcement

By Paul Shockley

It’s a question answered hesitantly in Mesa County drug cop circles. Why is it cheaper? Methamphetamine — public enemy No. 1 for Grand Valley law enforcement and the focus of aggressive enforcement and attention by government ...

Free tests can detect disabilities

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The number of children being screened for speech and motor-skill disabilities is on the rise in the Montrose County School District, and Child Find coordinator Amber Gallegos said the increase is credited to better program ...

Donation buys phone cards for war medics to call home

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Delta-Montrose Electric Association recently donated money to purchase phone cards for members of the Montrose-based 928th Area Support Medical Company of the Colorado National Guard to stay in touch with loved ones during ...

School cuts energy use by 24%, saving $44,000

By Dennis Webb

Coal Ridge High School finished in the top 10 percent in an Environmental Protection Agency contest to encourage reduced use of energy in buildings. The school, located east of Silt, cut its energy use by nearly 24 percent in a year’s ...

Death notices, Nov. 6, 2011

By Staff

Howard W. Berkman, 64, Paonia, died Oct. 29, 2011, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia, with a pot-luck supper to follow. Survivors include ...

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Alabaster lode awaits approval; Forest Service worries about herd

By Dennis Webb

In a mine shaft at the base of Mount Sopris just off Colorado Highway 133 south of Carbondale, a carved eagle’s head protrudes from the wall, as if the bird is trying to break free and take flight. It’s made of alabaster and ...


Man robs pharmacy at gunpoint

By Paul Shockley

Police on Friday canvassed neighborhoods east of Colorado Mesa University and north of North Avenue searching for a man who robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint. The suspect was described as white, in his 20s, and 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches ...

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