Western Colorado

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Mineral owners furious over rules

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — Mineral owners Saturday assailed a Democratic lawmaker over the state’s new oil and gas rules, while Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis said new natural gas discoveries across the country are playing the ...

Lochmiller profile: History of Fraud

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When Philip R. Lochmiller opened his business, Valley Mortgage, in Grand Junction 14 years ago, he was reviving an old family business that had boomed for a while and then busted, badly, in California in 1984. When that family business, ...

Residents get Ritter response over drilling

By Dennis Webb

BATTLEMENT MESA — Gov. Bill Ritter has asked oil and gas regulators to meet with Battlement Mesa residents within the next month about their concerns over plans to drill up to 200 oil and gas wells within the housing development. Heidi ...

Briefs: Bozarth Saturn June 06, 2009

By Staff

The possible sale of General Motors’ Saturn line of cars won’t effect Ed Bozarth Chevrolet’s plans to open a new Saturn showroom this summer. Bozarth General Manager Mark Miller said the showroom will open in late July or ...

Riverside center grows from 22 to 125 children

By Emily Shockley

Lylah Purpus went to Riverside Educational Center two years ago seeking something to do after school. Between playing soccer, beating drums and learning to cook through the school’s enrichment program, she received homework help and ...

Man accused of smuggling illegal immigrants

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A California man was arrested Thursday after Fruita police stopped a van on Interstate 70 near Mack and found 18 illegal immigrants inside. Jose Espediador Ramirez Jr., 27, of Ontario, Calif., appeared in court Friday via video feed from Mesa ...

Foster dad sentenced to prison for 108 years

By Amy Hamilton

A girl who told authorities that a former Palisade police officer had been molesting her and another girl while they were in his foster care said she knew she was doing the right thing when she reported him. Telling the truth didn’t ...

Penry, McInnis dominate straw polls for governor

By Emily Shockley

A straw poll of Denver County Republicans on Thursday placed Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry atop the list of prospective Republican candidates for the 2010 race against Bill Ritter for governor. Penry swiped more than half the vote, ...

GJ man linked to robberies last month

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A Grand Junction man has been arrested in connection with last month’s robberies of a Rite Aid store near Mesa State College and Vectra Bank near Mesa Mall. Mitchell Lee Reeves, 27, was taken into custody late Thursday night at a house ...

Bear Siege Molina 6-5-9

Molina couple anxiously eye return of bruin to their home

By Staff

After Colorado Division of Wildlife officers chased away an adult black bear that had trapped Kurt Thompson and his wife in their rural Mesa County home for a couple hours Friday morning, Thompson said it was wait-and-see to determine if that ...

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