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Telluride poised to join lawsuit against uranium mill permit

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Telluride as early as today could try to intervene in a lawsuit attacking a hazardous-materials-handling permit for a proposed uranium mill in Montrose County. The Telluride Town Council this month retained a Washington, D.C.-based ...

Trooper fired at from SUV on Orchard Mesa

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A Colorado State Patrol trooper was reportedly shot at early Sunday as he attempted to pull over a dark gray SUV for speeding on Orchard Mesa, authorities said. Someone opened fire on the trooper after he turned on his overhead emergency ...

Dead trees as biomass energy might lift economy

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The dead wood of Colorado’s lodgepole pine forest should be harnessed as biomass energy before it becomes fuel for a conflagration, a former Aspen mayor said. One way to do that could be a biomass project in Eagle County, where a Provo, ...

Montrose powow

By William Woody

Representatives from dozens of different Native American tribes dance during the grand entry of the second annual Montrose Indian Nations Powwow at Friendship Hall in Montrose Saturday, Sept. 24.The three-day celebration began Friday and ...

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Encana extends capacity of directional drilling

By Dennis Webb

When Encana Oil & Gas (USA) was trying to figure out how to drill for the natural gas beneath a narrow box canyon north of Parachute, it was time for some out-of-the-box thinking. The company’s solution? It drilled a remarkable ...


Friends of District 51 mobilize effort to pass mill-levy override

By Paul Shockley

Supporters of a School District 51 mill levy override question were told Saturday to intensify efforts to get their message out and dot the Grand Valley with some 1,500 yard signs that urge passage of Referred Measure 3B. The effort is being ...

Shale oil firm bundling with 2 others

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The shale oil company that first attracted investment from an East Coast telecommunications giant and then from Total, the French petroleum producer, is about to be spun off into its own energy-related business entity. American Shale Oil, ...

Man wields hatchet over debt, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man repeatedly beat his roommate and threatened to kill him with a hatchet in what started as a dispute over $75, according to an arrest affidavit. William E. Spencer, 42, 501 Independent Ave., unit 1, is being held at the ...

Trooper wants his statements ruled invalid

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado State Patrol trooper is asking a judge to suppress statements he made to other law-enforcement officers during the investigation of the slaying of Redlands resident Jason Kemp, claiming the trooper’s rights were ...

Montrose free meals program up 62%

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County School District was recognized by the Colorado Department of Education this summer for its work in 2010 in helping students and families get better access to free meals during the summer months. According ...

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