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071310 Oil and gas leasing

GarCo’s energy value has fallen by nearly half

By Dennis Webb

The 2010 total assessed value related to oil and gas development in Garfield County fell to almost half of what it was for 2009, the county assessor says. Assessor John Gorman informed county commissioners Monday that the preliminary assessed ...

Gas in Silt-area water well traced to same pad blamed in past leak

By Dennis Webb

An investigation into methane in a domestic water well south of Silt indicates it is coming from the same oil and gas drilling pad responsible for a previous leak on the same property. Representatives for EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and ...


Rafters spot body in river

By Paul Shockley

Search and rescue team members of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday recovered a body from the Colorado River. The body was reported in the river at 11:11 a.m. by three rafters, near land owned by the Colorado Division of ...

Nuclear plant backers get $30 million

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The company promoting construction of a nuclear-generating station near Green River, Utah, has a $30 million cache on which it can draw as it seeks a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Blue Castle Holdings signed a private-equity ...

Three Mesa County judges to face voters

By Paul Shockley

Three Mesa County judges scheduled for a retention vote this fall have filed letters indicating their intent to seek the positions again, according to records with the Colorado Secretary of State. Mesa County Court Judge Bruce Raaum and ...

Free legal program hears different type of calls from large area of state

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More than 25 years after its inception, a Mesa County Bar Association program that allows people to discuss questions with an attorney for free is still going strong. But the scope of people and the kinds of issues they raise during ...

Tour topic: Reconnect people to outdoors

By Staff

Several federal agencies will conduct a listening tour this week about conservation, recreation and reconnecting people to the outdoors. Representatives of the Interior Department, Agriculture Department, Environmental Protection Agency and ...

Growers expect late arrival of sweet corn

By Paul Shockley

Spring cold snaps have translated into a late harvest this year for western Colorado’s renowned sweet corn, according to a pair of regional growers. Joseph Harold, with Olathe-based sweet corn grower, Tuxedo Corn Co., said this ...

Bear killed after biting Durango man

By Staff

The Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Department of Agriculture shot and killed a bear that had bitten a Durango man. The man, who was sleeping outdoors near the Animas River, was bitten through his blanket at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, ...

Bennet: Answers lie in civil debate

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet made a whirlwind stop in Grand Junction on Saturday to open a campaign office in town that he never actually saw. That’s because the Democrat was running late in completing his “Fighting for ...

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