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Methane collection system installed at county landfill

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Mesa County officials say a new methane collection system at the county landfill should immediately help improve air quality in the area and could one day in the future produce electricity. The county last month fired up the $1 million ...

Club 20 spring meeting under way at Two Rivers

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Fines for late payment of vehicle-licensing fees aren’t popular in Colorado, but reducing or eliminating those fees in general is less popular in Club 20, the Western Slope lobbying and promotional organization. Club 20 voted Friday ...

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Blacktop turns ‘green’

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A Grand Junction contractor is going green when it comes to laying blacktop in Mesa County. United Companies on Friday began paving a new park-and-ride facility in Clifton with a different mixture of asphalt that company officials say is not ...

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Case manager suspected of sex with inmate

By Amy Hamilton

A former Mesa County Community Corrections case manager faces felony charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former client. Annette Louise Henson, 37, who now lives in Aurora and is not employed by the county, is facing two ...

Avalon survey: Locals want to keep it simple

By Emily Shockley

Preliminary results of a survey given earlier this year to local entertainment promoters and enthusiasts show support for various functions at the Avalon Theatre, as long as the venue doesn’t change too much. The Downtown Development ...

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Suspect pleads guilty in beating death outside bar in downtown

By Amy Hamilton

Family members of slain 32-year-old Richard Lee Martinez fought back tears Friday, winding their arms around each others’ backs in the front row of the courtroom. Though loved ones had been bracing for a summer trial for the man accused ...

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Explosive device leads to arrest

By Amy Hamilton

A Clifton man faces a single felony charge after authorities at Colorado West Mental Health found him with an explosive device. Joe Franklin Gomez, 49, 539 Pearce St., received a $7,500 personal recognizance bond Friday in court after being ...

Dow trends upward, as it nears 11,000

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The Dow’s unsteady march toward 11,000 is more a testament to the stability and patience of investors rather than any single development, Grand Junction investment experts said. And it’s possible that patience soon could be ...

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Late-blooming fruit trees please growers

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The fruit growers in Palisade seem to be the only ones not complaining about this year’s chilly spring temperatures in the Grand Valley. “The blooms are coming out later than average this year, when generally they bloom too early, ...

Lottery ticket sold in Grand Junction wins $1 million

By Paul Shockley

Someone with a Powerball ticket purchased recently in Grand Junction is a millionaire, according to Colorado Lottery officials. The ticket was purchased at the Shell station, 745 Horizon Drive, sometime between Saturday and Wednesday ...

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