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Uranium mill cleanup hits 2M-ton mark

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The cleanup of 16 million tons of uranium mill tailings from a pile near the Colorado River just upstream from Moab, Utah, hit the 2-million-ton mark last week. The milestone was attained Wednesday, earlier than expected, officials said, ...

Glenwood mock trial teams take top 2 places

By Staff

Glenwood Springs High School is sending two teams to the state mock trial tournament next month. Glenwood Springs’ A and B teams captured first and second place, respectively, in the West Slope regional tournament that concluded ...

Montrose, Ouray trail proposals reviewed

By Staff

Bureau of Land Management planners are seeking feedback on two, single-track trail proposals in Montrose and Ouray counties. The proposals, both under consideration at the BLM’s Uncompahgre Field Office in Montrose, will be open to ...

Police identify woman found dead in hotel

By Staff

The Montrose Police Department released the identity Friday of the woman who was found dead in a Montrose hotel room the day before. Judith R. Keeling, 40, was found unresponsive by hotel staff in her room at the Affordable Inn, 1480 S. ...

Barrett shifts focus this year from Piceance Basin to Utah

By Dennis Webb

Bill Barrett Corp. plans to slow and then discontinue drilling locally this year in order to focus on new operations in Utah. The company said in a news release on its 2010 financial results it plans to operate one rig the first half of the ...

022711 use of force graph

Report: Police curb use of force

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction Police Department officers are using nonlethal force at less than half the rate they were six years ago, according to an internal department report. Recently completed, the department’s professional standards annual ...

022511 The Raven

Pet or raven lunatic? Prankster bird bedevils, amuses neighbors

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The story of the mischievous, infamous raven living on the Redlands is “only this and nothing more,” as Edgar Allen Poe might say. Known as “Black Bart” in the neighborhoods near The Ridges and Broadway, this raven has ...

For The Record, Feb. 26, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Travers and Ashlee Freeburg, Grand Junction, a daughter, Feb. 9. William Jr. and Britni Dodd, Grand Junction, a daughter, Feb. 10. Darin and Melora Dunnagan, Montrose, a daughter, Feb. 10. Christopher and ...

Speaker touts importance of West’s oil shale

By Dennis Webb

Events this week in Libya underscore the need to encourage development of the United States’ world-class supply of oil shale, an industry executive and former Department of Energy official said Friday. Anton “Tony” Dammer, ...

Expo a chance to size up energy fields

By Dennis Webb

With his contracting business slow and not paying the bills in Montrose, Jim Valdez thought he’d head to Grand Junction Friday with his wife, Tammie, to ask about job opportunities at the annual Energy Forum & Expo. “The ...

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