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Obama administration to accelerate review of power line project

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The Obama administration is ordering seven proposed power lines, including one that could cut across northwest Colorado, to be fast-tracked. The TransWest Express transmission line would carry wind-generated power from Wyoming west and then ...

Student count renews budget concerns

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After initially appearing flat, enrollment in District 51 schools has taken a triple-digit dive. The district counted 22,056 students on Sept. 23, 161 fewer students than the district counted during a corresponding day in September 2010. The ...

Two men plan Wall Street-style protest in Grand Junction

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Protesters are preparing to occupy downtown Grand Junction, possibly on the plaza around the chrome buffalo in front of the Wells Fargo bank on Main Street, in a demonstration patterned after similar actions in New York City. Occupy Grand ...

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Semi runs into creek near Fruita

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Traffic was rerouted for six hours Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 70 west of Grand Junction after a tractor-trailer struck a construction abutment and careened into a stream just upstream from the Colorado River. The crash occurred in the ...

GarCo aims to slice $7M from budget

By Dennis Webb

A 2012 Garfield County budget proposal contains $7 million more in spending than in revenues, and county commissioners are looking for areas to save money and achieve a balanced budget. “At least from this commissioner, we need to come ...

Green River nuclear plant tough sell in Moab

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MOAB, Utah – More than two dozen people Tuesday lambasted plans for a nuclear power plant some 50 miles north of one of Utah’s best-known playgrounds. The Grand County Council hosted a presentation by Blue Castle Holdings, which ...


Accident victim won’t live, judge told

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Tearful relatives of a Grand Junction woman who was run down by an SUV while on a walk told a judge Tuesday that although they are praying for a miracle, the woman is in a coma and they don’t expect her to survive. “The charges ...


2 Telluride boys disappear

By William Woody

San Miguel Sheriff’s Department deputies continued their ground and air search Tuesday for two missing boys and the white pickup they were last seen with Sunday. Anyone with information about Christopher Ihinger, 12, and Danny Eberly, ...

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Snow predicted for high country

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Sunscreen and shorts are giving way to jackets and scarves, as the arrival of the first significant snowstorm of the season could dump up to a foot of snow in the mountains of western Colorado and drop temperatures close to freezing in the ...

Moss, former GJ physician, dies in crash

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Lyle Moss, a former Grand Junction physician, explorer and adventurer, died Friday in an airplane crash in Kentucky. Moss, 61, was a son of former Mesa County Judge Harold Moss and his wife, Ruth. He had been a family and emergency-room ...

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