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Grand Valley’s record heat shouldn’t last much longer

By Amy Hamilton

Apparently someone forgot to turn the oven off in the Grand Valley over the weekend as Monday’s triple-digit heat wave broke another record. The mercury first struck 100 degrees at 3:40 p.m. Monday, blasting away a record of 99 set in ...

Showdowns looming over pot dispensaries

By Charles Ashby

Not long after Gov. Bill Ritter signed two more-restrictive medical marijuana bills into law Monday, some local governments renewed talks about how they could ban dispensaries outright. That talk has prompted a pro-medical marijuana ...

Board OKs Mesa County’s own medical clinic

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Mesa County will contract with an out-of-state company to open and manage a medical clinic for county employees, a change administrators say will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars next year while blunting rising health plan costs ...

Man drowns in Glade Park ‘potholes’

By Paul Shockley

A 46-year-old Grand Junction man drowned Sunday after authorities say he jumped from a 30-foot ledge into the Little Dolores River on Glade Park. Mesa County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Fogg said the man, whose identity wasn’t immediately ...

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Gravel company’s plans pit it against Orchard Mesa neighborhood

By Amy Hamilton

John Kelchner thought it was a twisted joke when he learned a gravel pit is proposed for the vacant land across the street from his Orchard Mesa home. Kelchner’s four children and plenty of neighborhood kids play on the road in front of ...

Xcel: Sunday power outage a mystery

By Paul Shockley

An Xcel Energy official said crews do not know why some 2,800 customers in Grand Junction and parts of Clifton were without power for more than two hours on Sunday. “We don’t have a cause,” said Mark Stutz, Xcel ...

Open space eyed for bike park, disc golf course

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A formerly tamarisk-choked swath of land could become a mountain bike park and disc golf course under a proposal being developed by the city of Fruita and local recreation organizations. City parks and recreation officials this summer are ...

Drilling regulator: Well blowouts rare in Colorado, effects are mostly minimal

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado oil and gas regulator says well blowouts are a rarity in Colorado, and any impacts generally are limited to the drilling site. Stuart Ellsworth, acting engineering manager for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, ...

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Deadline today for campaign donors to seek Ritter refunds

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans who donated to Gov. Bill Ritter’s now-defunct re-election campaign have until today to request a refund. Those who don’t will see their money go to other causes, which may or may not have anything to do with political ...

At 101 degrees, Sunday’s heat ties Junction record

By Paul Shockley

A high temperature measured at 101 degrees Sunday tied Grand Junction’s all-time record for June 6, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The 101 reading, which came at 4:36 p.m. near Grand Junction Regional ...

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