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Encana extends capacity of directional drilling

By Dennis Webb

When Encana Oil & Gas (USA) was trying to figure out how to drill for the natural gas beneath a narrow box canyon north of Parachute, it was time for some out-of-the-box thinking. The company’s solution? It drilled a remarkable ...


Friends of District 51 mobilize effort to pass mill-levy override

By Paul Shockley

Supporters of a School District 51 mill levy override question were told Saturday to intensify efforts to get their message out and dot the Grand Valley with some 1,500 yard signs that urge passage of Referred Measure 3B. The effort is being ...

Shale oil firm bundling with 2 others

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The shale oil company that first attracted investment from an East Coast telecommunications giant and then from Total, the French petroleum producer, is about to be spun off into its own energy-related business entity. American Shale Oil, ...

Man wields hatchet over debt, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man repeatedly beat his roommate and threatened to kill him with a hatchet in what started as a dispute over $75, according to an arrest affidavit. William E. Spencer, 42, 501 Independent Ave., unit 1, is being held at the ...

Trooper wants his statements ruled invalid

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado State Patrol trooper is asking a judge to suppress statements he made to other law-enforcement officers during the investigation of the slaying of Redlands resident Jason Kemp, claiming the trooper’s rights were ...

Montrose free meals program up 62%

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County School District was recognized by the Colorado Department of Education this summer for its work in 2010 in helping students and families get better access to free meals during the summer months. According ...

Task force arrests 12 in drug dragnet

By Charles Ashby

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force arrested a dozen Grand Junction and Clifton residents Friday in an apparent drug sting that took some time to investigate and several law enforcement agencies to carry out. Local law enforcement officials ...

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Wine Country Inn to appear on game show

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A contestant will be offered the chance to “come on down” to Wine Country Inn on Tuesday’s episode of “The Price is Right.” CBS asked Wine Country Inn General Manager Jerome Strack in April if he would be willing ...

Fewer kids are living in foster care

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Dozens fewer children are currently in foster care in Mesa County than in the last couple of years, a change social workers say is the product of a broad effort to give kids the stability that comes with keeping them with their parents or ...

Wait pays off with ‘Wheel’ win

By Charles Ashby

The wife of a former Grand Junction resident was the big winner Friday night on “Wheel of Fortune.” Natalie Kaliszewski and her brother, Adam Clark, won $43,800 on the popular television game show after correctly guessing the ...

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