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Recreation-energy balance for land vital, official says

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New rules governing oil and gas leasing on federal lands will likely involve greater public participation in leasing, the new head of the state office of the Bureau of Land Management said. Helen Hankins, who was appointed in February to head ...

Pinon Ridge uranium mill awaits state permit

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Uranium mining in western Colorado could start up late this year if Colorado approves a permit for the proposed Pinon Ridge uranium mill in western Montrose County, according to the founder of the company that is planning the mill. The mill ...

Local care viewed as plus with health bill

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The rancorous process that led to the adoption of health care legislation this spring presents an opportunity to communities across the nation to treat themselves for the spiraling climb of medical costs, the head of Rocky Mountain Health ...

Camper who died was Clifton woman

By Amy Hamilton

The missing woman who died during a camping trip near Rabbit Valley was Dannah E. Foster, a 23-year-old from Clifton, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Foster died of multiple injuries, the coroner’s report said, but ...

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Search for dinosaurs continues

By Amy Hamilton

If researcher Kent Hups’ hunch is correct, his latest scientific find could be the first of its kind in the world. Hups, a high school teacher in Westminster, has become well-known in paleontological circles for his rare finds in ...

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Fire takes family home

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction woman, her three sons and her grandson were homeless Saturday after a fire ripped through her duplex home. Firefighters were able to save some of the family’s items, which were placed in the front yard of the home at ...

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Bicyclers turn out for gear festival

By Amy Hamilton

Perfect spring weather can be a blessing or a curse for a festival focused on outdoor gear, depending on how you look at it. On one hand, outdoor lovers are suckers for balmy temperatures and dry trails. On the other hand, who doesn’t ...

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Bjorklund’s bid surprises GOP

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Republican Party was treated to a decent turnout and a surprise candidate Saturday for its county assembly. Although all of the races for county offices were uncontested, one came close to not being so. That happened just ...

Canyon projects slow drive time on Interstate 70

By Dennis Webb

Work to deal with falling rocks means rising travel times for motorists on Interstate 70 east of Grand Junction. A rockfall mitigation project that will start Monday in De Beque Canyon will result in a reduction in the speed limit from 50 ...

Public input set May 13 on uranium regulations

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Uranium prospectors no longer will be shielded from confidentiality for their plans under regulations being considered by the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board. The regulations are designed to implement Senate Bill 228, passed in 2008 by ...

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