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Vets honored across Valley

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Veterans will be recognized Friday in separate observances in Grand Junction and in Fruita. The traditional time of 11 a.m., in recognition of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, will mark the beginning of an observance at the Western ...

Doctor avoids jail in bond-violation dispute

By Paul Shockley

A former western Colorado doctor under federal indictment will remain free on bond despite contacting a potential witness in violation of bond conditions. Denver-based U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on Tuesday admonished Dr. Sam ...

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Father guilty in Oxycodone death of toddler

By Paul Shockley

Weeping for much of a brief court hearing, a Clifton man Tuesday said he was responsible for the Oxycodone overdose death of his toddler daughter. Manuel Rivera, 31, will serve anywhere from 12 to 18 years in prison under the terms of a plea ...

Fram outlines plan to drill 108 wells

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An effort to tap oil beneath Grand Mesa could begin as soon as next year, but critics of the project said they worry about the effect on the Grand Junction watershed. Fram Operating LLC, during an open house Tuesday at the Doubletree Hotel, ...

Montrose vote awaits absentee ballots

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The closely contested Montrose County School Board race between Barbara Bynum and Tom West has been deemed to close too call by the Montrose County Elections department, which still awaits last-minute ballots. Last week West ...

Geologist eyes energy potential of coal-seam fires

By Dennis Webb

A Golden-based geologist said Tuesday he could envision hundreds of jobs directly and indirectly resulting from his idea to tap an underground coal fire west of Glenwood Springs as a source of energy and other commodities. Lindsey V. Maness ...

AG: Teen pot use tied to dispensaries

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is driving up use among youth by increasing accessibility to the drug and decreasing perceptions of its risks, speakers including state Attorney General John Suthers said ...


Foreclosure rate in Mesa County 12th worst in state

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Mesa County’s foreclosure rate jumped from 44th in the state in the third quarter of 2009 to 12th in the third quarter of 2011 despite little change in the actual rate. One out of every 254 Mesa County homes completed the foreclosure ...

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We’re history, county told: Museum of Western Colorado warns against funding cuts

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Museum of Western Colorado staff and volunteers pleaded Wednesday with Mesa County commissioners not to follow through on a tentative plan to trim county funding to the museum by one-third, warning that such a cut would have dire consequences ...

Wide foreclosure publication helps process, bankers say

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Limited publication of foreclosure notices in Mesa County could have economic implications that could hinder recovery, bank presidents and real estate agents said. “When notices are going out, our expectation is that they would go to ...

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