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Black Mountain again accepting drilling fluids

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Two years after Mesa County shut down the Black Mountain solid-waste disposal facility because its owners failed to clean up a spill and accepted too much waste, the facility reopened this week with vows from the new owner to work ...

R-5 gets drop-out prevention grant

By Staff

R-5 High School will share a $15 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education with 31 Colorado schools hoping to decrease their drop-out rates. The middle and high schools were picked by the Colorado Department of ...

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Bowie coal mine suspends operations

By William Woody

PAONIA — Coal mining operations at Bowie Resources LLC, a coal-mining firm located northeast of Paonia, have been suspended for at least 10 days, according to an announcement by the company Friday. In a press release by Dewey Tanner, ...

Sheriff: Proposition 102 protesters were paid labor

By Paul Shockley

A protest Thursday for a ballot measure that would limit the number of people released without paid bail consisted largely of paid labor, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey claims. A group of roughly 30 people gathered Thursday morning in front ...


Teen admits role in fatal shooting of his friend

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton teenager told authorities he shot and killed his friend while playing with a pistol he’d found in his grandmother’s garage, using bullets that were found in his mother’s truck, according to an arrest ...

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DA barred from office after arrest

By Staff

Story by Paul Shockley and William Woody Seventh Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra spent one hour in the Montrose County Jail Thursday before posting bond following his arrest on allegations of sexual and official misconduct. Serra, 48, ...

West Slope brewmeisters on tap for Oktoberfest

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Hold your glass high for a cheer this Saturday for the fifth annual Oktoberfest in downtown Montrose. The event, organized by the Black Canyon Homebrewers Association, will feature craft beers from breweries scattered all ...

Benefit dinner to raise money for burn victim

By Staff

DELTA — A benefit dinner and silent auction for Orchard City burn victim Greg Burrows will be held Saturday during the annual AppleFest celebration at Town Park in Cedaredge. On Sept. 17 Burrows was working when he caught fire following ...

1980 GJ valedictorian, philanthropist dies

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A celebration of the life of William J. Patterson, a Grand Junction High School graduate and head of one of the nation’s largest investment partnerships, will be later this month at the California Academy of Sciences. Patterson was a ...


Drive-by shooting suspect arrested

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A Fruita man accused of trying to kill three other men in a drive-by shooting in downtown Grand Junction this week allegedly was attempting to collect a medical marijuana debt owed by one of the men, according to an arrest affidavit released ...

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