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Udall: Returning Anvil Points funds to Colorado counties ‘a top priority’

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said he continues to fight for passage of legislation to allow for release of millions of dollars of federal mineral-lease revenues to local counties. The funds remain tied up in connection with the ongoing ...


Rescued Chihuahua back on its feet

By Charles Ashby

The Chihuahua that was rescued last week from a storm drain on South Seventh Street is doing well, Mesa County Animal Services officials said. Animal Services kept the animal for the past week in case its owner showed up to claim it, but that ...

3rd District candidates voice similar views

By Charles Ashby

Getting It Right: This story should have said Bob McConnell, a Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, favors the use of biometric identification cards, rather than a biochip implant to track migrant workers in the United ...

Feds not handling women’s uranium claims

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The clerks and secretaries who worked in the Atomic Energy Commission offices in Grand Junction during World War II and later during the Cold War handled ore samples and were frequently in and around milling products. One of them, Patie ...

North Avenue fireworks vendor reports theft

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A fireworks vendor in Grand Junction reported the theft of more than $1,000 worth of fireworks early Saturday. The fireworks were taken from a tent at 2839 North Ave. after the business had closed Friday night. The business had hired ...

Prosecutors fear evidence could help Nemnich

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors want to argue in a secret court motion why they believe a new item of evidence, potentially favorable for a man accused of killing two people in 1975, shouldn’t be turned over to defense attorneys. Assistant ...

Gas industry critic sues over drilling pad

By Dennis Webb

A Rulison resident who has been sharply critical of energy companies in recent years is taking action against one of them in court. Marion Wells is suing energy giant Williams, contending it violated a surface-use agreement with her and has ...

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Monolith climb to appear on PBS documentary

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Coloradans will be able to see what it’s like to make the annual climb up Independence Monument without breaking a sweat this November when the documentary “Colorado National Monument: Celebrating 100 Years of John Otto’s ...

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A year with no job; now dad’s benefit checks expire

By Charles Ashby

Daniel Stark didn’t have the best Fourth of July weekend of his life. That’s because the Clifton resident is worried about the immediate future for him and his 6-year-old son, Isaiah. Stark has been unemployed for more than a ...

E. coli mystery keeps park swim spot closed

By Amy Hamilton

Elevated levels of E. coli will keep closed a Fruita swim beach this summer. Swimming has been off- limits for several years at the Fruita section of James Robb Colorado River State Park. By state law, beaches must be closed for swimming if ...

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