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Anxiety, hope mingle at energy expo

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The ink is barely dry on the process technology diploma that Rifle resident Theresa Fontenette earned from Colorado Mountain College, and she already wishes she had picked a career other than the energy industry. “I do. ...

$500,000 grant to help build Rifle clinic

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A Glenwood Springs-based health center will receive a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to build a clinic in Rifle that will serve a burgeoning population of patients who are on Medicaid or don’t have insurance. The ...

Body reportedly seen floating in Colorado River

By Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department received a report Wednesday afternoon of a body floating in the Colorado River east of the No Name rest area. Deputies responded to the scene, along with the Glenwood ...

I-70 rollover kills GJ man

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man died Wednesday after his pickup careened off Interstate 70 near Avon. Dustin Millett, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene around 6:30 a.m., according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Rick Kaspar. The 2007 Nissan Titan ...

Local Briefs, May 6, 2010

By Staff

Governor candidates forum planned tonight Two Republican candidates for governor, Scott McInnis and Dan Maes, will participate in a candidate forum at 6:30 tonight at the Western Slope Conservative Alliance meeting at Grand Junction City ...

Former uranium driller Green dies

By Amy Hamilton

A Price, Utah, man who was one of the last surviving uranium core drillers from the West’s 1960s uranium boom, died Tuesday.  Tom Green was 82. Green suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and silicosis, which were attributed to his work ...

Man faced abuse charges before son’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Somerset man was charged with child abuse in the investigation of an incident 11 days before authorities allege he killed his 1-year-old son, according to state and local court records. Edward Geavanni Cox, 29, faced charges of child abuse ...

King to lead natural resources department

By Staff

A Montrose native will be the new head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Bill Ritter appointed Mike King on Wednesday to be the new executive director of the department that oversees the Colorado Division of Wildlife, oil ...

Senate gives tentative OK to pot measure

By Charles Ashby

Local governments still could ban dispensaries, and patients still would pay sales taxes on medical marijuana under a bill that won preliminary approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate. After more than five hours of debate and nearly 30 ...

Grand Mesa in line to be picked nation’s top natural wonder

By Melinda Mawdsley

If Internet voting goes the way Barb Bowman wishes, Grand Mesa will be selected the top natural wonder in the United States. Web site AOL Travel is promoting National Tourism Week, May 8 to 16, with slide shows and online polls to give the ...

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