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Gravel pit proposal near eagle areas reintroduced

By Dennis Webb

A 2006 Rifle-area gravel pit proposal near a bald eagle nesting area has been revived in a downsized form. The proposal never made it past the county’s planning commission the first time around, and county planning staff had ...


Girl, age 5, found in sunk car at river’s bottom

By Amy Hamilton

After three days of searching, divers on Monday night found the body of a 5-year-old girl and the car she was riding in that plunged into the frigid Colorado River near Moab on Friday afternoon. “We hope it brings the family some ...


Dog that mauled boy forced way into Fruita woman’s home months earlier

By Staff

A Fruita woman says the dog that attacked a 7-year-old boy last week is the same animal that forced its way into her home and tried to get to her bedroom some months ago. Fruita Police Chief Mark Angelo said the dog that attacked and bit Cody ...


Motor vehicle office at mall may close

By Staff

Since the late 1990s, Mesa County residents have had a motor vehicle office at Mesa Mall. But a recent 5 percent increase in the lease is creating some urgency to move out of the mall or, at the least, renegotiate the contract. The increase ...


$8.5 million in bonds approved to build ski lift plant near airport

By Staff

The Mesa County Commission gave the ailing economy an $8.5 million shot in the arm Monday. The commission approved the issuance of up to $8.5 million of adjustable rate revenue bonds, backed by Wells Fargo Bank. The bonds are for the ...


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City hikes golf fees to cover expenses

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Golfers are forking over a little more green this year to chip onto the greens at Grand Junction’s two municipal golf courses. The City Council on Monday night formally approved an across-the-board 8 percent hike in the cost to play a ...


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Family’s anger grows toward ‘reckless’ driver

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A Saturday morning wreck killed a mother and daughter, whose friends and relatives are growing more angry with each passing hour. Shandi Boetel, 20, and her 6-month-old daughter, Natalia Casiano, died after the collision about 1 a.m. at Fifth ...


Six million to be cut from city budget

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Stricken by a recession that has dropped Grand Junction’s sales-tax revenue for the first time in a quarter-century, city officials will slash operational spending by more than $6 million this year. City Manager Laurie Kadrich said the ...


Relationship improving for county, De Beque

By Staff

The bitter relationship between the tiny town of De Beque and Mesa County may have begun to thaw, just in time for spring. Late last year De Beque hired Bennet Boeschenstein, former director of the Mesa County and the city of Fruita ...


Carbon dioxide shale solution sought

By Dennis Webb

Energy companies hoping to unlock western Colorado’s oil shale reserves are exploring how to lock up carbon dioxide at the same time. Carbon sequestration, an effort to capture carbon dioxide to keep it from entering the atmosphere and ...


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