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Honor Flight meets goal in last trip for WWII vets

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It has taken an astronomical number of hours and a lot of hard work by the volunteers behind the Western Slope Honor Flight.  In just 2 1/2 years, amidst an economic recession that reduced many people’s charitable spending, the ...

BLM taking comments on exploratory drilling for mine

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking comment on a company’s plans to drill on Oak Mesa in Delta County to evaluate a coal deposit. Oxbow Mining, which owns the nearby Elk Creek Mine, is seeking to conduct two years of exploratory ...

Near miss doesn’t stop roundup of wild horses

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A wild-horse roundup on federal land in Rio Blanco County begins today even as a federal investigation into a disrupted gather last week gets under way. Bureau of Land Management officials in Montrose referred questions about the Spring Creek ...

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Officials: Industry regulations squelch jobs

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A wind-industry official joined officials from the oil and natural gas industries to complain that the threat of regulation is hamstringing the industry. “The number one obstacle our industry faces is uncertainty,” which has ...

Carbondale school cop accused of racial profiling; advocacy group wants him gone

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A statewide immigrant advocacy group is accusing Carbondale’s school resource officer of racial profiling and intimidation of students and their families. The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition asked Carbondale Police Chief Gene ...

Prosecutor wants doctors tried in GJ

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Two former western Colorado physicians ought to stand trial in Grand Junction, where their patients — and alleged victims — reside, prosecutors said. A six-week trial for the physicians, Sam Jahani, 49, and Eric Peper, 53, is set ...

3rd House seat set for Mesa County

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa County would pick up an additional seat in the Colorado House under a map approved Monday by a state panel redrawing legislative district lines. Dividing the county to include all or part of three House districts was ...

Wireless service trouble irks AT&T customers

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Unhappy Grand Valley AT&T customers lined up outside the wireless service provider’s Grand Junction store Monday to seek answers after experiencing spotty or no cellphone service over the weekend. The store at 2454 U.S. Highway ...

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Waterline break leads to broken heart for Bronco fan

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city officials said a sewer line was to blame for a waterline break Monday that flooded one home and damaged two more properties on Hillcrest Avenue. The resulting torrent collapsed a trench and broke a natural gas line. Grand ...

City looks at Canyon View parking woes

By Amy Hamilton

About four to five times a year during large sports tournaments, city officials hear the complaints from motorists trying to find a parking spot at Canyon View Park. An abundance of parking spaces are available at the park off G and 24 roads ...

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