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Writer: Use of river needs to change

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Not even a trickle of the once-mighty Colorado remains at the dry and dusty end of the river’s run at the Gulf of California. That needs to change, Carbondale author Jonathan Waterman told about 150 people packed into the Saccomanno ...

Online exposure may scare future informants

By Paul Shockley

No immediate ramifications from an unprecedented release of local law enforcement documents have been noticed, but Mesa County prosecutors said some damage may not be realized for years. “Will confidential informants in the future be ...

Man found dead in tent near river

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The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a young man whose body was found Sunday inside a tent near the Colorado River. Deputies were sent to an area adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad bridge near the ...

Resort ranch loses battle with gas driller over elk

By Dennis Webb

A giant conservation-focused ranch near De Beque failed in its attempt to prevent drilling of an oil and gas well during what it says is a critical period for elk. The High Lonesome Ranch sued Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. in mid-October ...

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New police unit to assist, not always arrest, homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Local police plan to shorten their arm’s-length approach to homeless issues by adopting a philosophy that works in concert with transients. A twofold effort by police is designed to help homeless folks access services and to assuage ...

Teen boys accused of taking car from two young women

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Grand Junction police are looking for three teenage boys accused of stealing a car from two women early Sunday morning. The women, who were in their late teens or early 20s, were driving in the area of 15th Street and Orchard Avenue around 3 ...

State tries to cap ‘orphan’ wells near De Beque

By Dennis Webb

State oil and gas officials have been working to plug four old, leaky wells in the De Beque area, including one dating to 1911. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission spent some $200,000 to date on the project, partly to build an ...

Natural Resources director wants to keep job under Hickenlooper

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The man who has headed the Colorado Department of Natural Resources under Gov. Bill Ritter since May wants to stay on with the new administration. Mike King, a Montrose native who has served in several roles in the department, which ...

Wildlife officials to discuss water project

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Division of Wildlife next week will release an analysis of the potential effects on the Colorado River basin of a proposed Denver Water diversion project. Division staff members are scheduled to discuss the Moffat Firming Project ...

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Man, 73, reported missing in Montrose

By William Woody

Police were searching Saturday for an elderly Montrose man who had been reported missing. Alfonso Gutierrez, 73, was last seen by his wife at their home in the 1600 block of Bighorn Street in the Bear Creek subdivision Thursday night when the ...

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