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Cold can pose drilling pad plumbing problems

By Dennis Webb

Every homeowner knows how the winter cold can test a property’s plumbing. It turns out, energy companies face the same ordeal. Frozen valves and other maladies, including operator errors trying to deal with cold-weather challenges, ...

Grand Junction City Council approves purchase of natural gas-run garbage trucks

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The Grand Junction City Council approved the purchase Monday of the city’s first four fleet vehicles powered entirely by compressed natural gas. The city will pay $1.05 million for four garbage trucks that are scheduled to arrive in ...

Central student, 15, accused of bringing gun, bullet to school

By Amy Hamilton

A 15-year-old Central High School student was booked into the Mesa County Youth Detention Center on Friday after allegedly showing off a handgun and a bullet during a creative writing class in school that day, according to the Mesa County ...


Longtime ‘Junque Man’ passes away Sunday

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A service for Bill Hill, known for nearly a quarter-century as “The Junque Man,” for his shop of the same name at 175 N. Third St., will be Feb. 13. Hill died Sunday. He was 92. The Junque Man store was an outgrowth of his ...


DA won’t seek death for suspect in wife’s murder

By Paul Shockley

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson said he has assured British authorities that he won’t seek the death penalty for a Grand Junction hotel owner turned poker star who is accused of killing his wife in 1997. Beeson on Monday ...

Mesa among 20 counties to receive crop damage relief

By Staff

Mesa County and several other western Colorado counties are eligible for federal assistance because of crop damage from drought and frost. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a disaster ...

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Woman pleads not guilty in dog’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita woman pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that she obstructed law enforcement’s investigation of a dog’s death on Colorado National Monument. Melissa Lockhart, 32, who appeared in Grand Junction free on bond, has ...

Lawmakers try to shore up pension plan for public workers

By Charles Ashby

Lawmakers hope a measure approved in the Colorado Senate on Monday will help shore up the state’s largest public pension plan. Senate Bill 1, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, and Senate President ...

Salazar’s war chest heftier than Tipton’s

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., said his fourth-quarter fundraising stuffed his campaign chest with nearly $850,000. One of his two potential Republican opponents, Scott Tipton of Cortez, said he had cleared $108,000 in the 46 days of his ...

Trial underway for ex-Mesa educator

By Paul Shockley

Jury selection ran a full day on Monday in the trial of a former teacher and school board member accused in an alleged five-year secret sexual relationship with an underage girl. Rodney Eddy, 68, of Mesa, appeared free on bond in District ...

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