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Plenty of coal yet to be mined from the Uinta region

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Old coal mines dot the route along Energy Alley from Green River, Utah, to Rifle, from small holes punched into the Bookcliffs overlooking the Grand Valley to the closed Roadside Mine in De Beque Canyon. North of Grand Junction, miners are ...

Cops seek suspect in dog’s dragging death

By Amy Hamilton

Law enforcement officials Wednesday night were trying to locate the person they suspect dragged a dog to death behind a vehicle up Rim Rock Drive, Colorado National Monument Superintendent Joan Anzelmo said. An anonymous tip line that ...

Reality sets in for bidders looking for foreclosure auction bargains

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Colleen Proctor arrived Wednesday at the year’s final Mesa County foreclosure auction looking for a deal. Like many before her, she left empty-handed. Just 24 of the 361 foreclosed homes brought to auction in Mesa County this year sold ...

DA’s office levels 18 charges against man in Fruitvale party shootings

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors on Wednesday filed 18 charges against a man accused of shooting five people during an early-morning party this month at a Fruitvale home. Joshua Gregory Anton, 20, was formally charged with six counts of first-degree assault, ...

Valley Investments employee pleads not guilty

By Paul Shockley

A woman who authorities allege helped keep the books for Valley Investments pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Shawnee Carver, 33, a Valley Investments employee who was named in a 33-count ...

Curry bill would keep river rights-of-way in public hands

By Charles Ashby

Commercial rafting companies would be able to take their guests on rivers that cross through private property whether landowners like it or not under a measure Rep. Kathleen Curry plans to introduce next session. Though settled in other ...

Shine on, full moon, blue or not

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While some will gaze at a blue moon as the clock strikes 12 tonight, strict Farmers’ Almanac adherents will simply see a full moon. The Maine Farmers’ Almanac, in its 1932 through 1957 editions, defines a blue moon — which ...


Snow to let up for a cold New Year

By Amy Hamilton

You’re in heaven if you like the powdery snow and cold temperatures. Temperatures tonight for New Year’s Eve celebrations will be especially chilly with lows at about 7 degrees, according to the National Weather Service of Grand ...

Rifle all fueled up for change

By Staff

A community that long has had one foot planted in traditional energy development now is working to plant the other just as firmly in the emerging alternative-energy industry. The city of Rifle is planning an Energy Innovation Center with the ...

Energy Initiative helps green Colorado’s communities

By Staff

When Gov. Bill Ritter launched his New Energy Communities Initiative with $10 million in grants in 2008, the idea was to foster community programs in areas such as energy efficiency and conservation and carbon-emissions reduction. It also ...

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