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Trucker: Rig had stalled eight hours before fatal crash

By Paul Shockley

An Illinois man facing a criminally negligent-homicide charge told authorities his tractor-trailer had been broken down on the side of Interstate 70 for nearly eight hours Tuesday before a fatal accident occurred near his truck. Tinauris C. ...

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Launch of Cameo solar project celebrated

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Xcel Energy’s coal-fired power plant at Cameo and a demonstration solar project that became operational at the site this spring are likely to shut down at the end of this year, according to an Xcel official. That doesn’t rule out ...

Montrose area eyed for plant, 200 jobs

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Government and economic development officials in Montrose County said Wednesday they are close to persuading an international manufacturing company to bring up to 200 new jobs to the community. The state,  Montrose County, the Montrose ...

Wolf signs at ranch vague, tests show

By Dave Buchanan

Samples of what researchers thought was wolf scat near De Beque were too decomposed to prove their origin, according to a lab report issued this week. The Robert Wayne Lab at UCLA conducted DNA tests of what the researchers picked up on the ...

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Palisade Rotary Club is fifth in Grand Valley

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The Grand Valley officially launched its fifth chapter of Rotary International last month when the Palisade Sunrise club was chartered. The club reached 20 members in June, making it eligible for a Rotary charter. Members had been meeting as ...

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Utes, other tribes reconnect to culture

By Bob Silbernagel

FORT DUCHESNE, Utah — MaryLee Longhair grew up speaking Ute on the Ute Reservation of northeastern Utah. A Ute woman, Longhair didn’t start speaking English until she entered grade school. “It was real difficult,” she ...

Roadless areas are focus of proposed forest oil, gas plan

By Dennis Webb

A proposal identifying 266,599 acres as available for oil and gas development on the White River National Forest would protect some of that acreage by limiting surface disturbances in roadless areas. But while about 141,000 of those acres are ...

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Man dies in crash; another arrested

By Amy Hamilton

A 60-year-old Grand Junction man is dead and an Illinois truck driver has been arrested in connection to the death on Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Jose E. Aragon was taken by CareFlight to St. ...

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Bystanders rescue dog from drain

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A Chihuahua was rescued Tuesday after he fell into a storm drain that was filling with water in south downtown Grand Junction. Witnesses reported seeing the dog, which appeared to be blind, walking in the middle of South Seventh Street before ...

Bankrupt doc making $15K every month

By Amy Hamilton

A Montrose doctor who is in bankruptcy proceedings and being investigated by the federal government reported he is earning $15,000 a month at an Urgent Care clinic in Texas, according to bankruptcy filings. Dr. Sam Jahani and his wife, ...

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