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Mining conference hears about natural gas storage

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Engineers hoping to use underground caverns for storage of natural gas or other substances should view regulators as partners, a company leader told members of the industry Monday. Bobcat Natural Gas Storage worked with about 40 agencies to ...

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Fruita boy, 8, recounts drive that turned scary—almost

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It was a drive to church that an 8-year-old Fruita boy and his grandmother won’t soon forget. Dillon Earl, a second-grader at Shelledy Elementary School, was on his way to Fellowship Church in Grand Junction on Sunday when his ...


Salary cuts start at top for local leaders

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When budget cuts loom, local leaders agree cuts should start at the top. Mesa County personnel saw early signs of an economic downturn back in 2008, according to County Administrator Jon Peacock. Consequently, his $125,004 salary ...

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Delta sex offender moves after 20 days

By Paul Shockley

A state-labeled sexually violent predator’s stay in Delta lasted 20 days. Leonires Ruben Duran, 52, who was the focus of a community notification meeting April 15 in Delta, walked into the Delta Police Department and de-registered ...

Limiting tax credit on large business wins first approval

By Charles Ashby

A measure to place a three-year cap on tax credits that large businesses located inside enterprise zones can claim won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. House Bill 1200 would cap those credits to $250,000 a year, which ...

Quick-thinking boy steers truck to safety

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When the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to Interstate 70 on Sunday morning, it sounded like a routine medical call. What paramedics discovered when they arrived, however, was anything but ordinary. Eight-year-old Dillon Earl ...

Cyclists peddle ideas during tour

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Local transportation planners and bicyclists strapped on their helmets and pedaled around Grand Junction on Sunday afternoon so they could see how local roads and trails can be enhanced for two-wheelers as part of a Mesa County comprehensive ...

Former chief still on job hunt

By Paul Shockley

After missing out recently on jobs in Washington and Montana, former Grand Junction Police Chief Bill Gardner said he’s waiting to hear back on two more job applications. Gardner, 61, declined to identify where else he is seeking police ...

Valley Investments’ assets could be sold more quickly through bankruptcy filing

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The receivership for Valley Investments has filed papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, a move aimed at allowing it to sell property more quickly. Valley Investments failed nearly a year ago, but the receivership appointed by Denver district court ...

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Exercisers generate electricity at Mesa State facility

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People working out on one of eight specially equipped exercise machines at the Mesa State College Hamilton Recreation Center can help power the Maverick Center building while burning calories. The cross-training machines, also known as ...

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