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EnCana to pay $200,000 over bird deaths

By Dennis Webb

EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. will pay $200,000 in community-service payments and fines after pleading guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor violations related to the deaths of some 60 federally protected birds in western Colorado and ...

Baiting big game alleged in grand jury indictment

By Staff

A big-game outfitter in Meeker has been indicted by a Denver federal grand jury for allegedly baiting elk and deer for customers to kill, according to the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office. Authorities allege Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 69, ...

Olathe, Ouray to vote on dispensaries

By William Woody

Voters in Olathe and Ouray will decide the legality of medical-marijuana dispensaries within city limits this fall, joining a long list of Colorado cities grappling to decide on the controversial issue. Members of the Olathe Town Board this ...

Reports on fatal shooting by trooper in DA’s hands

By Paul Shockley

An investigation into the fatal shooting of a man by a Colorado State Patrol trooper is in the hands of Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday said reports in the case were turned ...

Boys, girls eat together again at lunch

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An experiment in gender-segregated lunches ended after three days at Grand Mesa Middle School. The school decided Monday to try having girls-only and boys-only lunch periods. Complaints from parents and students, though, brought the ...

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Plateau Valley School District cuts costs with four-day week

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Plateau Valley School District 50 students will have Fridays off this year as the district goes to a four-day week. The district discussed the change as budget news continually worsened throughout the 2009–10 school year, District 50 ...

Carbon-capture project near Craig gets boost

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A project to study the potential of carbon sequestration in northwest Colorado received a $5 million boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Colorado state geologist said. The project, which could show the way for other sequestration ...

Local Katrina project featured five years later

By Dennis Webb

A western Colorado effort to aid a Mississippi community ravaged by Hurricane Katrina almost five years ago is scheduled to be highlighted in a national news broadcast tonight. Garfield County resident Tom Dalessandri, the coordinator of ...

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Egg scare drives sales for smaller producers

By Amy Hamilton

An outbreak of salmonella from eggs that has sickened more than 2,000 Americans and spread to at least 22 states has some local hobby chicken farmers clucking about the benefits of locally grown food. “We know our eggs come from the ...

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‘Dog’ crew meets cops in traffic stop

By Paul Shockley

A sport utility vehicle with the entourage of television bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman was pulled over by a Grand Junction police officer Tuesday night before the driver was let go with a warning, police said Wednesday. Grand ...

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