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Panel approves most new rules on oil and gas

By Dennis Webb

A legislative panel Friday night approved the bulk of a package of new Colorado oil and gas rules, rebuffing attempts to remove provisions some lawmakers criticized as overreaching and contrary to legislative intent. The joint Committee on ...


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TROOPERS TRACKING LINKS BETWEEN CELL PHONE USE, CRASHES

By Amy Hamilton

Just about any driver can relate. You’re behind the wheel and another driver, chatting away on a cell phone, isn’t paying attention to the road. You steer your vehicle out of harm’s way, maybe escaping a collision, and ...


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TROOPERS TRACKING LINKS BETWEEN CELL PHONE USE, CRASHES

By Amy Hamilton

Just about any driver can relate. You’re behind the wheel and another driver, chatting away on a cell phone, isn’t paying attention to the road. You steer your vehicle out of harm’s way, maybe escaping a collision, and ...


Delta Petroleum reports loss, cuts employees

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Delta Petroleum Corp., which has significant Piceance Basin holdings, laid off several employees this week. The cutbacks were a sharp reversal from the ambitious plans the company had less than a year ago for the Piceance Basin. During the ...


Suspect in fatal crash hears charges

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The Parachute man being held in connection with the deaths of a mother and her 6-month-old daughter Saturday morning could face as many as 84 years in prison. Derrick Maxfield, 20, learned Thursday morning of the dozen charges he faces in ...


Lack of early education linked to crime later, police chief says

By Amy Hamilton

At-risk children without access to early educational opportunities are more likely to wind up committing crimes later in life, Grand Junction Police Chief Bill Gardner said during a news conference Thursday. Gardner’s appearance at ...


GJ Steel to close; 100 to lose jobs

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Hirschfeld Industries, which purchased Grand Junction Steel two years ago, is closing the plant, eliminating nearly 100 jobs in Grand Junction. Executives with Hirschfeld on Tuesday told employees at Grand Junction Steel of the decision, the ...


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Candidates weigh in on public-safety issue

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Grand Junction City Council candidates said Thursday night the city must drastically alter its plans to build a series of new public safety buildings, with most saying they would not support going back to voters and asking for a tax ...


Minister appealing board’s decision to grant strip club permit

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A Grand Junction minister and vocal opponent of a proposed strip club has filed an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of a conditional-use permit that will allow the club to serve alcohol. New Day Ministries pastor Mike ...


Tanker spills 5,000 gallons of toxic gas

By Amy Hamilton

Quick action by local authorities and help from law enforcement across the Western Slope helped contain a massive spill of a highly flammable, toxic chemical that traveled down Rifle’s main road after a tanker rolled Thursday morning. ...


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