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School breakfasts will remain free through May

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District 51 students who qualify for reduced-price meals will continue to receive free breakfasts through the end of this school year, despite the likelihood state funding will be cut for the free breakfast program after March 31. The Joint ...


State Patrol investigates lost dispatch recordings

By Paul Shockley

An equipment failure is to blame for the loss of an unknown number of recordings between Colorado State Patrol troopers and dispatchers in Montrose late last year. State Patrol Sgt. John Hahn, a Front Range spokesman for the agency, said ...


Garfield County’s criticism off base on new oil, gas rules, industry says

By Dennis Webb

A trade group for western Colorado energy companies says Garfield County’s criticisms of the state’s new oil and gas rules are unwarranted and economically jeopardize the region. The West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association ...


College put $317 million into Junction

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Mesa State College directly and indirectly infused an estimated $317 million into the community in 2009 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by the school. That’s an increase of 40 percent from the college’s economic ...


$230,000 grant to help build trail for bicycles

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Bicyclists who crave pedaling around the orchards at the east end of the Grand Valley will have a direct and safer link from the Colorado River within the next year. Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a $352,000 contract to build a ...


Additional reserves OK’d for 2 coal mines

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Two North Fork-area mines can move forward immediately on additional coal reserves, the Bureau of Land Management decided. Bowie Resources’ No. 2 mine won’t have to leave behind 1.43 million tons of coal under 160 surface acres, ...


Five more businesses snared in liquor stings

By Staff

Five Mesa County businesses were ticketed over the weekend for selling alcohol to minors in what was a second law enforcement sweep in as many weeks. Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...


Transparency at center of fracking debate

By Dennis Webb

In September, the state of Wyoming began requiring public disclosure of the contents of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas wells. It’s a case study that Jeff Madison, Rio Blanco County planning director and ...


Expert: Energy boom may skip W. Slope, for now

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The last boom in the western Colorado economy came as oil prices approached and then cleared $100 a barrel. Oil prices again are forecast to hit the same milestone, but energy companies, rather than rushing back into the Piceance Basin, are ...


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Mother questions investigation of Virginia woman’s death in Glenwood Springs

By Dennis Webb

A Virginia woman is questioning the investigation by Glenwood Springs police into the Nov. 17 death of her daughter. Lurina Rios, 26, was found dead in her room in Glenwood Springs. The autopsy ruled the death to be an accident resulting from ...


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