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Speaker: Natural gas innovations could be Grand Junction’s next legacy in state

By Emily Shockley

Natural gas fueling stations and vehicles that run on liquefied natural gas may be Grand Junction’s next legacy in Colorado, according to the keynote speaker Thursday at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership’s 25th anniversary ...

Veterans Day observances start Saturday in Grand Junction

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Veterans Day observances begin Saturday with the annual veterans parade through downtown Grand Junction and continue through the Nov. 11 holiday and to the end of the week. The parade this year is geared to recognize veterans of World War II, ...

Highway 13 work north of Rifle suspended until spring

By Staff

A $13 million project for rebuilding a stretch of Colorado Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker has been suspended for the winter months, state highway officials said Thursday. The Colorado Department of Transportation said work is ...

Teacher used school’s e-mail account to back candidate, violated policy

By Emily Shockley

A School District 51 teacher who sent an e-mail to other district employees promoting Rose Pugliese for school board unintentionally violated school district policy, according to district spokesman Jeff Kirtland. District 51 employees are ...

Knife at school gets student arrested

By Paul Shockley

A Central High School student who was arrested Wednesday with a hunting knife told authorities he frequently took the weapon with him to school and his classes, according to an arrest affidavit. Justin T. Hammock, 18, Clifton, said he had not ...

User fees divide OHV riders

By Staff

Some local off-highway-vehicle users are fuming over a proposal to cut funding for trail building and rehabilitation by $2.24 million. Proponents are asking Colorado State Parks to adopt a new formula for the distribution of OHV user fees, ...

Plea deal still mulled in vehicle-title probe

By Amy Hamilton

Former insurance adjuster Terry Robinson, 48, indicted for fraud and bribery by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, again had a plea agreement deadline extended in court by a judge. Robinson was expected to enter a plea Thursday in ...

Fracking-liquid rule discussed

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The state has yet to receive any requests from medical professionals for information on chemicals used in oil and gas development since new inventory and reporting requirements went into effect, a regulatory official said ...

Briefs, Nov. 5, 2009

By Staff

Flu shots available Sunday at parish Seasonal flu vaccinations will be available for people ages 18 and older from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Parish Hall, Third Street and White Avenue. Medicare, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and ...

Second jury clears former Rifle man of child-sex abuse allegations

By Dennis Webb

A former Rifle barbershop owner left Colorado on Wednesday to start a new life after being cleared of charges of sexual assault on children, his attorney said. A jury acquitted Michael William Wood late Friday night following a four-day ...

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