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Deadline nears for Extra Aviation to sign lease that would free up funds

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A $1 million grant that would help bring Extra Aviation to Montrose will disappear June 24 if a lease is not finalized between the company and Montrose County. Economic development and county officials said Tuesday the ...

BLM gives Oxbow OK to dig more coal at Elk Creek mine

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Oxbow Mining LLC has been cleared to pursue 3.8 million tons of recoverable coal, which would extend the mine’s operations by a year, the Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday. The BLM approved a lease ...

Feds must push shale, expert says

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The United States has the natural resources — oil shale among them — to achieve energy independence, the senior researcher for the RAND Corp. said. James T. Bartis, senior policy researcher for RAND, was questioned Tuesday by U.S. ...

Briefs, June 8, 2011

By Staff

Police cancer fundraiser today Dollar Donut Day, a team fundraising effort by   Cops Against Cancer, will take place today at two locations. The event will be from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Grand Junction Police Department, Sixth Street and ...

Montrose County scales back school cuts

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose County School District budget cuts will not be as severe as originally projected for the 2011–12 school year, a small piece of good news in otherwise tough times for education funding, district officials ...

Montrose council approves city manager contract

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose City Council unanimously approved a compensation package worth nearly $149,000 for William (Bill) Bell, the Delta man chosen to become the new city manager. “William Bell is an excellent fit for the ...

Redlands schools lose pupils, gain classrooms

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End-of-the-school-year enrollment data show Rocky Mountain Elementary School is at risk of brimming over capacity in the next few years, while elementary schools in the Redlands have room to spare. The 20,596 students enrolled in District 51 ...

Floodwater takes toll on homes, roads

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With the snowmelt-swollen Colorado River expected to crest overnight in De Beque Canyon, floodwater Tuesday began to creep into a few Mesa County residents’ homes and washed out a road in Fruita. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...

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Local PBS producer nominated for 3 Emmys

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rocky Mountain PBS producer Greg Mikolai has received three award nominations for his work on the locally produced documentary, “The Colorado National Monument: Celebrating 100 Years of John Otto’s Dream.” Mikolai was ...

Motorcycle plunges off highway, kills Utah man

By Paul Shockley

A 74-year-old man was killed Monday after his motorcycle plunged off Colorado Highway 141. Patrick J. Mungari, of St. George, Utah, was with a group of 11 riders traveling north when his motorcycle drifted off the right side of the highway ...

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