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Delta County man gives his side of road confrontation

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Delta County resident Paul Johnson testified Wednesday afternoon that his neighbor, John Wool, is a “bully,” and that he acted in self-defense when he sprayed Wool in the face with bear pepper spray. Johnson, 66, ...

Firm buys holder of oil-shale lease

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An Estonian company that has pioneered oil shale in eastern Europe purchased the company that holds the only oil shale demonstration lease in Utah. Enefit’s purchase of the Oil Shale Exploration Co. will be a boon to the United States, ...

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Derailment cleared from 3 crossings in Hotchkiss

By William Woody

HOTCHKISS —  A scheduled upgrade of the rail line through the North Fork Valley didn’t happen soon enough to prevent a derailment Wednesday morning near downtown Hotchkiss. Around 8 a.m., one engine and five cars in a train ...

Comments cost ex-NPR official new Aspen job

By Dennis Webb

Controversial comments that caused an Aspen resident to leave his National Public Radio position early also have cost him his new job. Ronald Schiller will not be heading the Aspen Institute Arts Program, institute spokesman James Spiegelman ...

Study links school bullying to risky behavior in victims

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A new study finds bullied teens in Colorado are at greater risk than their fellow students of binge drinking, using marijuana, fighting and considering suicide. The Colorado Department of Education released the Healthy Kids Colorado survey ...

Montrose County declared StormReady by weather service

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently declared Montrose County is “StormReady.” To receive the designation, the county completed an application and adopted a series of emergency plans, ...

‘Bobby’ fest poses snags, agencies say

By Paul Shockley

Coupled with Country Jam over the same days, Bobby’s Birthday Bash may overburden Mesa County’s public-safety resources and will require the renegotiation of a county contract to cover the two events, representatives from affected ...

Club 20 likes GOP redistricting plan

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A Republican measure in the Colorado House would reinstate some of the redistricting criteria that were removed in the last session by Democrats. The latest bill, H.B. 1276, garnered the support of Western Slope advocacy organization Club 20 ...

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Sewer requirement for developer upheld

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A divided Mesa County Commission on Tuesday agreed to require a developer to provide sewer service to a 98-acre commercial and industrial subdivision off 32 Road on East Orchard Mesa. The board voted 2–1 — Commissioner Steve ...

Udall, Hatch propose panel on duplicate federal programs

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A Senate committee to reduce government waste could slash billions of dollars from the federal budget, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said, citing a federal report. Udall and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, proposed the committee, saying it would offer ...

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