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Energy giant agrees to pay record fine

By Dennis Webb

Williams has agreed to pay a record $423,300 fine to resolve a state investigation into a spring-contamination case in which a De Beque man drank benzene-tainted water. However, the company continues to dispute the contention of Colorado Oil ...

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Aircraft builder to provide 200 jobs; average pay at $47,000

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By this time next year, customers of a German aircraft manufacturer could be learning to fly their new craft in the clear, blue skies above Montrose. Extra Aircraft LLC, based in Dusseldorf, Germany, will open a North American manufacturing ...

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Driver sought in fatal shooting

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department asked for help Friday finding the driver of a vehicle who may have witnessed events during or after a fatal shooting involving a Colorado State Patrol trooper Tuesday night. The vehicle, a dark blue ...

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Talley’s, a mainstay on Main Street, to close

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Jerry Talley and his staff at Talley’s Restaurant are trying to keep their spirits sunny-side up after the sad announcement the restaurant will close next month. “When we run out of eggs and chicken fries, we’re going to ...

Grand Junction City Council seeking input on medical pot

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Grand Junction City Council members discussed during a retreat Friday how they plan to use public input to make a decision about the regulation of medical marijuana. The council has not ruled out passing a medical marijuana ordinance. Council ...

Grand Junction City Council wants public safety plan

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Grand Junction City Council members Friday directed City Manager Laurie Kadrich to come up with a 20-year plan for local public safety facilities. The plan will include a current list of public safety priorities, cost projections for ...

Cops: Montrose deaths possible murder-suicide

By Paul Shockley

The deaths of an 84-year-old Montrose woman and her 61-year-old son-in-law Friday in Montrose County are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide, authorities said. Jeanne L. Mennell and her son-in-law, Mark A. Koeman, were found dead ...

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Group pursues effort to recall Palisade mayor

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A group that wants to recall Palisade Mayor Dave Walker turned in its petition Friday, more than two weeks before its deadline to gather signatures. The petition contained 160 to 170 signatures, recall committee member Joyce Eielson said ...


Grand Junction man held in Wyoming vehicular homicide

By Paul Shockley

Bond was set at $500,000 Friday for a Grand Junction man who was arrested on allegations related to a fatal drunken-driving accident in Wyoming last month. Valdemir M. Villarreal, 24, 1535 Poplar Drive, surrendered Thursday at the Grand ...

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Extra Aircraft lands headquarters in Montrose

By William Woody

German based Extra Aircraft company celebrates the opening of its U.S. headquarters to the excitement of residents and officials in Montrose Friday morning July 23, 2010.  ...

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