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Paonia man arrested in 1981 murder

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A Paonia man has been arrested in connection with the 1981 murder of a miner who disappeared while protesting cuts in black lung disease benefits. Christopher Sorensen, 57, was arrested in Grand Junction on Tuesday after his attorney and ...

Ex-candidate Penry to pull for fellow Republicans

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No longer a candidate for governor, Josh Penry is planning to leverage his withdrawal from the race for maximum Republican advantage. It’s also possible that he’ll run again for the Senate seat he already holds, Penry said in an ...

Construction begins on wastewater plant

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Construction of a $22.8 million wastewater treatment plant began Thursday in Fruita. The plant is being built at 15 Road near the Colorado River by Garney Construction of Littleton. Construction is scheduled to conclude in 2012, and the city ...

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Grand Junction vacancy rate rises to 7.5 percent

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The vacancy rate for Grand Junction rental property more than tripled from the third quarter of 2008 to the third quarter of this year. As of September, 7.5 percent of rentals remained open in Grand Junction, up from a 2.4 percent vacancy ...

Warm weather a record, but it wonÂ’t last

By Amy Hamilton

Hold it right there. Before you head out the door, at least grab a coat. Don’t let Thursday’s balmy weather fool you. With a high of 68 degrees at 2:26 p.m., the temperature hit a record in Grand Junction. It hasn’t been ...

Builders finish gas pipeline to East Coast

By Dennis Webb

Pipeline builders have completed the last miles of a $6.7 billion, 1,700-mile journey to deliver locally produced natural gas to faraway markets in the eastern United States. The last, 179-mile leg of the 42-inch-diameter Rockies Express ...

Legislator to run again for Salazar’s House seat

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Three years ago, Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican who was largely unknown to the 3rd Congressional District, was trounced by the Democrat incumbent, John Salazar. That was the year Congress changed from Republican to Democrat ...

Drilling permit fee hiked amid debate over its necessity

By Dennis Webb

A federal drilling permit application fee first implemented a few years ago and increased this month by $2,500 should raise $45.5 million to pay for the government’s costs for processing oil and gas permits. Bureau of Land Management ...

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Roice-Hurst expansion may help control noise

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It’s no surprise dogs at the Roice-Hurst Humane Society in Clifton bark, yelp and make noise. But so do some of the hound’s neighbors. Neighbors of the four-decade-old pound, 3320 D 1/2 Road, have been complaining for years to ...

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Teen fights rare combo of diseases

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Mike Bamford yearns to jam a tee in the ground, waggle the driver and launch a Titleist as far as it will go, then set out to find the orb and wind up again. For the moment, though, the 16-year-old looks less like a golfer and more like a ...

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