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Xcel: Sunday power outage a mystery

By Paul Shockley

An Xcel Energy official said crews do not know why some 2,800 customers in Grand Junction and parts of Clifton were without power for more than two hours on Sunday. “We don’t have a cause,” said Mark Stutz, Xcel ...

Open space eyed for bike park, disc golf course

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A formerly tamarisk-choked swath of land could become a mountain bike park and disc golf course under a proposal being developed by the city of Fruita and local recreation organizations. City parks and recreation officials this summer are ...

Drilling regulator: Well blowouts rare in Colorado, effects are mostly minimal

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado oil and gas regulator says well blowouts are a rarity in Colorado, and any impacts generally are limited to the drilling site. Stuart Ellsworth, acting engineering manager for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, ...

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Deadline today for campaign donors to seek Ritter refunds

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans who donated to Gov. Bill Ritter’s now-defunct re-election campaign have until today to request a refund. Those who don’t will see their money go to other causes, which may or may not have anything to do with political ...

At 101 degrees, Sunday’s heat ties Junction record

By Paul Shockley

A high temperature measured at 101 degrees Sunday tied Grand Junction’s all-time record for June 6, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The 101 reading, which came at 4:36 p.m. near Grand Junction Regional ...

State candidate backs pot measures

By Paul Shockley

A Boulder prosecutor challenging for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ job said Sunday he backs measures that will give local communities authority to ban medical marijuana dispensaries via ordinance, while also allowing them to ...

Fruita board pitching in cash to help host events

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Fruita businesses and organizations that want to host entertainment events could soon receive some cash assistance from the city to help cover the cost of putting on those events. The City Council has approved a grant program that will make a ...

Grand Junction to get new hotels north of F and 24 roads

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Work has begun on a four-story Candlewood Suites hotel north of 24 and F roads at 654 Market St. The 52,699-square-foot hotel will have 97 rooms and 112 parking spaces. The Koehler Organization, based in Aberdeen, S.D., is developing the ...

Medical pot bills among last Gov. Ritter will sign

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter has only a few more days to act on the last bills of his administration. The governor, who is not seeking re-election, plans to travel to southwest Colorado, the San Luis Valley, the central mountains and, finally, back to ...

Obituary scammers prey on elderly

By Amy Hamilton

Never underestimate how low a scammer will sink to wrestle money from a senior citizen. One of the latest trends has con artists reading obituaries to glean information about surviving family members. The scammers call the surviving spouse ...

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