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State to probe use of diesel fuel in fracking

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas regulators have opened an investigation into the use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing of wells after concerns raised by three members of Congress earlier this week. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, joined fellow ...

District 51 weighs calendar options

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District 51 school board members will decide Feb. 15 whether next year’s calendar will include four-day school weeks, a year-round system, or look much like this year. Board members listened to information about numerous 2011–12 ...

Man conquers 1st part of cancer journey and now needs help with second phase

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After a year of radiation treatment, chemotherapy and surgery, Larry Creasman, 61, got the word recently that he is cancer-free. Creasman, however, is not bill-free. He and his wife, Barbara, along with several friends, hope to raise $30,000 ...

Mesa County ‘cautiously optimistic’  on recovery

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Encouraged by a recent spurt in sales-tax revenue after months of declines, Mesa County leaders said Tuesday they are “cautiously optimistic” about the local economy beginning to rebound in 2011. But the prospect of a significant ...

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27 restaurants awarded Blue Ribbons

By Amy Hamilton

A day after receiving the award, Lynda Hartman, co-owner of Fraps & Wraps, 150 W. Main St., Unit C, neatly tucked her Blue Ribbon into a frame. That’s because it is more than just a piece of paper. The distinction, awarded annually ...

Clifton teen slated for trial in friend’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton teenager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to the shooting death of his friend. Kenneth Cates, 16, is now scheduled for trial over four days starting May 31 before District Judge Thomas Deister. Cates, who was in ...

Udall backs balanced budget rule

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Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., wants the federal government to operate on a balanced budget, a sentiment that long has originated from the other side of the political aisle. Udall is joining forces with Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., on a ...

Tipton to address conservatives Thursday

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will speak Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Western Slope Conservative Alliance. Tipton will be speaking in Grand Junction for the first time since taking office in January. The meeting is at 6:30 ...

Dow tops 12,000 for first time in 31 months

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 148 points Tuesday to close at 12,040, the Dow’s highest finish since June 19, 2008. The S&P 500 also had a good day, finishing 21 points up at 1,307, a high also not seen since June ...

Mesa County delays annexation into Clifton, Fruitvale tax district

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Mesa County commissioners will indefinitely postpone annexing properties into a taxing district in Clifton and Fruitvale while they solicit feedback from developers, real-estate agents and others who have voiced concerns about the ...

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