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Spate of car crashes keeps troopers, police busy

By Staff

A rash of car accidents kept authorities with the Colorado State Patrol and Grand Junction Police Department busy Monday despite clear roads and mild weather. Two men were sent to the hospital after an Eagle Talon careened into a fence near ...

Keep rules on energy, say wildlife professionals

By Dave Buchanan

A veritable honor roll of career wildlife professionals has asked the state’s legislators to support rules protecting fish and wildlife habitat affected by energy development. The letter, sent to each of the state’s legislators ...

CNBC to spotlight GJ

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There was a somber interlude during an otherwise festive night last Friday in which Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce leaders bemoaned the current tough business climate. Energy companies have scaled back expansion plans and pulled out ...

Paleontology provisions threaten bill that includes Dominguez conservation

By Staff

Language inserted into a sprawling federal lands bill could delay or sideline the legislation, including provisions to create the 209,610-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, according to Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo. Salazar ...

Energy consultant opens new Rifle office

By Dennis Webb

An Arvada firm that provides environmental consulting to oil and gas companies is opening a larger office in western Colorado, reflecting its confidence in the energy industry’s local future despite recent cutbacks in drilling. LT ...

For home-schoolers, ski lessons double as PE classes

By Staff

No odorous locker rooms can be found in the physical education class Tamar Clifford’s kids take. They don’t have to run a timed mile, nor do they get to play dodgeball. But their PE class may be the envy of all PE ...

Farm fire near Collbran destroys equipment

By Staff

An early morning fire at a farm northeast of Collbran consumed a shed and destroyed farm equipment valued at roughly $180,000, according to Mike Harvey, chief of the Plateau Valley Fire District. Harvey said crew responded to the fire around ...

Handguns, ammo found in parolee’s GJ home

By Staff

A routine search of a parolee’s home in the 600 block of Americana Drive yielded two handguns and a bevy of ammunition, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. David Harley Parker, 28, was arrested on suspicion of illegally ...

Doctor says gender the reason she lost her practice in Junction

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A former Grand Junction anesthesiologist is suing Community Hospital, saying that she lost her practice there because she is a woman. Dr. Hana Teissler said in the suit filed in Mesa County District Court that she was squeezed out of a job ...

Public safety facilities not on spring ballot

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Any effort to pitch a reworked sales-tax increase to Grand Junction voters to pay for a series of new public safety buildings will not happen this spring. The deadline to certify the contents of the April 7 municipal ballot is Friday , and ...

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