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Tow-truck driver sees oddities, heartbreaks at accident scenes

By Staff

For almost 30 years Larry Walker drove a big rig across the western United States. Two years ago, he changed careers. Instead of an 18-wheeler, he now drives a tow truck and has pulled twisted metal from some of the most horrific accidents ...

New coal mine may produce soon

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A new coal mine north of Grand Junction could be as close as four years from full production, if it clears environmental and market hurdles. The Bureau of Land Management has opened a 60-day comment period on the Red Cliff Mine, which is to ...

Man sentenced to probation in teen sex sting

By Amy Hamilton

A Colorado Springs man who drove to Grand Junction in an attempt to meet and have sex with a 14-year-old girl in a local park was sentenced Friday to 10 years to life on probation. Instead of meeting the girl, Metzler was met and arrested by ...

Find on Roan could help oil shale work

By Dennis Webb

To vandals, they were just rocks and rubble. To geologists, the drilling core samples and well cuttings that until recently were stored at the old Anvil Points mine west of Rifle might contain clues to help open the door to commercial ...

Brady Trucking wins round in riverfront flap

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A petition that would have overturned industrial zoning along the Colorado River in south downtown failed after Grand Junction City Clerk Stephanie Tuin disqualified some signatures. Her ruling left petitioners short of the minimum number ...

Explosion blasts roof off home; renter OK

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Grand Junction man suffered only minor injuries in a propane explosion inside his home Friday afternoon. An official with the Clifton Fire Protection District said the man is “very lucky” to be alive. Darwin Easter had minor ...


By Duffy Hayes

Last week in Washington, D.C., Naval Reserve officer and Grand Junction local Lt. Marshall Metli got a surprise visit from his soon-to-be new boss — President-elect Barack Obama. “I was really impressed by how personable he was. ...

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Briefs: Mobile Junction January 16, 2009

By Staff

Man optimistic even in leanest of times • The combined misfortunes of the world’s commodity prices have collectively cut Robert Nichols’ daily wages in half. “When cans are 70 cents a pound, you can make $20 a ...

Northwest industrial zone backed

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A severe shortage of industrial land in the Grand Valley that developers and real estate agents say has hamstrung businesses looking to expand or move here could be alleviated in northwest Grand Junction. But it will come at the expense of ...

Company increases drilling near Silt

By Dennis Webb

A Denver energy company is proposing to expand on its drilling program between New Castle and Silt by putting in nearly 200 wells over four to seven years. Orion Energy Partners has submitted a master development plan with the U.S. Bureau of ...

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