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EPA head says responsible gas exploration vital

By Dennis Webb

Natural gas development is an important source of energy and economic growth in the United States, but it needs to be developed in a responsible manner, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said Tuesday in Aspen. Jackson ...

Town trustee resigns post, citing family

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The Palisade Town Board soon will begin looking for a new member following the resignation of Trustee Art Silver. Silver, who submitted his resignation June 15, said Tuesday he is moving to Denver to be closer to his two daughters. “My ...

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Suspect in infant death charged in burglary, auto theft

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man under investigation in the death of his infant son was charged formally Tuesday in connection with a pair of unrelated cases, which remain sealed under court order. In the first case, Dartanin D. Mitchell, 33, was charged ...

Speaker preaches value of downtown

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The focus on developing urban centers downtown and throughout Grand Junction in the city’s comprehensive plan could mean less urban sprawl. It also will mean more tax revenue for the city and Mesa County, according to a development ...

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River overtakes Riverfront Trail

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The high and swift Colorado River washed away a portion of the Riverfront Trail in Grand Junction, the latest victim of a record runoff that has stuck landowners and communities across western Colorado with expensive cleanup work. Roughly 30 ...

District 51 adds programs for kids with autism, older students

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District 51 is adding two new programs for special needs students this fall. Redlands Middle School will host the district’s first sixth-  through 12th-grade program specifically for students with autism. The program can hold up to ...

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Junction pipe company sold

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For many Grand Valley residents, Grand Junction Pipe and Supply creates its biggest impression with its eye-catching, award-winning Christmas parade floats, designed and built by employees and displayed outside the company’s office on ...

Anti-nuke activist upset at San Miguel commissioner

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Opponents of nuclear energy are building toward a resolution to declare Telluride a nuclear-free zone. Opponents had wanted a resolution for all of San Miguel County, but couldn’t persuade the commissioners, one of whom is Art ...

Court rules on water stored for drought protection

By Charles Ashby

Merely storing water in a reservoir does not qualify as beneficial use, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. For some water experts, that’s a huge decision. Others, however, say it isn’t unexpected because the ruling is ...

Commission OKs Parachute spills settlements

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Monday approved disciplinary settlements involving spills from two pits north of Parachute in the winter of 2007–08. Commission staff also said the actions bring the agency closer to ...

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