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For sale: One gas drilling rig, slightly used, recently rebuilt

By Staff

It’s not something you see every day on the side of the road with a for-sale sign, but when Scott Nordstrom wanted to sell a drilling rig in Rifle, that’s just where he put it — on the side of the interstate. “We kind ...


Garfield Commission opposes prison closure

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners have come out in opposition to a proposal to close the Rifle Correctional Facility. Commissioners acted this week after Rifle city manager John Hier asked if they planned to take a ...


Woman accused of aiding escape says she’s victim of felon husband

By Amy Hamilton

A woman accused of driving a getaway car that helped her husband, a convicted felon, escape from the Mesa County Jail during a jailbreak last fall called herself a victim during her first court appearance Tuesday. “I’m also the ...


Man dies a week after being stabbed

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A man who died Tuesday at his Pear Park home was stabbed in a fight with another man last week, and authorities are investigating whether one is related to the other. Douglas Bennett, 32, died days after he was released from St. Mary’s ...


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After inheriting ‘a mess,’ shelter’s staff and board turn things around

By Amy Hamilton

It seemed Ralf, a skittish blue heeler, would never be adopted. Months went by and a nonstop parade of potential dog owners chose to take home friendlier dogs from the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. After the poor thing was found abandoned in ...


Budget cuts mean district forced to trim

By Staff

District 51 officials are looking for areas to shave $2.3 million from the district’s 2009–10 budget in the wake of proposed cuts to K–12 education that were released last week by Gov. Bill Ritter. The largest hit will come ...


Judge Rice retires after last court docket toda

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Eight years after she was appointed to be the federal magistrate judge in Mesa County, Gudrun J. Rice is retiring. “It’s been a rich, rewarding and incredibly worthwhile experience,” but “the time seemed right” ...


GarCo to spend more on oil/gas audits

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners have agreed to spend as much as $350,000 beyond what they’ve previously approved for auditing production and personal property associated with oil and gas development. The action pushes the potential total ...


Downtown housing in GJ plan

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A strategic plan aimed at keeping downtown Grand Junction vital emphasizes the need to develop higher-density projects that offer a mix of commercial and residential space and indicates that a heavy dose of taxpayer funds will be required to ...


Salazar signs on to block Congress’ pay raise

By Staff

Congressman John Salazar, D-Colo., and at least two of his Colorado peers plan to support legislation to keep federal lawmakers from receiving their pay raises over the next two years. Eric Wortman, spokesman for the congressman, said Salazar ...


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