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DRILLING 4 11-16

Natural gas price decline, tight credit, new energy rules could decrease Piceance development

By Dennis Webb

Denver natural gas broker John Harpole recently conducted what he calls a “back of the envelope” survey of about eight energy companies’ northwest Colorado drilling plans. From the perspective of Harpole and others in the ...

Enstrom to close facility in Arvada

By Staff

Enstrom Candies is putting its candy-making focus solely on its headquarters in Grand Junction. Store owners on Nov. 7 closed the company’s Arvada manufacturing operation, making the state-of-the-art facility in Grand Junction its sole ...

Pot bust puts $112,000 in sheriff’s coffers

By Amy Hamilton

Fighting crime, sometimes, does pay. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department received more than $112,000 Friday for its part in uncovering one of the Western Slope’s largest marijuana growing operations in 2006. After a cooperative ...

Oil, gas lease proposal would mean 60 wells on 19,465 acres

By Staff

Federal officials are studying issues to be addressed in a proposal to develop oil and gas leases on 19,465 surface acres on the Bull Mountain Unit in northwest Gunnison County. The unit is about five miles north of the Paonia Reservoir near ...

Meis’ energy firm sells, but he plans to remain in job

By Staff

The local oil and gas industry services company owned by newly re-elected county Commissioner Craig Meis is being swallowed by a larger national outfit.  Nebraska-based Olsson Associates national engineering and design firm is acquiring ...

Wild, scenic designation possible for parts of Colorado River, creek

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The U.S. Forest Service is moving ahead on a proposal to determine whether parts of the Colorado River and Deep Creek are suitable candidates for inclusion in the national Wild and Scenic River System. The Colorado River Water Conservation ...

Xcel says electricity costs to increase by $5 a month per household next summer

By Staff

Xcel Energy plans to hike its rates for electricity across the board, but the bump in bills won’t happen until next summer. In a filing Friday, the utility proposed a $174.4 million electricity rate increase for Colorado, which the ...

Second boy suspected of conspiring in attack

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Parents of a second suspect accused of conspiring in the attack of a Montrose High School student said their son was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kim and Charlie Brown of Montrose listened Friday in Montrose County District ...

111508 robber

Police tie DNA of suspect to bank robbery

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A man awaiting trial on charges he robbed three Grand Junction businesses has been tied to the armed robbery of a Grand Junction bank using DNA, police said Friday. James Joseph Jones, 46, is being held in the Utah County Jail in Orem, Utah, ...


Schools to get low-calorie Coca-Cola sodas

By Staff

It’s the swan song for soda at District 51 schools. Well, full-calorie soda, at least. A 10-year contract that kept Pepsi machines in schools across the district stocked with the soft-drink company’s lineup of carbonated, ...

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