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Electric bills expected to fall

By Staff

Typical Colorado residents likely will pay about 13 percent less for electricity during the first quarter of 2009. Xcel Energy filed its quarterly rate proposal Friday with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and it requested lowering ...


SECOND-LARGEST GAS PRODUCER TO RUN HALF AS MANY RIGS LOCALLY

By Dennis Webb

EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) next year plans to operate fewer than half as many drilling rigs as it has averaged for this year in western Colorado, and it will slash its capital spending in the region by nearly $200 million. The cutback is ...


St. Mary’s honored for heart, pneumonia care

By Melinda Mawdsley

St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center has received a national award recognizing the value and efficiency of its services. The Leapfrog Group announced Thursday that St. Mary’s was one of 13 hospitals in the nation to receive its ...


Overall Dist. 51 mill levy to drop

By Staff

The School District 51 Board of Education on Thursday certified the mill levy rates that will be used for 2009 property tax collection. The board acted four days before a state deadline. The board set the levy for its general fund at 28.9 ...


Accused kidnapper of girl has hearing postponed

By Amy Hamilton

A plea hearing was postponed Thursday for a Grand Junction man accused of attempting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl by placing her in the trunk of his car and driving away. Michael Byerrum, 40, is expected to enter a plea in his case during a ...


Martin Gun auction 12-11-8

Man who was subject of raid now selling his firearms

By Staff

The “Infamous Bill Martin” will auction off more than 150 of the guns the Mesa County SWAT team and federal investigators seized more than a year ago, according to a flier from United Auctioneers. Martin said with law enforcement ...


Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rules rewrite to be reviewed

By Dennis Webb

A state commission’s unanimous, final approval of new oil and gas regulations this week will be far from the last word on the subject. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s comprehensive and controversial rewrite of ...


GJ lodging down for first time since ’04

By Staff

Monthly lodging tax collections are down in Grand Junction for the first time since 2004. November figures released Wednesday weighed in at $116,354, down from a year ago, when tax totals were at $119,415, a decrease of 2.6 percent. However, ...


Loss of three holes upsets senior golfers

By Staff

The debate continues — nine holes or six? Giving up some of the greens at the historic nine-hole Lincoln Park Golf Course is something that dedicated players don’t want to do, but proponents for a redesign of the course say the ...


Fruita firm sued over unfinished pipeline

By Staff

IXP Inc., a Fruita-based construction company, failed to complete a more than $10 million pipeline-installation project in Utah and has not paid more than $2.6 million to a number of subcontractors, according to a series of civil complaints ...


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