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Garfield studies not part of EPA fracturing probe

By Dennis Webb

A draft Environmental Protection Agency plan for looking into concerns about hydraulic fracturing’s possible impacts on drinking water doesn’t include any of several Garfield County sites that have been proposed for case ...

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Big snow day in valley

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It didn’t quite compare to the “snowpocalypse” inundating the Eastern and Midwestern United States with flurries, but Grand Junction got more snow Tuesday than it received during the entire month of January. Two inches of ...


GJ business owner takes Club 20 helm

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Bonnie Petersen, a Western Slope native whose background includes owning her own business and representing Qwest Communications, is the new head of Club 20. Petersen, 57, whose family history in western Colorado reaches back to before the ...

DA delays decision on whether to charge woman with abduction of kin

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County prosecutor on Tuesday said he needs more time to decide if a 72-year-old woman will face criminal charges in the alleged abduction of her great-grandson. Rosa Mae Welker, of Grand Junction, appeared free on bond and was ...

Audit revealed $2,600 owed, grill owner says

By Amy Hamilton

An audit of Pinon Grill revealed the restaurant owed the city $2,600 over six years, according to the restaurant’s owner, Steve Hoefer. The prospect that the restaurant at the Tiara Rado Golf Course would face an audit was brought up ...

Lochmiller seeks more prep time before trial

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The owner of failed Valley Investments in Grand Junction pleaded not guilty to 33 charges Tuesday in a case that is set for trial later this month in Denver. Philip Rand Lochmiller, however, is asking that his trial in federal court be ...

Oops, taxes weren’t late, state says

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A clerical error led to several Grand Junction businesses mistakenly being told they had paid their state sales tax late and would be fined. Three downtown businesses — Brown Cycles, 549 Main St.; Kairos, 129 S. Sixth St.; and ...

Suit filed to block Pinon Ridge uranium mill project

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An environmental organization based in Telluride is asking a state court in Denver to halt a proposed uranium mill in Montrose County. The Sheep Mountain Alliance said state regulators failed to act quickly enough on a permit. The company ...

Hatchet-slaying deliberations in sixth day

By Dennis Webb

A Rio Blanco County jury heads into a sixth day of deliberations in Meeker today as it tries to reach a verdict and avoid a mistrial in the monthlong murder trial of Jerry Snider Jr. A holdout juror reportedly has kept the 12-person panel ...

Immigration bill likely to die

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee is expected to kill a measure today that would turn Colorado’s main illegal immigration statute into one closely resembling a controversial Arizona law. The measure, introduced by Rep. Randy Baumgardner, ...

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