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Dominguez wilderness bill advances

By Staff

A plan to set aside nearly 276,000 acres of land in Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties as wilderness and conservation areas overwhelmingly passed the U.S. Senate during a Thursday morning vote. The Senate voted 73-21 — with both ...


REFORD THEOBOLD 1-16

Second-longest tenured councilman wants another shot

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When Reford Theobold joined the Grand Junction City Council in 1985, the Grand Valley was mired in an economic crisis brought on by the oil-shale bust. Property values plummeted and foreclosures soared. Fast-forward nearly 25 years, and while ...


Boy, 14, faces charge in Montrose school slashing

By Amy Hamilton

MONTROSE — After a two-month wait, prosecutors Wednesday charged a Montrose boy as a juvenile for the part they allege he played in a throat-slashing incident at Montrose High School. The 14-year-old boy, who had been housed at Grand ...


Briefs: Mobile Junction January 15, 2009

By Staff

Ex-teacher now learning about dinosaurs • For eight years, Raymond Bley was an elementary school teacher. For 30 years after that, he was an elementary school principal. Now, at the age of 76, he’s well into a career as an ...


Xcel to test solar generation at Cameo

By Special to the Sentinel

Instead of burning coal to produce steam to create electricity, Xcel Energy’s Cameo Generating Station may one day use the burning sun to generate power. Xcel said Wednesday its Cameo plant would be the company’s first trial ...


GJ choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

By Melinda Mawdsley

In a small rehearsal room, on the quiet Mesa State College campus, a special rehearsal took place Thursday. Nearly 30 people, who are either a college choir member or member of the Western Colorado Chorale, spent four hours practicing in ...


Fruita hopes to broaden rec appeal

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Fruita and the desert expanse surrounding it have long been revered as a haven for mountain bikers, four-wheeling enthusiasts and hunters. But the city hopes in the coming months to diversify its appeal through the creation of a parks, open ...


Child-abuse suspect subject of previous probe

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A Grand Junction man jailed this week on charges he broke his 1-year-old son’s arm was investigated but not arrested several months earlier after the baby suffered two broken arms, according to an arrest affidavit. The affidavit also ...


FRENCH, U.S. FIRMS TO TEAM UP ON SHALE

By Dennis Webb

The French energy giant Total is staking a claim in a U.S. oil shale project, gaining an interest in a federal lease in northwest Colorado. The company issued a news release Wednesday saying it will acquire a 50 percent stake in IDT ...


BLM PLANS MORE OIL SHALE LEASING

By Dennis Webb

Energy companies will get another crack at winning oil shale research and development leases on federal land, after an announcement by the Bureau of Land Management in the waning days of the Bush administration. The BLM said Wednesday it will ...


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