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Three arrested in bowling alley fracas

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Fewer felony cases filed in Mesa County

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County filed fewer felony cases and reported less crime last year, mirroring an overall trend of crime decreasing nationwide since 2005. The county reported its highest ever felony filing case-load of 2,223 in 2005. As of last week, ...

18- to 24-year-olds did not show up at polls as expected

By Staff

Youth were supposed to turn out in masses for the election of 2008. That did not happen in Mesa County. From the general election of 2004 to 2008 the youth vote, those aged 18 to 24, actually decreased by 600. “Which really runs ...

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Snowy December ranks among whitest

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Relentless waves of strong winter storms that pounded the Grand Valley made for one of the snowiest Decembers on record, although it may not necessarily be a harbinger for the rest of the season. A total of 13.9 inches of snow piled up at ...

One driller presses on in Piceance

By Staff

Falling natural gas prices and the decision of several major energy companies to draw down their drilling operations in northwest Colorado will not deter Vantage Energy from drilling the Roan Plateau over the next two years. Mark Rothenberg, ...


Priority flight for veterans planned

By Duffy Hayes

Time is not on the side of World War II veterans. Yesterday — and the day before that, and the day before that — more than 1,200 of them died, along with the heroic memories of their service and the stories of their incredible ...

Four-thousand-dollar well fee will continue

By Dennis Hill

A new $4,000 fee for U.S. Bureau of Land Management oil and gas drilling permits will continue to be assessed at least until early March, while Congress decides whether to keep it in place. Some area energy developers say the fee is yet ...

Outdoor recreation plan will lead to grant funds

By Staff

Colorado’s 42 state parks attract more than 11 million visitors every year, and a new comprehensive statewide plan released last week will help guide state agencies in managing those lands. It also will bring needed additional funds to ...

Sen. elect White to promote rules for oil shale development

By Staff

Commercial oil shale production might be years away, but Republican state lawmakers plan to craft some general policies this year that could set the stage for developing the abundant fossil fuel. Sen.-elect Al White, R-Hayden, said he plans ...


At heart of downtown, Seventh and Main intersection endures a rough patch

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An empty building languishes at one corner, home for nearly a decade to a thriving business that eventually succumbed to financial problems. Across the street, to the west, is a stately structure whose primary occupant bailed for a host of ...

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