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Sen. Penry tries to calm fears about drilling

By Dennis Webb

BATTLEMENT MESA — State Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry said Monday that he expects Antero Resources to engage in a “good-faith give-and-take” with Battlement Mesa residents to minimize the effects of oil and gas drilling ...

County downplays need for fracking rules

By Staff

Proposed federal legislation targeting hydraulic fracturing fluid, used by the energy industry to release trapped pockets of gas deep underground, drew the ire of the Mesa County Commission on Monday. The commission unanimously passed a ...

Only a third of jobless Coloradans receiving unemployment benefits

By Emily Shockley

Colorado’s unemployment trust fund is full and weekly payments are some of the highest in the nation, but just a third of unemployed Coloradans are receiving benefits. An investigation by non-profit news source ProPublica found only six ...

Cattle rustlers adapting well to 21st century

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Cattle rustling, generally seen as a kind of rough-and-tumble criminal occupation conducted under moonlight and on horseback, has taken on a white-collar tinge. Modern-day rustlers sell cattle over and over or use them as collateral over ...

Ranchers braced for ballot beef

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Ranchers who once could round up legislators with relative ease will soon face challenges well beyond the walls of the General Assembly, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s lobbyist said Monday. Ranchers might have to confront ...

Man arrested, two remain hospitalized after rollover crash

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Two people remain hospitalized and a man was arrested after a rollover accident that authorities said happened after the driver may have been avoiding a DUI checkpoint. The driver, Michael Paul Myers, 26, 2915 Orchard Ave., No. C26, was ...

Man accused of sexually assaulting child

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A Grand Junction man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting a young child who was staying overnight at his house. Michael Robert Smith, 51, 653 Lela Place, was jailed on suspicion of sexual ...

Failed bond measure leaves land empty

By Emily Shockley

Failed ballot measures in November left School District 51 and the city of Grand Junction with lots of land and no money to put anything on it. The school district owns nine vacant lots, totaling about 188 acres across the Grand Valley, that ...

Denver man drowned while swimming

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A man who drowned in the Colorado River near the Colorado-Utah state line was identified Sunday as 43-year-old Jesse Lee Melvin of Denver. Rob Kurtzman, forensic pathologist with the Mesa County Coroner’s Office, said Melvin was ...

Bounty Hunter dog 9-3-8 fil

Bounty hunter’s Mesa County visit to be aired

By Paul Shockley

Duane “Dog” Chapman’s strange venture into Mesa County justice is apparently ready for prime time. In the continuation of a three-part series on A&E Television’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” Chapman’s ...

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