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Penry won’t try to keep Senate seat

By Staff

Minority Leader Josh Penry will not run for re-election to his state Senate seat, the Grand Junction Republican said Thursday. Penry’s unexpected withdrawal in November from the race to be the GOP nominee for governor created ...

Jabs brings back American Furniture Warehouse to Grand Junction

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American Furniture Warehouse is returning to Grand Junction. The Englewood, Colo.-based furniture store plans to open its 13th Colorado location on 20 acres settled between Wal-Mart at 2545 Rimrock Ave. and Gold’s Gym at 700 Maldonado ...

Time to tap abundant resources of Energy Alley

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It’s about time to start tapping the biggest tank of fuel along Energy Alley between Green River, Utah, and Rifle, a RAND Corp. analyst said. “We need some early production” from oil shale, said James T. Bartis, senior ...

Tech tested in China aims to get kerogen from oil shale

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An Arizona company is aiming to use technology tested on coal in China to draw kerogen from oil shale in Colorado and send fuel to markets around the globe. The company, AuraSource Inc., also plans to build a refinery capable of processing as ...

Exxon tests successful tech in quest to tap oil shale

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ExxonMobil, the world’s largest energy company, wants to jolt kerogen from the oil shale trapped deep in the Piceance Basin. The company has run successful tests with the “Electrofrac” technology in its Colony Mine near the ...

Company plans petroleum from oil shale by 2013

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A Utah company hopes to coax petroleum from oil shale as soon as 2013, possibly even 2012, by digging up the rock, lining the pit with heating tubes, replacing the rock and firing up the pipes. The company, Red Leaf Resources, is gearing up ...

Energy Alley oil shale deposits: Richest in the world

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For more than a century now, the pale cliffs overlooking the Colorado River have been known to hold a giant energy storehouse. But it is one that has at times looked more like a carnival funhouse with distorted reflections, dead-end alleys, ...

Plenty of coal yet to be mined from the Uinta region

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Old coal mines dot the route along Energy Alley from Green River, Utah, to Rifle, from small holes punched into the Bookcliffs overlooking the Grand Valley to the closed Roadside Mine in De Beque Canyon. North of Grand Junction, miners are ...

Cops seek suspect in dog’s dragging death

By Amy Hamilton

Law enforcement officials Wednesday night were trying to locate the person they suspect dragged a dog to death behind a vehicle up Rim Rock Drive, Colorado National Monument Superintendent Joan Anzelmo said. An anonymous tip line that ...

Reality sets in for bidders looking for foreclosure auction bargains

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Colleen Proctor arrived Wednesday at the year’s final Mesa County foreclosure auction looking for a deal. Like many before her, she left empty-handed. Just 24 of the 361 foreclosed homes brought to auction in Mesa County this year sold ...

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