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Utility looks at fuel from coal mine methane

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs-based electric utility is in discussions about purchasing power that would be generated from methane that is now vented to the atmosphere from coal mining in the North Fork Valley. “It’s really an outside ...

Tickets still available for Denver celebration

By Charles Ashby

Tickets are still available for those who want to dine or see a concert with Colorado’s incoming governor, John Hickenlooper, and his running mate, Joe Garcia. The two Democrats will be sworn into office at a 10 a.m. inaugural ceremony ...

Son heads to trial in brutal killing of his father

By Dennis Webb

MEEKER — Sixteen Rio Blanco County residents will spend most of January considering the case of a man accused of killing his father with a hatchet in 2009. Jury selection will begin Tuesday in the trial of Jerry Snider Jr. He faces ...

Law like Arizona’s a no-go, says Republican

By Charles Ashby

Republicans intend to introduce several illegal-immigration measures when the Legislature starts work this month, and at least one GOP member is hopeful something will be passed by a divided statehouse and signed by a Democratic ...

First baby born in 2011 at St. Mary’s

By Staff

First baby born in 2011 at St. Mary’s The first baby of the new year was born Saturday afternoon at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. According to Samantha Moe, hospital spokeswoman, the family declined to be ...

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Pooch a bit too poochy?

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Losing a few pounds in the New Year can give you more energy and help you avoid obesity-related illnesses. Those are benefits anyone can appreciate, whether they have a tail or not. Tiara Rado Animal Hospital Manager Susan Kingsbury thought ...

Atheist to give first invocation at council meeting

By Amy Hamilton

For the first time in Grand Junction’s history, an atheist will deliver the invocation at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. The event is a landmark for the local atheists’ group, Western Colorado Atheists & ...

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Down economy forced Gov. Ritter to abandon some programs while he also came under fire

By Charles Ashby

Frustrating. That was the single word outgoing Gov. Bill Ritter used to describe his four years in office. Frustrating that the worst recession in decades hit the state and nation on his watch. Frustrating that it caused Colorado to have to ...

Top Story #5: Plagiarism scandal stunts McInnis’ campaign for guv

By Charles Ashby

Former congressman Scott McInnis might well have been elected governor of Colorado had it not been for a plagiarism scandal that upended his campaign this summer. The Grand Junction resident was expected to win the Republican nomination over ...

Top Story #2: Data breach surprises county

By Paul Shockley

The technology error of a lifetime in Mesa County happened in seconds and lingered for months. Fallout may not be realized for years. A click of a computer mouse by a now-former employee of the county’s Information Technology ...

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