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Methane capture can be a complicated issue for utilities

By Dennis Webb

For utilities, buying methane-powered electricity isn’t a simple matter. Jim Heneghan, with the Delta-Montrose Electric Association, said the utility couldn’t directly tap into the existing Oxbow project itself because of other ...


Trapper coal mine near Craig will stay open

By Staff

The Interior Department on Friday made official its environmental review of the Trapper coal mine near Craig, allowing that mine to continue operations and presumably pursue a planned expansion of federal coal there. The review found that ...


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Col. Hagerty had commanding presence

By Gary Harmon

Retired Marine Col. Roger Hagerty, a holder of the Bronze Star with a combat V, who was active in veterans affairs in Grand Junction and served as the commanding officer of the 7th Marines in 1981, died Thursday. He was 84. A memorial service ...


Embezzler may get a break

By Staff

A former employee of the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office who was given a 10-year prison sentence for embezzling more than $440,000 from the office will have a chance at a shorter sentence after the Colorado Court of Appeals ...


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Legislature approves resolution supporting Jordan Cove project

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Legislature added its voice Friday in support of a proposal to build a natural gas export facility in Jordan Cove, Oregon. Under Senate Joint Resolution 39, the Legislature said the proposed project would be a boon ...


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$100,000 bond for child assault suspect

By Greg Ruland

A 41-year-old Grand Junction man was being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond at the Mesa County Jail on Friday on suspicion of sex assault on a child and related charges. Bruce Paul Anthony Montgomery was arrested after an investigation into ...


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Unlawful acts with 4-year-old alleged

By Duffy Hayes

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man appeared before a judge Friday and was advised of possible charges including unlawful sexual contact with a child and indecent exposure for alleged acts committed in the presence of a 4-year-old girl. An ...


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A ‘no barriers life’

By Katie Langford

As the only blind man to summit Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer could easily talk about his accomplishments for hours. He’s climbed the Seven Summits — the highest peaks on every continent — as well as kayaked 277 miles of ...


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Airport board
 hires new chief
 for $160,000

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Regional Airport has a new chief in the form of the current head of Durango-La Plata County Airport. The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority on Friday offered Kip Turner a base salary of $160,000 to take over as ...


County grew by 500 from 2014 to 2015

By Amy Hamilton

Colorado’s population rate ranked as the nation’s second-fastest in growth in 2014 and 2015, with most of the increases on the Front Range. While the state saw an increase of 101,000 people, most of those people located or were ...


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