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Libertarian joins race for District 54, says he’s an ‘unlikely candidate’

By Charles Ashby

A fourth candidate has jumped into the race to replace Rep. Jared Wright in House District 54. Samuel Kyle Davis, a production assistant at KREX-TV Channel 5, announced his candidacy late Sunday as the Libertarian Party candidate for the ...


River water project to benefit De Beque, farmers, energy firms

By Gary Harmon

Ranchers and De Beque residents will gain irrigation water and the energy industry will have access to water for drilling under a project that will pump water out of the bottom of the Colorado River. Energy companies will pay most of the cost ...


Encana selling subsidiary that distributes liquefied natural gas

By Dennis Webb

Encana is unloading its U.S. liquefied natural gas business as part of a continuing restructuring that includes shedding some gas assets. Texas-based Stabilis Energy said in a news release that it is acquiring “substantially all” ...


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Pipeline from Persigo would fuel vehicles with converted methane

By Amy Hamilton

The Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant burns off the equivalent of 530 gallons of methane each day, but soon enough the city of Grand Junction’s fleet vehicles will be running off that fuel. All Grand Junction city councilors gave the ...


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Anxious growers shiver

By Gary Harmon

Peach growers in Palisade geared up Monday night for another cold blast in hopes of preserving a crop that was battered by an unusual lack of wind about 18 hours before. Some growers said they fared reasonably well and others were more ...


Country Jam will foot bill for sheriff

By Emily Shockley

Despite concerns that the cost would be unsustainable, the new organizers of Country Jam will be billed $50,000 for law enforcement services provided by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office during the June 19-22 music festival in Mack. Mesa ...


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Through it runs a river

By Gary Harmon

The upper reaches of the Colorado River make up one of the nation’s most endangered rivers, largely because of the possibility of a transmountain diversion, according to an annual listing. The upper Colorado came in second among the ...


Hoping for kernel of truth: If you volunteer for it, they will come

By Amy Hamilton

If you don’t want the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival to get creamed, it’s best to pipe up now and volunteer. A handful of organizers have taken over initial planning to host this year’s 23rd-annual event, but they warn a ...


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Coast Guard auxiliary highlights presence

By Emily Shockley

The U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t limit its presence to the coastlines of the United States. The 15 Grand Valley members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary can attest to that. The local flotilla hosted a division training and awards banquet for ...


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Grand Valley tree pollen worst in 10 years

By Emily Shockley

The peak of spring allergy season in the Grand Valley has likely passed thanks to some tree varieties finishing up the budding process and air-cleansing precipitation knocking down elevated levels of pollen this weekend, according to Mesa ...


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